Bottle Boat Regatta

seafood-fest-desoto-bradenton-110839Wet, wacky and wild!

The De Soto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta is packed full of fun and will be held on the South side of the Palma Sola Causeway. Bring the family out to see teams compete in homemade boats of all shapes, sizes and themes!

Witness various teams of friends, co-workers and children who have spent countless hours fabricating an array of exotic-looking boats that float on hundreds of plastic bottles! If it floats, it races!

Teams row the bottle boats with paddles to get from the start to finish line. The heat is on as teams vie for a range of awards from fastest boat to best dressed crewe, and more!


Sign Up

Boats must be on site by 9 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017.

$10.00 per Crewe Team (Elementary, Middle and High Schools)

***School Teams should be limited to 6 Crewe or less.   Contact us if you have more than 6 Crewe members. 

$15 per crewe member, ages 18 and over

Registration due by April 1, 2017
Boat inspections due by April 8, 2017 or possibly prior to event


Rules, Regulations and Downloadable Application

When: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017
Where: 8500 Manatee Ave. , Bradenton, 34205
Cost to View: Free