Fishing Bait and More in Ship Store at Regatta Pointe Marina

Taking a fishing trip near Bradenton or Palmetto, FL? There is no better place to get your bait and fishing gear than at the Regatta Pointe Marina ship store.  This is particularly true for boaters, who can load up on supplies, bait & fuel all in one stop that’s conveniently located on the northern side of the Manatee River, just west of the Historic Green Bridge.

The RPM ship store is loaded with live shrimp and other bait, frozen fish, tackle, lures, fishing line, and more.  You can even get your rods and reels here if you need. Tie up along our dock and enjoy quick access to the Gulf of Mexico, or Tampa Bay without crossing any bridges. We’ve also got snack foods, ice, sodas and other drinks, plus free coffee.

Stop in for information about the numerous charter fishing boats that dock at Regatta Pointe Marina.

Injured Pelican “Snappy” Back at Regatta Pointe Marina

Some of you here at Regatta Pointe Marina may remember the sick pelican spotted around the marina earlier this month. A wildlife rescue person was finally able to capture the pelican now known as Snappy! (named by one of our young live aboard sailors) We found him one night resting on a dingy by the west side bathhouse. He was very sick, could not fly, and was letting people get very close to him.  But if you got too close, he would turn around and snap at you with his big bill. That’s when our little sailor girl started calling him Snappy.

Snappy was captured the next morning and taken to the Bayshore Animal Hospital where Dr. Mosler determined he was full of round worms, which are found in a parasitic form in fish. Snappy was nursed back to health at the hospital.

We have good news today! Snappy has been returned to the Marina and has fully recovered from parasites. Yes, even Pelicans can get some bad fish now and then. Justin Matthews with Justin Matthews Wildlife Rescue, tells me Snappy only had a day or two before he more than likely would not have survived.

If you come across an injured bird or other wildlife, do not try to trap it yourself. Instead, call one of these numbers for help:
Matthews Wildlife Rescue @ 941-822-3272
Wildlife inc. @ 941-778-6349
Save Our Sea Birds @ 941-388-3010

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Sweetheart Night on Valentines Day 2014 at Riverhouse Reef & Grill

  • Friday 2/14/14 – Palmetto / Bradenton, Fl on the beautiful Manatee River
  • $100 per couple
  • Elegant four-course menu
  • Dancing with live DJ
  • Bouquet of flowers for each couple
  • Box of chocolate for each couple
  • Bottle of wine for each couple

Bring your valentine to Riverhouse Reef & Grill and celebrate your special relationship at the second-annual Sweetheart Night! 

Sweethearts on the waterfront

This special event for couples features a bottle of wine, live music, dancing, flowers, chocolates, and a very special menu including an appetizer, salad, dessert, and spectacular entrees!  The entrees include an option of Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce,
Whole Maine Lobster, Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass w/Vanilla Champagne Beurre-Blanc, or Chicken Chevre with Lemon-Basil Butter Sauce.

Book your reservations now. Seating is limited and will book fast!


Want $100? Send a Friend to Regatta Pointe Marina

Want to make an easy $100? Send a friend to Regatta Pointe Marina.  

Regatta Pointe Marina was named the Bradenton Herald’s People’s Choice for Favorite Marina in 2013 because it has more amenities, a convenient location, and the best staff around.  So help us spread the word, and earn some money for yourself in return.

Regatta Pointe Marina’s referral program gives anyone the opportunity to make some quick cash, just by telling their friends and family about the great rates and amenities the marina offers.

Have the person(s) your referring write in your name and contact information on one of these referral cards (shown right), and we’ll send you $100 after they sign a slip agreement of six months or one year.

You can pick up referral cards at the Regatta Pointe Marina Ship Store, or click on the referral card image above to download it now.


Regatta Pointe Marina is the Bradenton / Palmetto Charter HQ

Thanks to the growth of businesses in the Regatta Pointe Marina charter boating community, there has never been more ways to experience the thrills of boating in and around Manatee County.

Manatee County’s rivers, bays and Gulf outlets provide great opportunities for sailing, power boating, fishing, nature/history tours and more.  Regatta Pointe Marina is home to vessels ready to meet any of these interests. Stop by the new office opened by Catherine’s Florida Charter at Regatta Pointe Marina to get information on more water adventures. 

Here are some of the Charters based at Regatta Pointe Marina:

Bass N Bay Charters – Captain Brady Nelson –
Bradenton Inshore Fishing – Capt. Ryan Taylor –
Florida Fishing Charters -Captain Jim Teeter –
Captain Daniel Kesten –

Manatee River Nature/History Tours:
Riverside Tours – Seating up to 40 for special events hires; Dine & ride river tours from $25 –

Windancer Charter – Charters by the hour or day; Sunset cruises; & ore –
Catherine’s Florida Charters – Package charters; Sunset cruises; Weddings; Water adventures; & more –

Riverhouse Earns Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award recently announced Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings has earned the prestigious Couple’s Choice Award 2014.  After earning all five-star ratings in the previous year, The Couples’ Choice Awards signifies Riverhouse’s place as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.

Wedding Wire allows users to write unsolicited reviews and share their experiences.  The site is a first-stop for brides planning their nuptials.

Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings Wedding Wire Ratings:

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Regatta Pointe Marina Charts of Manatee River, Tampa Bay Entrance

Many customers have stopped in the Regatta Pointe Marina ship store to ask for Manatee River charts.  However, the only water-sealed charts came in big expensive books.  So, at our customer’s requests we’ve created our own.

You can now purchase these Manatee River / Tampa Bay Entrance charts at the RPM ship store for just $5, tax include. The charts are NOAA generated with additional markers & symbols for navigation.  They include local weather radio, tidal information and more to make navigating our regional waterways as smooth as possible.


The Riverhouse offered an ideal wedding solution …

Testimonial submitted on Jan. 2014

We spent a long time checking out wedding reception venues in the Sarasota area, and we are SO happy we chose The Riverhouse. Everything about our reception was perfect — from the food to the setting to the banquet staff. Carrie, the banquet manager, was amazing to work with from start to finish. She was always quick to respond to our (many, many) questions and requests, and she went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. The event staff as a whole was incredibly impressive in every way, always ready to help. 

Since the banquet venue at The Riverhouse is attached to a really great restaurant, we didn’t have any worries about the quality of the food. And we were definitely not disappointed! All of the food was delicious, appealed to a wide range of tastes, and was served efficiently and cheerfully. The kitchen had no problem accommodating the special dietary restrictions that some of our guests have. We’re still getting compliments about how great the food was! 

Since we had a lot of out-of-state friends and family attending our wedding, it was important to us that the wedding give them a little bit of a “Florida feel.” But, we didn’t want to go all out and do a beach wedding. The Riverhouse offered an ideal solution — you get stunning views of the water, a wraparound deck, and an elegantly rustic feel, plus all the comforts of a fully equipped wedding venue. All in all, it was the perfect place for what proved to be a perfect evening. Highly recommended!

Get Your Boat Supplies at RPM Ship Store

Regatta Pointe Marina Boat Supplies

Stop by the Regatta Pointe Marina ship store for your boat supplies.  We have hundreds of products on hand for your convenience, including life preservers, fuel treatment, cleaning solutions, rope and more.

As a West Marine satellite location, we have access to thousands more products.  Most West Marine orders are fulfilled on they’re placed, so skip the crowds and traffic and stop in the Regatta Pointe Marina Ship Store for you boating needs.


De Soto Seafood Festival Comes to Downtown Palmetto in 2014

Join the fun as the Henando De Soto Historical Society’s annual seafood festival comes to downtown Palmetto, just blocks from Regatta Pointe Marina this April.
local seafood - live music - artisan vendors
$2 entry per person to benefit Manasota Operation Troop Support and Feeding Empty Little Tummies – Ages 12 and under FREE
5-10 pm on Friday - 11 am – 10 on Saturday - 12 pm – 6 pm on Sunday
Begun in 1990 as the primary fundraiser for the Hernando de Soto Historical Society, the De Soto Seafood Festival has served delicious seafood and good times to hundreds of thousands of Manatee County residents and guests over the last few decades.

The De Soto Heritage Festival SeaFood Fest is widely recognized as one of Florida’s most outstanding riverfront / downtown events and is attended by thousands each year. The three-day family event features some of the best seafood around along with other tasty offerings from area restaurants and food vendors. A great lineup of continuous entertainment on two stages includes the best the local music scene has to offer as well as nationally known recording artists. Area artisans and craft vendors as well as other activities for the whole family round the offerings at the Seafood Fest.