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!
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.
Professional Henna Body artist. 100% natural products. Will come out to your location – including poolside or beach front home. Book individual or henna parties. My freehand designs can be seen on Facebook by clicking on the link above.
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the remarkable legacy of circus entrepreneur, collector of art & financier, John Ringling & his wife, Mable. The 66-acre estate included the Museum of Art, the Venetian-Gothic Ca’d’Zan Mansion
We have the right craft and experience to get you where the fish are! Captain Mike is a rare native Floridian who grew up fishing in and around the waters of South Florida. Inshore, offshore, bottom fishing, trolling, sunset & half & full day trips.
Owned by Rhea Chiles, former First Lady of Florida, The Studio offers an eclectic array of exhibits and instructional classes. The Studio is also available to rent for weddings, rehearsals and business functions.
Dolphin tours, sunset cruises, sandbar hopping & shelling, Egmont Key State Park tours or customize a tour of your own. Family owned and operated. Captains Michael “Fin” has toured & fished the surrounding waters since 1975.
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.
Stroll our lush tranquil gardens, enjoy the abundant wildlife in and around three lakes. Visit the screened pavilion or relax on our swing, or in either of the gazebos. Educational programs, public and private events, weddings, yoga classes and more!
Rejuvenate and heal. We are a hub for the healing arts on Anna Maria Island, aligning mind, body and spirit. We offer Reiki, Bemer Therapy, Tarot Readings, Ayurvedic Consultations, A Course in Miracles and more.
A 5th generation Tampa Bay local, Captain Sam Major grew up on the water fishing. Fishing charter options include the inshore/nearshore waters in and surrounding Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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 provide safe, dependable, courteous transportation at competitive prices. Transportation to all area Airports and Cruise terminals throughout Central Florida. Actually… we go anywhere…as well as the extra Mile for You!!
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.