Manatee Marina is located in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, south of Stuart in Martin County.
The area was originally settled in the 1920s, on the southern shores of the St. Lucie River Inlet. It was named “Salerno” because the main settlers were emigrants from the Italian City of Salerno.
Known as a fishing village, Port Salerno is a popular spot for fishing tournaments and water-based activities. The area’s main business center is located on the Manatee Pocket and includes restaurants, fishing supply stores, boating-related businesses and a bustling art center. The town is 4 square miles and at the time of the 2000 census, the population was 10,141.
Manatee Marina offers great service with certified Yamaha technicians, fuel, dock space for long or short- term rental as well as covered indoor storage.
Shrimpers Grill and Raw Bar is conveniently located next door to the Marina and offers some of the best seafood and drinks in a beautiful waterfront setting. They are open daily for lunch from 11:30 am to 4 pm and dinner is served from 4 pm to 10 pm. Reservations are available by phoning 772-220-3287. For more information visit their website at www.shrimpersgrill.com
In recent years, new businesses have opened in Port Salerno. The Community Redevelopment Project has added public art and other features to the area.
The Port Salerno Seafood Festival, held annually in January* , is a very popular event for locals and winter visitors. Over 50 food booths offer fresh seafood specialties as well as fare of every description. Arts and crafts vendors, mermaids, kids fun zone and live music make this a day for the whole family. Admission is $10 at the gate. Find more activities and events in Martin County at discovermartin.com
* January 26, 2019, 10 am – 8 pm