The History of Roland Martin Marina

Roland Martin Marina

It all started back in 1965 when Roland would come down to Lake Okeechobee to spend some time fishing in with his friends. During the 70’s he and, then wife, Mary Ann would come down and spend the winters filming his Outdoor Fishing TV show called Fishing With Roland Martin, they both fell in love with Lake Okeechobee and the Clewiston area. Big bass, warm weather and a quaint little town full of southern hospitality is what they both loved here.

Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing
Roland and Scott Martin

In 1981 the Martin’s bought a little fishing shack marina,  some vacant property, and decided to open up Roland Martin Marina. It was a very humble beginning and they started very small. Armed with the love and passion for  fishing… a great vision for what they wanted to have, “The Best Bass fishing destination on Lake Okeechobee ” nothing was going to stop themIn 1986 they started building the property up into what it is today. As of 2008 Roland Martin Marina and Resort consists of motels, condos, professional guide service, restaurant, TIKI bar & grill, marina store, tackle store, airboat rides, marine service center, RV park and our constantly looking for more great ideas to complement the property and make your fishing trip even better.


Scott Martin
Scott Martin

Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Guide Service is considered to be the most credible and respected service on the lake and has been providing quality fishing trips since 1981. We have some of the best Professional Bass fishermen in the world to get you on the fish! The Martin’s pride themselves in making sure their customers are well taken care of in every way. Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina has built their name and reputation on this promise. We encourage you to come enjoy the Bass Fishing Heaven at Roland Martin Marina and Resort on World Famous Lake Okeechobee!

We have put Blood, Sweat and Tears into this property and it puts a big huge smile on our faces when we see people and families enjoying it. We love you all and Thank You very much for making this place what it is today.

Bass Wishes,

The Martin Family