If sail and liveaboard
there are basically two. Twin Dolphins
in Bradenton and Regatta
in Palmetto (right across the river).
We are in Twin Dolphins
and like it here. It is a nice marina and well maintained. Plus it is right downtown with plenty to do. The marina has mostly floating docks although there are some that are fixed for a cheaper rate. The marina has 6 nicely appointed and maintained shower
rooms (although we shower
on board), a very nice swimming pool and hot tub, free grills to use, pump out at the docks, a fuel dock
, and a 15% discount card to the restaurant for annual members.
The area is well protected and is a great sailing area with lots to visit. We use this as our staging area to make money
and then leave to cruise