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!
Luxurious and comfortable transportation services for numerous occasions – weddings, anniversaries, proms, concerts, airport pick-up/drop off and more. Clean vehicles and 24/7 dependable service you can count on! Discount for veterans!
Waverunners,catamarans,kayaks and paddleboards on the gulf. Hourly and 1/2 day rentals. Instructions provided. Fishing charters and boat rides for up to six people with Capt. Dustin Cole. Family owned since 1982 located at the Silver Surf Resort.
Born and raised on the waters of Anna Maria Island, Capt Logan provides top of the line fishing charters. Half, 3/4, full and multi day fishing charters and fishing lessons available. Tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, permit, cobia and shark.
We’ve been teaching locals and tourists how to have fun with horses at Palma Sola Bay since 2006. Since then, we’ve become kind of famous because of HorseSurfing™ and Horse Skiing™. If it’s not on your bucket list, it should be!
Bring your friends, neighbors, wedding party, business associates and reunion group for a fun time on the beautiful water in a dragon boat! Enjoy the water paddling activity and see the wonderful marine wildlife in the beautiful AMI area!
All of human history traces back to water. Explore Florida’s rich maritime heritage from pre-Columbian settlements to the modern era. FMM is housed in a 1912 Schoolhouse in the historic fishing village of Cortez. Open Tues-Sat 9am–4pm Free Admission
Located next to Trolley Stop 15, Island Gallery West offers original art by 28 talented local and regional artists — paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass + more. Gallery hrs. are Mon. — Sat., 10 AM-5 PM.
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.