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Your Adventure Starts Here!

Located in W. Central Gulf Coast Florida - A Sensational Vacation Destination

Nature & Amenities

Your family or group will have everything needed for a great summer vacation right inside our resort. Fisherman’s Cove is perfectly situated on the border of 24,900 acres of natural preserve making it a haven for hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, and boating. 

While relaxing, you’ll have access to all resort amenities: a climate-controlled bayside pool & hot spa, Tiki Hut, outside BBQ kitchen, large outdoor pavilion for gatherings, fire pit, clubhouse with full kitchen, family game room center, full fitness center, spacious dog run, 350 ft. private fishing pier, private boat ramp, pickleball court, and expansive views of the Terra Ceia Bay, and more! 

Places for Adventure!

We are snuggled on all sides by well-known cities, each with separate, unique characters and a menagerie of adventures. The cities of Tampa and Clearwater are to the North, Bradenton and Sarasota to the South, and St. Petersburg and Anna Maria Island to the West. You’ll discover places for challenging physical pursuits, theme parks for entertainment, local history, science, and art museums for inspiration, and finally, serene gulf coast beaches for rest, contemplation, and play. 

Planning is a snap!

Below, you’ll find information about where our locals frequent time and time again. Once you’ve looked around, book your accommodations, schedule any additional tours or charters, and order your groceries for delivery in time for your arrival. Please call with any questions at 941-729-3685 or email us at info@myfishermanscove.com. If you prefer, we can complete your booking for you.

Ways to Stay!

The best place to begin your adventure is by choosing your resort accommodations package. We are pet friendly and you may have 2 pets at no additional charge for RV site rentals and villas.* 

Your choices for lodging are mostly dependent on the number of individuals in your group. We offer villas for groups up to 4, RV rentals for groups up to 6, and if you’re bringing your own RV, we have full hook-up sites, 30-50 amp sites available. All choices include full access to all of our exciting resort amenities.

Villa homes
(4 occupant limit + 2 pets)

Our 2 bed/ 2 bath villas are spacious and fully furnished homes. The interior design incorporates local artifacts and treasures found within the nearby Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island areas. Although there is a 7 day minimum booking requirement, if available, it can still be the most economical for families of 4 or less. Check current rates, availability, and book a villa by clicking the button below. 

RV sites
6 occupant limit + 2 pets

If you are an RV owner or arriving in an RV rental, you can book a  site location directly online. The following button will take you straight to our booking engine where you will find current rates and availability.are

RV and site rental
(6 occupant limit + 2 pets)*

Choose an RV rental based on the number of people in your group and your preferences for overall space. We will have it set up on a site and waiting for your arrival. 

*There is an additional fee of $10 per day per pet for our RV rentals. A refundable deposit against damages will also be necessary. There is a 2 day stay minimum. The longer your stay, the lower the per day price will be.

RV sites


RV and site rental

Sensational Summers at The Cove

(Video – 1.30 minutes)

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We are a popular place!

In fact, people have been coming here for thousands of years!

Palmetto, FL is located in the South Tampa Bay area. Fisherman’s Cove is nicely situated on an expansive waterfront view of the Terra Ceia Bay. We are surrounded by 24,900 acres of contiguous aquatic preserve where land and sea are vigorously protected. That means when you take in the views from our resort, you are seeing the same nature that early pioneers first witnessed over 400 years ago. 


Diversity brings Abundance

The abundance and diversity of life, is caused in part by the comingling of salt and fresh waters. This magical place yields archeological evidence of human activity starting as early as 8000 B.C.. So with over 90 documented archeological sites, we have proof that “The Cove” has been a popular “go to” place for 1000’s of years! 

During your stay

Learn more about what may intrigue you most so you can enjoy more of what our area offers!


The best way to Discover The Cove is while kayaking. The sights and sounds of nature are less impeded by the turbulence of an approaching motor craft.  You’ll see more and learn more about nature and wildlife in balance. To improve your experience exponentially, partnering with a local expert is recommended. They’ll share all the cool nooks and crannies and also knowledge that’s only garnered after years of observing our local environment.  

Nearby favorites - hiking, biking, kayaking!

Below are a few popular places where locals go day in and day out. Depending on your interests, each recommendation offers a 1/2 day to a full day experience.

Emerson Point 

Paddling, Eco paddling tours, Hiking, Archeological history, Biking

Robinson Preserve 

Paddling, Eco paddling tours, 7-mile paved hiking/biking trail, Science & Nature center, Tree top canopy playground, 

Terra Ceia State Park

2000 acres of Raw Florida, seclusion, isolution, amazing fishing, NO facilities or equipment rental on location

Fort Desoto State Park

Gulf Beaches, Dog beach, Picnicking, Boating, Paddling, Ferries to Shell Island & Egmont Key for snorkeling, shell hunting and more. 


Fishing is a large part of life here. In part, because of the abundant variety of fish, both fresh and saltwater. So while you are here, join us for a little fishing (or a lot of fishing). To help ensure you reel in a big one, learn more about scheduling an expert fishing guide for a once in a lifetime experience with local Captain Erik of FishLikeUs.com. 

Unique Guided Nature Tours
and Fishing Charters by Kayak

With Captain Erik leading the way, you won’t waste time looking for the best places to see nature or catch fish. These tours are conveniently accessible right from the Fisherman’s Cove pier.

Unique Guided Tours
and Fishing Charters

With Captain Erik leading the way, you won’t waste time looking for the best places to see nature or catch fish. These tours are conveniently accessible right from the Fisherman’s Cove pier.

Adventure in the trees

Each member of your family or group will leave with a story!

TreeUmph Adventure Course

(25 minutes from Fisherman’s Cove)
21805 East State Rd 70
Bradenton, FL 34202
Call or text questions to 941.322.2130

Rise Above!

They have over 10 football fields of challenging terrain and hundreds of aerial adventure games. Plus, thousands of smiling faces both young & young at heart ages 5 to 105. 

Fly through a dense forest from tree to tree on crazy-fun obstacles that defy gravity. Get in sync with nature and cheer on family and friends as they overcome unique obstacles.  

Reservations 8AM – 4PM, Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Learn More & Buy Tickets

Watch this Youtube video for a brief overview of TreeUmph Adventures.

The Cultural Arts, Science and History

The Dali’ Museum

(20 miles from The Cove)

Visit the fascinating museum of the famous Spanish artist, Salvador Dali. The late artist made famous the mind bending genre of Surrealism.  (Hint: the restaurant cafe’ is awesome!)

Location: 1 Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-823-3767 Email: info@thedali.org website: www.thedali.org

The Ringling Museum

(14 miles from The Cove)

Each member of your family or group is likely to find something amazing in this experience. As you visit, the life history of an amazing business entrepreneur unfolds as you witness: beautiful expanses of gardens, a 30,000 sq. ft. mansion on Sarasota Bay, a museum with astounding artworks from around the world, a circus museum with incredible stories and memorable circus artifacts, an amazing room sized miniature replication of the traveling Ringling circus. 

Location: 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: 941-359-5700 website: www.Ringling.org

DeSoto National Memorial

(12 miles from The Cove)

Pioneer living history, Short hiking trail, Children’s fishing clinic, Guided kayak tours

The Bishop Museum of Science & Nature

(5.2 miles from The Cove)

An amazing place for both children and adults to be awestruck together! See a 60,000 gallon aquarium for manatees rescued from the wild. Witness the universe in a Full Dome/ High Definition Digital Planetarium. Don’t miss special events such as weekend laser light shows (May 25 – September 2) or programs in the children’s mosaic garden.  

Location: 201 10th Street
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-746-4131 website: https://bishopscience.org/

Recommended Resources while staying at The Cove

(The Best of the Best)

Once you are here, we want to make sure you experience the best of golfing, boat rentals, restaurants, grocery stores and so on. Visit our resource page for places that our guests and locals have visited with reliable results!

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