What you need and where to meet
When you book a fishing charter with Capt. Kyle you will need to bring some items to make your trip comfortable.
The following are a suggested list of items to consider bringing along with you or your group. The items and quanity might vary on the duration of your fishing charter and the weather conditions.
- Snacks, Food, and Beverages (The boat has a cooler with ice that can be used for your perishables. Please leave personal coolers in your vehicle or at the dock, as space for additional coolers is limited and will hamper the fish-ability of the vessel)
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Sandals, Flipflops, or Dock Shoes for footwear
- Depending on the weather forecast for that day, bring a rain coat or jacket
Blenker Boatworks & Marina - 2504 88th St Ct NW - Bradenton, FL 34209
Where the Fishing Trips Start
Blenker Boatworks & Marina is conveniently located at the mouth of the beautiful Manatee River at channel markers 7 & 8. It is within walking distance of the historical DeSoto National Memorial Park. They offer a full service marina featuring: Boca Bait Company, with a large assortment of fishing tackle, live bait, beer, soda & snacks. They sell recreational ethanol free fuel. On-site boat & yacht sales, engine repairs, fishing charters, and do it yourself boat repairs. The marina has 42 wet slips that can accommodate up to a 51’ vessel, and plenty of dry storage area. They have a 35 ton Travel Lift that can accommodate up to a 17’ beam.
The Marina is just a short drive or boat ride to the beautiful white sandy beaches that Manatee County has to offer. Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, St Armand’s Circle, & Siesta Key Beach are all wonderful places to explore and see why so many people love the west coast of Florida!