Things to do

Village of Cortez Sign
Anna Maria Island, Florida
Cute Girl Fishing
Dolphins playing in the Gulf of Mexico

Cortez Village

Our marina is located in historic Cortez Village. It offers genuine and historic charm as one of the last remaining fishing villages in Florida. Hugging the mainland and shore of Sarasota Bay, just a bridge away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, is a small, timeless community that truly embraces its maritime heritage. No high-rises here, just little cottages, homes, and businesses lining narrow neighborhood streets. Locals proudly build and refurbish boats in their front yards where towering rows of crab traps are stacked and ready for the next fishing trip. Cortez is famous for its fishing community with its Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival bringing in an attendance of 20,000 to the little, 10-block community! Just add great live music, nautical arts and crafts, children’s activities, environmental exhibits, more seafood than imaginable and, of course, beer, and you’ve got a party you won’t want to miss.

Anna Maria Island

We are also just a short drive or cruise to Anna Maria Island, a quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful sparkling waters and sugar white sand beaches are the main attraction here. It is a place where “old-school” Florida charm can still be found, flip-flops are a way of life, and the speed limit never exceeds more than 35 mph.  Anna Maria Island’s accommodations and restaurants offer something for everyone – from quaint cottages by the sea to deluxe suites, from million-dollar villas to rustic cottages to own – one visit to Anna Maria Island and you will be calling it, “My island in the sun.”

Charters & Tours

There is so much to do and see on the water around Cortez, Florida! At Cortez Village Marina, we are fortunate to be home to a few great charter and tour operations that give our members and guests the best experience on the water!  

Coastline Excursions

Ami Charters

For more information, please visit their websites and let them know we sent you!