Fun Things to Do on Anna Maria Island

Looking for some fun activities during your stay on Anna Maria Island? The island offers many tours and adventures to make your stay memorable! Here are a few options to choose from:

Anna Maria Sailing Adventures

Bridge Street

Bradenton Beach

941-580-1502

http://www.annamariasailing.com

 

 

AMI Paddleboard Adventures

3902 Gulf Drive

Holmes Beach

941-896-6422

http://www.amipaddleboard.com/

 

Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals

1 hour- $25

2 hours- $40

4 hours- $55

Full day- $75

3 days- $145

 

Paddleboard and Kayak Tours

One person- $60

Two people- $50 each

Three people- $45 each

Four people- $40 each

Segs by the Sea

119C Bridge Street

Bradenton Beach

941-209-5970

http://www.segsbythesea.com/

1 Hour Segway Tour of Coquina Beach & Longboat Key – $49

On this breathtaking one-hour tour, gliders will get to experience the beauty of Anna Maria in the form of shade trees, sunshine and breathtaking views!We’ll visit several of the Anna Maria beaches including:

  • Bradenton Beach

  • Cortez Beach

  • Coquina Beach

  • Longboat Key

The tour starts out with Bradenton Beach, one of the nicest beaches on Anna Maria extending along the Gulf of Mexico. This is a family oriented beach with plenty of kids building sand castles and flying kites. The water is typically calm with light surf. Sandy dunes, Australian Pines and Sea Grapes shade the sidewalks for the Segways.

 

Next it’s onto Cortez Beach and Coquina Beach. Coquina Beach, located on the south end, is the longest stretch of beach on Anna Maria, with plenty of free parking, lifeguards, food and public amenities. Remnants of old piers jutting out into the water (dividing sections of the beach) make it a choice spot forsurfers.

 

Then we’ll glide over the Longboat Key Bridge, where dolphins are often sighted as we make our way onto world famous Longboat Key. The tour will go through the historic Longboat Key Village where families of wild peacocks are often sighted. Then it’s time to turn around and make our way back to historic Bridge Street along the Coquina Trail.

90 Minute Tour of Coquina Beach & Longboat Key- $59

On this breathtaking 90-minute tour, gliders will get to experience the beauty of Anna Maria in the form of shade trees, sunshine and breathtaking views!We’ll visit several of the Anna Maria beaches including:

  • Bradenton Beach

  • Cortez Beach

  • Coquina Beach

  • Longboat Key

The tour starts out with Bradenton Beach, one of the nicest beaches on Anna Maria extending along the Gulf of Mexico. This is a family oriented beach and the water is typically calm with light surf. Sandy dunes, Australian Pines and Sea Grapes shade the sidewalks for the Segways.

 

Next it’s onto Cortez Beach and Coquina Beach. Coquina Beach, located on the south end, is the longest stretch of beach on Anna Maria. Remnants of old piers jutting out into the water (dividing sections of the beach) make it a choice spot for surfers.

Then we’ll glide over the Longboat Key Bridge, where dolphins are often sighted, as we make our way onto world famous Longboat Key. The tour will head to Joan M. Durante Park in the Town of Longboat Key. The park offers a unique look at the Sarasota bayfront environment. A wetland and coastal hammock forest provides access to a diverse mix of plants, animals andecosystems typical of coastal Southwest Florida. Then it’s time to turn around and make our way back to historic Bridge Street along the Coquina Trail.

2 Hour Tour of Coquina Beach & Longboat Key- $69

Visit the website for details.

Fun ‘N’ Sun Boat Day Tours

200 Bridge Street

Bradenton Beach

941-465-8624

http://www.funandsuntours.com/

 

DAILY TOURS: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Departing 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. Adults: $25.00 Children: $20.00

 

Relax and enjoy our 90 minute narrated Florida boat tour, exploring the pristine waters of the Intra-coastal Waterway in a safe catamaran, as we voyage between Anna Maria Island, Florida and Bradenton Beach, Florida exploring both Sarasota Bay and Palma Sola Bay, Florida area.

 

Anna Maria Island, Florida is also referred to as Anna Maria Key, Florida.  It is approximately 7 miles long, north to south.  From May to October sea turtles come ashore to nest.  The entire island is a bird sanctuary, and pelicans, multiple types of cranes and herons, wild parrots, sand pipers, hawks, vultures, seagulls, and crows share the Florida island.  Bottlenose dolphins can be observed both in the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf.

 

Our fully narrated family friendly boat tours will give you and your family unforgettable memories, experiences and acquaint you with dolphins, manatees, numerous fish and bird species.  It will give you ideas about other things to do surrounding our pick-up spot, the city pier at Bradenton Beach, Florida.

SUNSET TOURS: Friday evenings only.  Complimentary champagne and snacks.  $30.00

As beautiful as our Daily Tours are, our sunset tours are even more breath taking, especially for those special occasions.  While the families are still welcome and will enjoy the sunset tour as much as the daily tours, the romantics will truly appreciate and enjoy our sunset tours.

 

We have experienced birthdays, engagements, birth announcements and anniversary’s. Words, pictures or descriptions do not accurately describe this experience and view.  To enhance this experience we offer champagne and snacks.

 

​Whether you’re enjoying your family, proposing, announcing a birth or celebrating a birthday or anniversary you will find this sunset tour a memorable experience enjoyed by the entire family.

 

Frequently, dolphins will dive in and out of the boat’s wake, leaping high into the air thrilling our passengers and their audience.  Watching the dolphins are equally enjoyable, especially for the children.  Kids are our biggest fans!

AMI Parasailing

135 Bridge Street

Bradenton Beach

941-778-5000

http://www.annamariaparasail.com/

 

See the beauty of Anna Maria Island from 500 feet!!!

Gently floating high above the clear, blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll see dolphins, turtles, rays, fish and stunning views of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Lido Key. Parasailing with us will be the most exciting thing you do all year! One, two or three can fly together side by side. You’ll have a dry take off from the back deck of the boat and return to the back deck. You never get wet, unless you want your feet dipped in the water as you return to the deck. Our courteous, experienced, and Coast Guard licensed crew enjoys making sure you have the experience of a lifetime!

  • Anyone Can Parasail – All Ages

  • Gentle, Dry Takeoffs & Landings from The Parasail Boat

  • Fly Single, Tandem, or Triple Flights

  • Parasail trips depart on the hour, all day

  • Parasail flights depart daily, 7 days a week, year round (weather providing)

  • Great Family Fun

  • We can take observers

  • Private Charters available for any occasion

  • Sunset parasails – Weddings performed in the air

  • We accept all major credit cards

  • Awarded USCG Parasail “Seal of Safety”

 

$79 per person

 

 

Zegway by the Bay

3220 East Bay Drive

Holmes Beach

941-565-2082

http://www.zegwaybythebay.com/

 

Tour Description

The historic Bridge Street tour takes you through much of the south half of the Island following the Bay much of the time. This tour takes guests strolling through various sites around the Bay area, “Old Florida” neighborhoods and more. All leading up to historic Bridge Street.

 

Time: 1 Hour

Price: $40

 

The Gulf beaches tour takes you through much of Holmes Beach and parts of Anna Maria. Stops along the way may consist of various beach access areas and parks. Touring through the neighborhoods you’ll see views of different types of architecture and landscaping.

 

Time: 1 Hour

Price: $40

 

The Bean Point Adventure covers the entire north half of the Island with the main destination being Bean Point. This tour includes the history along the way. Guests can expect to ride along beach access and other little known paths. Touring the narrow lanes increases the chance of encounters with turtles, dolphin and manatee. This tour covers both the Gulf and Bay areas with views of the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, City Pier, Pine Avenue, and more.

 

Time: 2 hours

Price: $60

Wave Splash Water Sports

402 Church Avenue North

Bradenton Beach

941-822-3351

http://www.wavesplashwatersports.com/

2 HOUR EGMONT KEY JETSKI TOUR

Our jetski rental facility is currently offering daily waverunner tours to Egmont Key. Accessible only by private boat this island is primarily a wildlife refuge, a place to swim in crystal clear waters, collect shells along secluded and pristine beaches. Our jetski tours start at our dock at 10am and take you thru the scenic route to the island where you will encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, exotic birds and other marine wildlife. Once you reach the island you will have 20-30 minutes to rest and explore on this paradise island. Once rested and soaked we return thru the scenic route and return to dock. Bring your cameras, all waverunners include waterproof storage compartments!

$175 per waverunner

3 or more waverunners $165 per waverunner

waverunners hold up to 3 people but weight is restricted to 350lbs for safety

Egmont tours daily at 10am(weather permitting)

 

TOUR AROUND THE ISLAND

We are currently offering a jetski tour around Anna Maria Island. This is an excellent way to view one of Florida’s greatest getaways from the water. Encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, manta rays and other marine life. The trip takes you from our marina north just south of Egmont Key around the west side of Anna Maria Island along the pristine beaches, then south to Longboat Key inlet pass, Jew fish key, and back north to the marina. Be prepared this  jetski trip is over 18 miles long and lasts 1.5 hours!

$155 per waverunner

$140 for 3 or more waverunners

Up to 2 passengers (350lbs total weight) allowed for island trip

reservations required

This months special: One waverunner for 2 hours $160*

One hour and two hour jetski rentals available. Call for current prices.

Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures

310 North Bay Blvd

Anna Maria Island

941-773-1920

http://www.happypaddler.com/

Coastal Mangrove Island Tour- $55/ adult or $40/ child

Tour is 3 to 4 hours long.

 

Wild and Scenic River Tours- $65/ adult or $50/ child

Tour is 3 to 4 hours long.

 

Sunset Tour- $55/ adult or $40/ child

Tour is 1.5 to 2 hours long.

 

Full Moon Tour- $65/ adult or $40/ child

Tour is 2 to 2.5 hours long

 

Rentals with free kayak delivery and lessons available. Check the website for current prices.