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Things To Do

A list of just some of the many things to do in our area. 

What was once a best-kept secret among Florida day-trippers, Anna Maria Island, has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts. Today, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you

A Rodbender Fishing Charter
5116 Sunnydale Circle North
Sarasota, FL 34233

Fishing Charter inshore & offshore, best rates, sightseeing charters. Kids welcome! Call today. 

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures 
P.O. Box 1610
Anna Maria , Florida 34216

Guided kayak eco tours locally and around the state that illustrate some of Florida’s natural habitats and ecosystems. Daily and weekly rentals avail. include free delivery.

Disney World 
Orlando, Florida 32819

Disney World Disney World is only 2.5 hours from Anna Maria Island Follow your Disney dreams to a place where storybook fantasy comes to life for children of all ages. Seek out adventures, create magical memories with beloved Characters and discover the fun where imagination reigns.

Busch Gardens 
3000 E Busch Blvd PO Box 290377
Tampa, FL 33612

Part zoo, part amusement park, Busch Gardens brings together the best of both worlds with Rhino Rally, an off-road safari adventure through five animal habitats that ends in a raging river thrill ride.Visitors can observe lions, giraffes, hippos, gorillas and other creatures from the safety of the Serengeti Railway or the Skyride Busch Gardens Tampa Florida offers attractions based on African Continent, including safaris and thousands of animals 

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium 
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

Stingray petting tank, Shark tank, interactive shark movie, manatees 18″ Giant Squid lots of fun

Cannons Marina 
6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228

This area’s largest and newest selection of rental boats for half, full and multi-day rentals. No high-cost club fees. Cannons features new and used boats for sale, our products are Grady-White Boats, Scout Boats and Yamaha outboard motors. Complets ships store with bait, tackle, fuel, oil, beach and fishing supplies.

Mixon Fruit Farms 
2712 26th Ave. E.
Bradenton, FL 34208
941-748-5829 ext. 256
941-748-1085 Fax
800-608-2525 Toll-Free

“Florida’s Sweetest Attraction” See how Florida’s finest citrus is grown and harvested, watch Mixon’s packinghouse in operation from the visitor’s observation area. Bring your camera and enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. Browse the unique Gift Shoppe and enjoy lunch in the Groveside Cafe. Don’t forget to try an Orange Swirl Ice Cream Cone or take a ride on the Orange Blossom Express Tram with a stop at the Wildlife Rescue.

Tampa Bay Rays 
One Tropicana Dr
St Petersburg, FL 33705

Major League Baseball

The Fish Hole 
117 bridge St.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
941-778-3407 Fax

Enjoy miniature adventure golf right on the island at Bridge Street!

Yolo Parasail 
4330 127 St W
Cortez, FL 34215
941-792-3553 Fax
877-FLY-YOLO (359-9656) Toll-Free


Adventure Kayak Outfitters 
3230 East Bay Drive Ste. 125 
Holmes Beach , 34217
(941) 779-7426

We are Sarasota’s quality kayak outfitter for kayak tours and kayak rentals in Sarasota, Siesta Key Lido Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and the Myakka River. Discover a kayak tour or kayak rental. From the white sand beaches of Siesta Key to the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island our native Floridian guides will take you on a kayak adventure you and your family will forever remember.

8400 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209
941-907-6709 Fax
800-807-7656 Toll-Free

Treat yourself to an hour of bliss riding an absolutely beautiful and gentle horse along the lovely, palm-lined beaches of Palma Sola Bay. Then ride your horse as it wades and swims in the blue water! The Beach Experience is fully customized. We have accommodated everyone from children as young as 3 to disabled senior citizens. Our only restriction is that you must weigh under 240 lbs. No exceptions.

Anna Maria Island Community Center 
407 Magnolia Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216
941-778-1908 x 0
941-778-9511 Fax

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Marie Selby Botanical Garden 11 bayfront acres are an open-air and under-glass museum of more than 20, 000 colorful plants

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf 
2000 Cortez RD. West
Bradenton, FL 33710

Adventure Golf Pirate Ship Theme. Live Gators!! 9 am to 11 pm

Fun & Sun Parasail 
402 Church Ave.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
888-778-8322 Toll-Free

Parasailing fun!

Reelin & Chillin Charters 
3311 7th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237

Inshore fishing charters – Snook, Redfish, Trout & more. Sight seeing charters – Dolphins, Manatees, Waterfowl and more. Up to 6 persons, children welcome

201 10th St W 
Bradenton, FL 34205

Zegway by the Bay 
2501 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

ZOOM around the Island on a SEGWAY. Come tour with us and see breathtaking views of the emerald Gulf of Mexico, our sugar-white coastline, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Anna Marie Sound and Sarasota bay. During the tour we will visit historic Bridge Street, Coquina Beach, Longboat Pass and Leffis Key Park.