Your Outdoor Adventure Starts Here!

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

At Fisherman’s Cove, your family or group will have everything needed for a great summer vacation right inside our resort. Amenities will include: 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, expansive views of the Terra Ceia Bay, and more! In addition, premium charters & tours are conveniently available from the Fisherman’s Cove pier.

As well, there is much to do in the areas immediately surrounding our resort. There are unique places for hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, sightseeing, nature and history exploration. There are also unique restaurants, shopping, golf and “must see” places that we will introduce you to!

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 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

During your stay

Enjoy more of what our area offers! Before you visit, discover what intrigues you most!

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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! 

Discover the Cove!


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, 

DeSoto National Memorial

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

Terra Ceia State Park

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

Fort Desoto Park

Gulf Beaches, Dog beach, Picnicing, Boating, Paddling, Ferries to Shell Island, Egmont Key, Snorkeling, Shell hunting


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. 

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 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. Love every single moment spent with your friends and family as you experience one of the most unique attractions in Florida. 

Reservations 8AM – 4PM, Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Learn More & Buy Tickets

Watch this Youtube video for a brief overview

Resources for enjoying our waterways

Boating, Paddling, Fishing

Grocery stores - Deliveries

These stores are either well known or time-tested by Palmetto locals. Tip: Be sure to pre order your groceries and schedule delivery for when you arrive!

Recommended Golf Courses

There are many golf courses in our immediate area. We recommend the following 3 places for a great day of playing golf!

Favorite Restaurants within 25 minutes

Woody’s River Roo “The Roo with a View”

Music, Food and Fun  overlooking the Manatee River. Live nightly entertainment from all genres.

Open for lunch and dinner. Late night menu until 1AM

5717 19th Street E, Ellenton, FL 34222

Phone: 941-722-2391

Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant

995 Riverside Drive,  Palmetto, FL 34221

Phone: 941-729-0616


A coastal fish house on the Manatee River offers a casual atmosphere with upscale views and dining. They have an “all-American inspired menu” which adds a cultural, seaside twist to some of the most traditional dishes. They have indoor and outdoor seating, a full liquor, sit down bar inside. They also have a waterfront patio bar outside called the Snook Deck which is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner. 

MON – THU: 11:30AM to 9PM

FRIDAY: 11:30AM to 10PM



SNOOK DECK – outdoor waterfront patio



The Beach House is a casual and stylish restaurant where you can relax with friends and family, watch a beautiful sunset over the ocean, and enjoy a delicious meal. 

From Farm to Fork – Chef recipes use locally sourced produce and seafood and fluctuate as the seasons dictate.

They also feature a bakery kitchen where every bread, cracker, and dessert, is made from scratch and with the highest-quality ingredients.

Daily features include ciabatta rolls, hemp crackers, bread loafs, croissants, muffins, pies, cheesecakes, pastries and more.

Beach House

200 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

P 941.779.2222

Mon-Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am – 7pm

Take equal parts Manhattan style martini bar and Irish pub then mix in creative salads, fresh local and exotic seafood, perfect steaks, beers from around the globe, fabulous wines, and a completely new, smoke-free interior.

O’Brick’s Irish Pub and Martini Bar

427 12th Street West

Bradenton, FL 34201

Phone: 941-896-8860


This dockside restaurant & seafood market is cash only and casual – Read on because the seafood is great and the reviews are too. Tip: Because of all the fishing boats bringing in fresh catch, the pelicans accumulate her and provide great photo opportunities!

As far as all the menus we’ve seen, the Star Fish Dockside Restaurant offers the largest selection of seafood dinners fresh from the sea. If you’re in the mood for casual outdoor dining alongside beautiful views of the Sarasota Bay, this is the place!

The owner says, “It doesn’t get any fresher than this! Almost all of our seafood is harvested for you by Florida Commercial Fishermen. They appreciate your patronage and support.”

Star Fish Company

12306 46th Ave W

Cortez, FL 34215

Phone: 941-794-1243

Restaurant & To Go Hours:

Tue – Sat 11:30 – 8:00, Sun & Mon 11:30 – 3:00.

Seafood Market Hours: Mon 10:00 – 3:00, Tue – Sat 10:00 – 6:00, Sun 11:30 – 3:00.


Oak and Stone – Craft Beer & Artisan Pizza

102 Old Main Street

Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone: 941-357-4306

Sunday: 10am – 11pm
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday: 10am – 12am


1631 8th Avenue W

Palmetto, FL 34221

Phone: 941-479-4914

Sunday 7 AM–8 PM
Monday 7 AM–8 PM
Tuesday 7 AM–8 PM
Wednesday 7 AM–8 PM
Thursday 7 AM–8 PM
Friday 7 AM–8 PM
Saturday 7 AM–8 PM



1401 Manatee Avenue

Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone: 941-405-4744

Open Daily: 7 AM to 3 PM

4756 Cortez Rd W,
Bradenton, FL 34210




Mon – Sun :11:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Mon – Sun :4:30 PM – 9:00 PM (online order end 8:45pm)



Our guests report that Circles Restaurant is worth the drive!

Indoor Fine Dining: Chef prepared, seafood, steak and pasta dishes created according to the restaurant’s culinary philosophy. Complete menu of classic and signature cocktails with an extensive selection of wines by the glass or bottle. 

Patio Waterfront Dining: Take in the waterfront view of Lands End Marina as the sun sets over the waters of Bal Harbor directly off Tampa Bay. Our complete drink and food menu is available.

1212 Apollo Beach Road

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Phone: 813-641-3275