Among the many desirable features of The Islands on the Manatee River is the community’s immediate access to water—both the peaceful Manatee River and the great expanse of the Gulf of Mexico. Private backyard boat docks provide the ultimate boating lifestyle, including sport fishing in the Gulf and fly-fishing in the Manatee. They’re also a great spot from which to launch your kayak or paddleboard or watch the sunset’s mirrored splendor. Welcome your guests to The River Lodge, a comfortable waterfront gathering place for residents equipped with community docks and a boat launch, as well as fire pits, barbecues, and a bocce ball court. Imagine: at a moment’s notice, you could be floating along the gentle curves of the Manatee River, looking for pelicans, manatees, dolphins, and other contented residents of this secluded island paradise.