What is a Marina and Where in FL can I find a Palmetto Marina?

Riviera Dunes Marina has been a staple in the city of Palmetto for decades. As a luxurious alternative to the normal marina’s that are featured throughout Palmetto, Bradenton and Sarasota, Riviera Dunes Marina adds that little extra elegance that every boating fan desires. But what exactly is a marina and how does it work?

A marina is more so than anything a dock or a type of basin that has supplies and items most yachts and small boats may need for safe travels. In difference to a port, our Palmetto Marina does not handle extremely large vessels such as cargo ships or large passenger ships. Like most marinas, Riviera Dunes Marina does supply a refueling, docking, washing and repair facility including an on-site pump out. In addition to the marina slip rentals that we have available at all times, parking for cars and other vehicles is also readily available for those that are towing or driving as well.

As a premier Palmetto Marina, Riviera Dunes Marina is located at 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221. In comparison to our neighboring Palmetto Marinas, you can expect luxury accomodations and facilities as well as highly trained and friendly staff members, clean and modern slips and of course a pump out station that many of our boaters desperately desire. With a wide range of available slips anywhere from 30 feet to 120 feet, we have a space that will fit every boaters needs and budget. Be sure to contact the premier Palmetto Marina during your next sail down the Gulf of Mexico and be sure to contact us for our Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Rates and Specials.

Our upcoming DeSoto Seafood Festival in Palmetto will surely bring the crowd as everyone gathers around for the high quality entertainment and food that has rocked this festival for the past 20 years. As this is the first time in Palmetto after being in the Bradenton Marina area since the beginning, we are glad to welcome any newcomers to the Palmetto marina to test out just how much they love these slip rentals.

De Soto Seafood Festival is Coming to Palmetto, FL

For the first time since the De Soto Seafood Festival began, Palmetto, FL will be the recipient of this prized event. Thousands of people are expected to come to the event when Sutton Park hosts everyone’s beloved festival. With an increase in participants, the move to Palmetto was mainly due to the popularity and the desire for a larger venue.

“It was our opportunity to try something different and come across the river,” said Terri Davis, Executive Director with the Hernando De Soto Historical Society. “We can expand, then we can have more room, more vendors and there’s more room basically just a lot more room so people can enjoy it and not be so crowded in and have a great time with their family and friends.”

The event, being held at Sutton Park on 6th Street West near 10th Avenue, will feature local seafood, barbecue, children’s area and entertainment for everyone in Palmetto to enjoy. For the entertainment at the festival, you can expect local bands, country music star Travis Tritt and ’80s hip-hop artist Vanilla Ice.  

To enjoy the sights and sounds of the De Soto Seafood Festival, admission for each day is $3 for everyone age 12 and older, and children under the age of 12 get in for free. Approximately 35,000 people are slated to enjoy the upcoming De Soto Seafood Festival, taking place from April 4-6. With this many visitors coming to Palmetto, it is the perfect time to bring your boat to the Premier Bradenton Marina.


If you are looking to enjoy this festival to the highest extent, then be sure to stop by Riviera Dunes Marina. We have multiple slip rentals available to suit your needs. Enjoy the festival all day and relax in the premier Bradenon Marina just 1.5 miles away. Avoid the hassle of the event from Riviera Dunes Marina as water taxi transportation will be available all weekend long to the De Soto Seafood Festival. Contact Riviera Dunes Marina today and reserve your slip before the event begins.