Venice is a special place for me. Some of my father’s ashes were scattered at the mouth of the inlet. Each time I’d pass it on my way north and south I’d always say, “Hi, dad.”
The best place to anchor is off the yacht club a bit south of the inlet. There are a lot of boats anchored there in 4 to 6 feet of sandy bottom. Tuck in close to shore and you have good protection from winds from all directions. You don’t have to worry about wakes because the area is a “No Wake” zone. DON’T anchor in Roberts Bay on the east side of the waterway. It is a designated water sports area and anchoring is prohibited.
Gulf Harbor Marina to the north of the inlet and Fisherman’s Wharf Marina are both convenient places to stop and fuel up.