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09/13/16
Boat Rentals | Charters

WaterPlay USA

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WaterPlayUSA takes the effort out of planning your aquatic adventures and lets you get back to enjoying your vacation! With thousands of activities, tours and rentals, WaterPlayUSA is one of the largest watersport-booking platforms in the United States. By partnering with top activity providers throughout the nation, Waterplay USA brings them to one single location just for you! Whether you want to learn how to surf, go kayaking, let lose...

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11/25/14
Aquariums, Museums & Zoos

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

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Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000 square foot museum is filled with exhibits and activities to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. The museum is a learning playground where children can make a discovery, make a mess, and even make a new friend. The museum is the first mid-size children’s museum in the country and...

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10/21/14
Day Trips

TreeUmph! Adventure Course

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When you want to get away from the beach and add some excitement to your Anna Maria Island vacation, spend the day or a few hours at TreeUmph, Southwest Florida’s only elevated adventure course! About a 45-minute drive from AMI, at TreeUmph! you’ll feel the exhilaration of climbing, zip lining, swinging and free-falling from 15 to 60 feet in the air . . . all while harnessed to equipment designed...

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10/15/14
Arts, Culture & Theatre

Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard

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Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard is a family-owned business located just south of Lake Manatee in the rolling hills of eastern Manatee County. The owners, Antonio and Rosa, moved to the Bradenton area from Casteldaccia, Sicily, and were struck by the similarities of the area to their native land. Soon there were five rows of bunch grapes in the backyard with the garden, and a corner of the garage closed...

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10/15/14
Arts, Culture & Theatre

Longboat Key Center for the Arts

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For more than 60 years, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts has provided programming that inspires creativity, enhances cultural understanding, and brings together a community of like-minded individuals in celebration of the arts staying true to the legacy of the early founders. A division of Ringling College of Art & Design and located in historic Longbeach Village at the north end of Longboat Key, the Center offers quality arts-based...

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10/8/14
Arts, Culture & Theatre

Movie Theatres

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Weather not cooperating with your beach plans? Don’t worry, you can always check out the latest Hollywood blockbuster. But, before you leave be sure to check the websites listed for updated hours of operation and pricing. Note the distance from Anna Maria Island starts at the Coastal Cottages AMI office (9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria), so depending on the location of  your rental property, your distance may be different. Regal...

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02/13/14
Things to Do

Cortez Commercial Fishing Annual Festival

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If you love old Florida and can appreciate the magical lure of a real Florida fishing village, preserved in all of its rustic glory, the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival is the place to be. Since 1981, the festival has drawn visitors to Manatee County’s small fishing village located just south of Anna Maria Island to celebrate Florida’s commercial seafood industry. Now averaging attendance of over 25,000, the festival has...

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11/2/12
Equipment Rental

Jet Ski Rentals

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Jet skis (or wave runners) are a great way to explore Anna Maria Island our on your own! Jet skis offer the thrill of flying across the water and allow you to see unique views of AMI! You will get the chance to see all kinds of aquatic wildlife whether you are exploring the Gulf of Mexico, Palma Sola Bay, Manatee River or Tampa Bay! Jet skis can accommodate up to three people on one...

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09/24/12
Boat Rentals | Charters

WaveSplash Watersports

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If you are looking to rent a jet ski or participate in a jet ski tour then WaveSplash Watersports is the right place. They have all new equipment and offer one of the best jet ski riding areas in Florida. For those with an adventure in mind they offer guided jet ski tours where you can observe Florida’s wildlife — dolphins, manatees and sea turtles — in their natural habitat,...

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09/21/12
Boat Rentals | Charters

Bradenton Beach Marina

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Bradenton Beach Marina is a full service marina and boatyard located just off the Intracoastal Waterway on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Centrally located between Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay, Bradenton Beach Marina is just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico via Longboat Pass. Family-owned and operated, the business was established in 1982. All boats are equipped with sunshade bimini tops, comfortable and easy to pilot. The staff at Bradenton Beach...

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