Where to eat in Venice: Snook Haven at Myakka River

Snook Haven

Experience Snook Haven, one of Florida’s most unique restaurants, tucked away on the banks of the Myakka River in a true Old Florida setting. Enjoy your meal in the dining room, or on the deck while taking in the peaceful view of the river and wildlife.

Snook Haven features a delicious Back Woods Smokehouse menu featuring ribs, chicken, pulled pork as well as fresh fish, and shrimp. They have over 30 different beers to choose from, including some of Florida’s own craft beers, and other international favorites.  Snook’s outdoor stage is home to a rich history of local live music entertainment. Check out their monthly entertainment calendar to see who is performing. Come out for an afternoon of blues, country, rock music and more!

River Tours and canoe/kayak rentals

You are looking for activities? Book a River Tour or rent a canoe or kayak with Logan River Tours.

More info

Read more about the History of Snook Haven here. For opening hours and menu as well as for river tours and boat rentals please go to their website snookhaven.com.

Snook Haven


Water fun on catamarans – “Riding the Waves” in Englewood Florida



This is a great experience for the whole family: A guided boat tour of a very special kind. You can jet on two-seater catamarans through the magnificent coastal region, discover hidden dream beaches and meet dolphins.

Riding the Waves is a provider of small catamaran boat tours. Enjoy the freedom to steer your own boat across the water – safe, comfortable and fast. Trained guides will lead you and guide you through the wonderful nature of Southwest Florida. During the tour, which can take anywhere from 1 to 3.5 hours depending on the theme, you are connected with walkie-talkies.

The FloridaInside team tested the Coastal Cruising Eco Tour. Read the great report on blog.florida-inside.de. (Sorry, only in German)

For more information about Riding the Waves, visit ridingthewaves.net.

Riding the Waves is located about 10 miles south of your Villa Happy Gator vacation home in Venice, a good quarter of an hour away.