Not in the mood for a beach day? Not to worry. There is so much to see and do on Anna Maria Island. Spend the day at one of our many art galleries, museums or aquariums in the area. Learn the history of Anna Maria Island or the sea life large or small living in our natural wonder of the Gulf of Mexico. Our unique barrier island is surrounded by nature parks and beautiful naturally landscaped paths. Bring your binoculars, roller blades, walking shoes or your bicycle and enjoy your very own eco-tour! If you are looking for a bit of low key competition then Put-Put golf for the day is a perfect get-a-way. If you work up a sweat playing a little miniature golf then stop off for another treat at one of many ice cream shops. If you prefer less participatory sports then take in a professional or semi-professional baseball, football or hockey game. From kayaking to parasailing, horseback riding along the shore or taking a Segway tour, Anna Maria Island has the perfect activities for the entire family!
Approximately a one & a half hour leisurely walking ghost tour of Downtown Bradenton. You be the paranormal investigator with your own K-2 meter! Our guides have lots of haunting and interesting stories and history. You never know who you will meet!
Fishing the beautiful waters of Anna Maria Island. 1/2 and full day trips available for redfish, snook, trout, tarpon and sharks. Manatee watching and sightseeing trips available. Children welcome. USCG licensed and insured.
Our experienced air boat tour captains have a gift for spotting those things that make the story worth re-telling! Alligators, eagles & wildlife that can only be found in the Peace River area. Experience something new, exciting & different. Looking for more Adventure? Choose from a half-hour air boat tour, hour long air boat tour, a private air boat tour or the ultimate, pulse pounding night-time air boat adventure.
The Anna Maria Island Art League holds monthly art exhibitions and offers adult and children’s art classes. The Art League also puts on the annual arts and crafts festivals Winterfest and Springfest. For more information: www.islandartleague.org
Located on Anna Maria Island with direct access to the beautiful waters of the Intracoastal Waterway & Gulf of Mexico. Seaduced offers boat tours, nature and dolphin tours and so much more. Please call to reserve your fun filled day on the water.
Voted “Best Mini Golf” 5 years in a row! 18 Holes of adventure style golf – navigate through caves, pirate ships, waterfalls & live alligators! Educational American Alligator Exhibit – home to 20 to 30 American Alligators. Hours are 9 am to 11 pm.
Stroll alongside the beautiful white sands of Anna Maria Island’s southern-most beach, Coquina Beach, while shopping at unique local artists and one-of-a-kind vendors. The Beach Market is from 10am-4pm on most Sundays in November through July and on Wednesdays from the end of December through early May. Plenty of free parking or ride the free trolley!
We make boating fun. The area’s best and new rental boats for half, full and multi-day rentals. No club fees. We feature new and used boats for sale, our products: Grady-White Boats, Scout Boats, Jupiter Boats, Yamaha Motors, and Yacht brokerage services
The Cortez Historical Society has been around since 1985, with the Cultural Center opening February, 2016. The new Center houses historic photographs & information about Cortez, as well as the genealogy of families that lived & are still living here.