Bradenton, and Palmetto Boat Slips – Regatta Pointe Marina Virtual Tour

Bradenton and Palmetto boaters have chosen Regatta Pointe Marina as their “Favorite Marina” in back-to-back years (2013 & 2014), according to the annual “People’s Choice Awards” held by The Bradenton Herald. 

Regatta Pointe Marina slips are preferred by regional boaters because they include more amenities (like a pool, hot tub, boaters lounges, exercise facilities & more), quick access to local highways (including I-75 and Hwys 41, 301 & 275), and quick access to the Manatee River, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  Click on the link below to watch a virtual tour of Regatta Pointe Marina:

The Best Slip Fees in Bradenton, Palmetto Area

Regatta Pointe Marina slip fees start at only $8 per foot, the lowest in the Bradenton, Palmetto area. We specialize in boats from 20′ to 120′ and offer standard slips as well as lifts and live aboard options.  We also have special offers including “First Month Free” when you sign an annual lease and “Front Slip Specials” for a flat $199 per month.

Whether you’re looking for daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal or annual docking, we’ve got great slip rates for you.  Click on the “Request Slip Information“ button below and take a few seconds to tell us about your boat.  We’ll get back to you with our best slip options for you and your vessel.

Slip request info

Transition to Live Aboard Boating at Regatta Pointe Marina

Where do you feel free of stress?  Where do you feel alive and in touch with nature? If you’re a yacht owner, it’s probably on your boat. So why not consider the live-aboard lifestyle? 

Living aboard your vessel is a great way to save money, while downsizing from some of the vast amount of possessions that make you feel tied down.  The easiest way to make the transition from a house to living on the water is to select an all-inclusive marina that embraces live aboard boaters, like Regatta Pointe Marina, in the region where you want to make your home-base.

A good live aboard marina will have top-flight facilities such as a boaters lounge, showers, laundry, and electricity on every slip. A great live aboard marina will also have amenities such as a swimming pool, exercise gym, cable TV and internet connections. When you have all of these things, life aboard your boat is as comfortable as a house or apartment with the freedom and nautical environment that you love.

Our live aboard boaters here at Regatta Pointe Marina also enjoy the community aspects of living near fellow boaters and our marina staff, all of whom share their love of boating. Live aboard boaters receive membership to the Regatta Pointe Yacht Club, which has many fun social events including cruises, cookouts, games, boat races and more.  It’s just one more reason we’ve been recognized in state and national publications as the premier live aboard marina in Florida.

Click here to take a look a more information on live aboard boating at Regatta Pointe Maria.

Live Aboard Powerboats Becoming Common

Powerboats are becoming the live aboard home to more and more boaters.  The live-aboard lifestyle enjoyed by sailors for generations isn’t just for sailors anymore.  The room aboard a 36’motorcraft is more than ample to support a spacious and homey life, particularly in the sedan/convertible crafts.

The aft cockpit is perfect for deck seating, and even has space for a grill or outdoor table. We’ve even seen people set up full entertainment centers in this space. From there you can utilize the foredeck for reading or relaxing. The cockpit is another space that can be decorated or customized make your nautical home comfortable whether you’re at the dock or heading out for a cruise.

The salon is a great a living room with a television and counter space. A savvy boater/chef will cook full meals in the galley.  Meanwhile you shouldn’t have any trouble getting a full to queen size bed in your stateroom, depending upon the size of your vessel. Give your head some minor decorations, and you’ve basically got an apartment on the water.

Whether you’re planning to live aboard a power or sailboat, you’re going to save a considerable amount of money and have more time to devote to boating than you ever imaged.  While a typical small waterfront apartment on the Florida Gulf Coast starts at around $1,500 per month.  Slip space at Regatta Pointe Marina is typically only a few hundred a month, and includes a luxurious boater’s lounge, a gym, a pool, boat house, the area’s top ship’s store and easy access to the open Gulf waters.

Click here to take a look at all of the amenities available at Regatta Pointe Marina.  Also, take a look at the marina’s live aboard information here, or better yet come by and take a tour of our facilities. 

Deciding on Live Aboard Boating

Regatta Pointe Marina on Florida’s Gulf Coast is one of the few marinas perfectly structured for live aboard boaters. So if you are considering the live-aboard life, here is a little rundown on what you can expect.

Life on a boat is similar to life in a house or an apartment. You really do have everything you need available to you.  There is no need to sacrifice comfort.  A typical live aboard boat has the same bedroom(s), bathroom(s), a kitchen, air conditioning and beautiful water views.  Many boats even have a room for entertaining on a boat.

Most live aboard boaters sleep very comfortably in full or queen-size beds.  Storage and closet space is much more ample than you might expect. The galley (kitchen) is not as large as in a typical home, but there is usually enough space for food preparation and a few appliances with a table space for dining.

If you love the water, you will appreciate a year round view from your deck.  And you’ll love the financial savings as well.  In south Florida, even one-bedroom apartments along the waterfront typically cost around $1,500 or more per month.  However, live aboard boaters at Regatta Pointe Marina pay just a few hundred per month (price depends upon the size of the boat).  And you will find that places like Regatta Pointe Marina are full of like-minded boaters, giving you the opportunity to share your passion and be a part of a happy boating community.

Click here to take a look live aboard life at Regatta Pointe Marina.  Or here for a full list of our amenities

Margarita Mondays at Reef & Grill

Monday’s just got awesome!

Riverhouse Reef & Grill introduces Margarita Mondays. All day, enjoy Manatee County’s favorite riverfront views and the best Margaritas for only $3, plus Happy Hour prices and $5 Appetizers.

Brush off your Monday blues with us. The Riverhouse Reef & Grill was recently selected finalist for the Bradenton Herald’s Peoples Choice for Most Romantic and Best Overall Restaurant.

The Reef & Grill sits in the middle of the Manatee River, at the end of Regatta Pointe Marina’s main pier. 


We’ve Won People’s Choice Awards: Best Marina

Thank you for voting for us!

Regatta Pointe Marina was awarded Best Marina in the 2013 Bradenton Herald’s People’s Choice Awards!  The awards were officially announced in the Sunday, May 12 edition of the Herald, and votes were tallied according to reader submissions.

We couldn’t be any prouder to know that the Manatee County boating community considers us the number one marina!  We have the finest facilities, best staff and the most amenities of any the Bradenton, Palmetto area.  We offer very competitive slip rates (starting at just $9 per foot) and constantly seek out new ways we can give back to our community. From liveaboard boaters to weekend watercraft owners and our Regatta Pointe Yacht Club members, we treat all of our boaters like family, because we understand and share your passion for life on the water.

We also want to invite the entire community to stop by the marina and enjoy an incredible meal with our friends at Riverside Reef & Grill, who were named Best Sunday Brunch and finalist for Best All Around Restaurant and Most Romantic Restaurant in People’s Choice Awards!  Way to go Riverside Reef & Grill!  You’ve earned it!!

2014 Nautical Expo at Regatta Pointe Marina

2014 Nautical Expo, Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL, April 12-13

Regatta Pointe Marina will host Manatee County’s largest free boating event this spring ‑ The 2014 Nautical Expo, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12& 13.

The annual Nautical Expo features a boat show, nautical market, boating seminars,boat rides and more. Complete event details are available at

This event is organized by the Regatta Pointe Marina Yacht Brokers, including American Marine, Massey Yacht Sales, Whiteaker Yacht Sales, and Shippey Marine.

There will be more than 50 in-water boats, as well as many more located along the promenade and on trailers around the marina. New boats and brokerage boats will be on display, both sail and power. All boats will be open for touring. Boaters and brokers in the market are invited to join the boat show.

The Nautical Expo will feature free two-hour boating seminars each day by expert presenters. April 12 enjoy “Cruising: Florida Coast to the Caribbean” by Jeff Grossman & Jean Levine from 2-4 p.m. April 13 enjoy “Anchoring: From A to Z” by Bruce Bingham from 2-4 p.m. Both seminars are free, and open to the public.

The Nautical Expo also includes an in-water Catalina new boat review, powerboat rides and sign up incentives from Freedom Boat Club and youth fishing stations led by local charter captains.

Businesses and organizations interested in joining our nautical market are invited request exhibit space at