Things To Do on Anna Maria Island

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Rod Reel Pier - Things to do on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a stunning barrier island located on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. The island boasts of beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, breathtaking sunsets, and plenty of outdoor activities to keep visitors entertained. Here are some things to do on Anna Maria Island: Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, culture, or relaxation, Anna […]

Cortez Village

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Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez Village

Cortez started in the 1890s as a rural community of fishing families. Some of the original cottages still exist along with descendants of the original settlers. Despite nearby modernization of Bradenton, the village has maintained its old Florida fishing village character. The people of Cortez are proud of their fishing history and preserving the legacy. […]

Fort Dade

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Fort Dade - Egmont Key

The ruins of Fort Dade can be found on northern end of Egmont Key. Egmont Key is located in the mouth of Tampa Bay southwest of Fort De Soto Park and north of Anna Maria Island. Today Egmont Key is a State Park and National Wildlife Refuge and is home to the Egmont Key Lighthouse. […]

Boat Rental Considerations

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Anna Maria Island Boat Rental with a Captain

When renting a boat, there are many things to consider. With everything involved, you want to consider a boat rental with a Captain instead. Here are some boat renting considerations. Is the rental company reputable? Check reviews. Is the boat well maintained? Do you know how to operate the boat you are renting? Does the […]

Jewfish Key

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Jewfish Key Sandbar

Let Captain Sal take you and your family and friends to Jewfish Key and it’s fabulous sandbar on his boat tour of the island and intracoastal waterway. The tour will take you down the east side of Anna Maria Island starting at Holmes Beach going between the shores of Bradenton Beach and Bradenton. You will […]

Boat Rental With A Captain

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Boat Rental With A Captain

So you are thinking about renting a boat. You must ask yourself if you have enough experience navigating a boat. Do you know the Anna Maria Island area waterways? Are you aware of the tides? Are you aware of the weather? Are you insured? If you are unsure of any of these, a boat rental […]

Anna Maria Island By Boat

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Anna Maria Island by boat

Don’t miss the historic piers on the Tampa Bay side of the island. Rod and Reel Pier is on the northern tip of the island. Anna Maria City Pier is a little farther south. This pier was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma and had to be rebuilt. Farther south you will find the Bradenton Historic […]

Sunset Cruise

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Sunset Cruise on the Manatee River at Bishops Point

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Here in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, we have over 300 days of sunshine each year. That means over 300 visible sunsets each year also. These sunsets are spectacular from shore but even better from a Captain Sal’s sunset cruise. Captain Sal knows all of the best […]

Anna Maria Island

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Anna Maria Island Sunset

Anna Maria Island is a Florida Gulf Coast barrier island located west of Bradenton and north of Longboat Key. Seven miles of white sand beaches line the island. The island is home to the cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Don’t worry about driving. Take the free Island Trolley. Download the myStop […]