Regatta Pointe Marina Residents Potluck Aug 2016

Regatta Pointe Marina residents are invited to join us for a potluck dinner from 6-9pm on Aug 25 at the Eagle’s Nest (3rd floor above Riverhouse Reef & Grill).

Join us and meet your neighbors!   Regatta Pointe Marina has one of the largest liveaboard communities in the region.  We hope this will be a great opportunity for residents to get to know one another.  

The Riverhouse kitchen will be providing us with entrees.  Residents are asked to bring a side dish, desserts, or a non-alcoholic drink to share.  The Riverhouse will provide a cash bar serving alcoholic beverages, guests are prohibited from bringing their own. 

We’d like to get an estimate of how many will attend, so we can give the Riverhouse advance notice.  Please RSVP on this event’s Facebook page (Click here to RSVP on Facebook) or by emailing 

We hope to see you there!

Cyber Monday Get $25 Gift Card FREE with $100 Gift Card purchase.

This year we are encouraging our customers to keep dollars local by offering our very own Cyber Monday special.
On Nov. 30, 2015, for every $100 eGift card to Riverhouse Reef & Grill you purchase, receive a bonus $25 reward card. You can make your purchase on our online eGift card store, located at This offer ends soon, so don’t wait too long!

Medicare Enrollment Ends Dec. 7: Speak to Leslee Vandegraft

Any Regatta Pointe Marina customers interested in exploring their Medicare options should be aware the end of the Annual Enrollment Period is Monday, December 7th. Leslee C Vandegraft is a resident of Regatta Pointe Marina and is available to answer any questions that you might have.

Please give her a call today to look into what your options are. There are multiple plans to choose from including plans for those with chronic conditions and even special plans available for people with Vet benefits that actually put some money back into your pocket each month while providing benefits over and above the VA.

Also, the Open Enrollment Period for ACA (Obamacare) is in full swing. In order to receive a 1/1/16 effective date you are required to enroll no later than 12/15/15. The Enrollment Period does continue until mid-February however the later that you wait the later it would take effect. The rates are dependent upon your projected income, how many are in your household and whether or not you are a smoker. There are NO HEALTH QUESTIONS. You may even be eligible for a $0 monthly premium plan while avoiding the 2016 penalty. 

Leslee is here to help you understand all of what seems too overwhelming and to try to put it into English! 

Please feel free to call Leslee or even shoot her a text.

Leslee C Vandegraft
L.C. Insurance Services
Independent  Agent
941-527-7686 or 812-216-7213 
Yellow houseboat  - L-Dock

Easter Brunch at Riverhouse, April 5, 2015

Bring the whole family to enjoy an incredible Easter Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m,  April 5, 2015 at Riverhouse Reef & Grill.  The Reef & Grill is the back-to-back winner (2013 & 2014) of Favorite Brunch in the annual Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Awards.

On Easter Sunday, the Reef & Grill will have an expanded brunch menu that includes a chef carving station. As always, guests will enjoy our expansive water views of the Manatee River, separating Bradenton and Palmetto, FL. 

Adults are $22, Kids 12 to 6 are $12 and Children under 5 are free.

Celebrate Valentines Day 2015 Waterfront at Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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

  • Saturday 2/14/2015 in the Riverfront Room above Riverhouse Reef & Grill
  • $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

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!

Call 941-729-0616 or stop by the host stand at your next visit.

More Manatee County Boaters Start 2015 at Regatta Pointe Marina

Regatta Pointe Marina is the preferred liveaboard and large boat marina in Manatee County (Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch & Palmetto), and 2014 was a banner year for the 350-slip facility. 

Regatta Pointe Marina

More than 50 long-term lease holders joined the Regatta Pointe Marina boating community in 2014, taking advantage of great slip rates and resort quality amenities.  These boaters enjoy the beautiful Manatee River setting, with quick access to major highways as well as no bridges to the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. 

The marina was host to many great events, including the annual Regatta Pointe Marina Nautical Expo in the spring, 2014 Summer Sailstice River Regatta, the Turkey Run Regatta, and many social functions hosted by Regatta Pointe Yacht Club.  Regatta Pointe Marina boaters were also able to take advantage of large community events held within walking distance, such as the DeSoto Seafood Festival, Taste of Manatee, the July 4th Fireworks & concert and the Holiday Boat Parade. 

With so much to do and see, it’s no wonder the readers of the Bradenton Herald selected Regatta Pointe Marina for the People’s Choice Award – Best Marina for the second consecutive year in 2014.  With even more planned in the month’s ahead, 2015 is going to be another great year at Regatta Pointe Marina.

Savor the Waterfront with a Riverhouse Margarita

Riverhouse Reef & Grill embodies the old-Florida seafood dining experience that residents and vacation travelers long for all year round.  And there’s no better way to savor our 270-degree view of the Manatee River and downtown Bradenton than with a Riverhouse Margarita. 

It’s the Classic Boat Drink!  And each member of our bar staff is trained with our signature formula and house tequila. The Riverhouse Margarita is a Happy Hour favorite (from 3-6 p.m. daily for just $4) and served with your choice of salt, and a fresh lime in a glass about size of your face. 

Add Grand Marnier for only $ 2.50


Anchoring Laws in Florida May Be Tightening

Boaters in Florida may find the anchoring laws get tighter in the very near future. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed a public survey on Dec. 7, 2014 examining proposed changes to anchoring.

The FWC is examining new restrictions that could force anchored boats to move 150 feet offshore, ban boats “in a condition of disrepair or poor maintenance” or require that permanently anchored boats be moved several miles every few weeks. That could have a major impact on liveaboard boaters who choose not to dock at a liveaboard marina (like Regatta Pointe Marina). 

“Issues related to anchoring boats continue to be a challenge,” said Maj. Richard Moore of the FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section in a video placed on the FWC website.

“Boat owners, marina owners and owners of waterfront infrastructure constantly fear damage to their property when a thunderstorm blows through, because of the likelihood that boats anchored nearby may become adrift.”

The officer also cited complaints about popular water-skiing areas made unusable because of boats anchored there; “public nuisance” boats left to sink and become derelict; and boats anchored “for extended periods of time, a bit closer to waterfront residences than many people would agree is appropriate.”

According to Moore, there is no way to know when or in what form potential anchoring legislation could change.


Riverhouse Wedding Review: We have received a true professional service…

The Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings is a premier waterfront venue serving the Bradenton / Palmetto, FL region with a 5-star rating on  Click here to view all of our Wedding Wire reviews, and read the recent a recent review below:

 Vlad said …

We were so fortunate that my wife met Carrie at a Bridal show in Sarasota. In less than two month we did an entire wedding planning. We have received a true professional service. Amazing food, friendly and professional personal. The place itself was superb and had beautiful manatee river views. Everyone who attended our wedding reception said: – “WOW !!!”. It was a great experience for us and our guests. We can’t be any happier.

Thank you so much from our family !

Jane and Vlad

Merry Christmas At Regatta Pointe Marina

Regatta Pointe Marina is very happy to be the preferred marina of Manatee County (Bradenton, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch) boaters.  In 2014, dozens of new boaters joined our vibrant boating community and thousands more were customers of our ship store and other marina businesses.

We’d like to wish all of our customers, friends and fellow boaters a VERY merry Christmas!   

It’ll be another exciting Christmas at Regatta Pointe Marina. Here are some of the exciting events happening this holiday season:

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE (Dec. 13): Our docks will be packed with onlookers enjoying the annual Holiday Boat Parade – organized by the Bradenton Yacht Club – as it comes east on the Manatee River and stops along our southern docks before turning along the Green Bridge and pivoting back to the west.  

CUSTOMER CHRISTMAS PARTY (Dec. 14): The party experts at the Riverhouse will host the Regatta Pointe Marina customer Christmas party in the Eagle’s Nest above the Riverhouse Reef & Grill.  There’ll be a cash bar and heavy appetizers provided.

KINDLE FIRE HDX GIVEAWAY/DRAWING (All month): New customers signing a new lease of at least 6 months will get a Kindle Fire HDX for FREE this month! CLICK HERE FOR MORE  For everyone else, you can get your free Kindle Fire HDX by entering and winning our drawing at the Regatta Pointe Marina ship store or on our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE