We are happy to report that the ferry reopened March 5th! Sincere thanks go out to the many people that helped to make that happen!

FERRY PASSES WILL BE SOLD at the SVCA office Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays from 9:00-1:00.  Keep watching this home page for additional opportunities. Please email the trust should you an evening appointment at trust@southvenicebeach.org

Working Together

The South Venice Beach Endowment Trust is now in a position to preserve our beach and our access to it. The South Venice Civic Association continues to thrive and serve the larger community. The two organizations live side by side and work together for all of us.

South Venice Civic Association

The South Venice Civic Association is a not-for-profit community organization that serves the neighborhood and is located at 720 Alligator Dr., Venice, FL 34293.

The Civic Association provides social events, works directly with Sarasota County Government about services provided in the neighborhood and provides a monthly newsletter to keep everyone up to date on events, activities, and neighborhood news.
To find out more about the Civic Association and the services provided. –  Click Here!

South Venice Beach Endowment Trust

The South Venice Beach Endowment Trust is a not-for-profit public trust that was established to preserve and protect the boat ramp and beach ferry property located at 4800 Lemon Bay Dr.

The Trust provides beach ferry service, has a boat ramp, and also has a kayak and canoe launch.
To find out more about the Trust and the amenities provided, along with pricing for these services. – Click Here!


Beach Ferry

South Venice Beach Ferry leaves from 4800 Lemon Bay Drive.   The Ferry runs every day and leaves every half hour beginning at 9:30am; and runs until sunset.

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Boat Ramp

Boat ramp and dock… included also is the Intracoastal Waterway, Venice Jetties and other areas.
You can purchase a Ramp Key from our administration office

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Hall Rental


Weddings • Company Parties • Birthdays • Club Meetings •  Exhibitions

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