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Water Activities

Fishing License Fees:
Nonresident, 1 year $47
Nonresident, 7 days $30
Nonresident, 3 days $17

Places you can go to obtain a fishing license nearby:

  • K-MART #3249 941-493-3213 1687 41 BY-PASS S VENICE
  • WAL MART #5264 941-918-1247 13140 S TAMIAMI TR OSPREY
  • WAL MART #769 941-497-2523 4150 S TAMIAMI TR VENICE

Call to obtain a license:
Dial toll-free, either 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356) or 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) from anywhere in the United States or Canada.  (A $3.25 + 2.5% surcharge of total sale per person will be added to your purchase

Bait Shops 

H2Only – 488-8229
121 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis

Mahi Macs – 615-7485
11011 Tamiami Trail, Venice

Venice Municipal Fishing Pier
Behind Sharky’s Restaurant, 2 miles south on Harbor Dr on Venice Island

Gulf Harbor Marina – 488-7734
100 Circuit Rd.

North Jetty Fish Camp
41 south, left on Albee Rd, left on Casey Key to the end where the jetty park is located.

Fishing Guides

Captain Jamie Allen – 628-9031
Shallow water guide – fly and light tackle

Captain Les Hill – 743-6622
Light tackle & saltwater fly fishing

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Legacy Offshore Saltwater Deep Sea Fishing Charter – 473-4603
At Crow’s Nest Marina

Playin’ Hookey Fishing Charters – 780-5237
Inshore and near shore

Hot Pursuit Charters – 993-7897
Captain Dave Pinkham’s Fishing Charter – 473-4603

Get N Some Charters – 232-6741
Captain Dave’s – 276-6987

Flying Fish Fleet – 366-3373
(this is out of Marina Jack’s up in Sarasota.  They have smaller boats and a large boat that takes out lots of people and supplies everything you need..great for families)

Scuba Diving Charters

Aristikat Charters – Capt. Jamie– 321-0852
You meet at the boat launch just down Venice Ave.

Megaladon Charter – 483-3483
At Fishermans’s Wharf, just over the north drawbridge

Scuba Rental / classes

Florida West Scuba – 486-1400
At Fisherman’s Wharf, just over the north drawbridge


Venice Parasiling and Boat Tours – 961-2041
Located at Crow’s Nest Marina