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.
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 them. In 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.