5 New Anna Maria Island Activities You’ve Never Tried

This is our list of 5 new Anna Maria Island activities you might not have tried yet! While the sunset tours, dolphin cruises and kayak trips are always great here are some new suggestions.

Top 5 New Anna Maria Island Activities to Try

There is always something new and fun to try on Anna Maria Island!

Horseback on the Beach

When you come to Anna Maria Island over the Manatee bridge you will see people on horseback. This is a fun way to spend a morning for all ages of the family. The horses love being in the water, and so will you! There are two different companies that offers “Horse Surfing” C Ponies and Beach Horses. Tickets will run you about $130 to $150 per a rider. Book your trip online first then meet at the Palma Sola Causeway just before the Bradenton mainland.

New Anna Maria Island Activities
Go Horse Surfing with Beach Horses!

Fly Boarding

Top Gun FlyBoards are one of the hottest new activities in the area. Also located on the Palma Sola Causeway this is a fun activity for teens and adults. Flyboards attach to your feet and propel you up and into the air. Most learn to flyboard in about 10 minutes of practice. Top Gun offers 30 minute, 60 minute, four hour and all day experiences. Prices range from $99 up to $1199. Riders must be 18, or between 15-17 with a parent waiver. Additionally riders must be between 100 and 300 pounds. Book a Top Gun Flyboard session online.

Top Gun Flyboards
Top Gun Flyboarding on Anna Maria Island

Parasailing

YOLO Adventures offers parasailing among their list of services. You’ll soar above the island and enjoy stunning aerial views. YOLO offers group excursion, tandem flights, water dips and great fun. They offer two different locations to leave from. Find them at 127th Street in Cortez Village or at the end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Tickets cost $79 per a person and riders must be under 300 pounds.

YOLO Parasailing
Fly High with Yolo Parasailing

Snorkel trips at Egmont Key

Coastline Excursions offer snorkel trips off of Egmont Key State Park. This unique island is only accessible by boat and offers a light house, sunken ruins and a nature preserve. When you snorkel here you’ll find tropical fish and ruins from the Dade Fort. Snorkel excursions will run anywhere from $75 per person to $426 for private tours. In addition to their Egmont snorkel tour Coastline Excursions offers dolphin trips and a sand bar snorkel trip for a little as $53.25 per person. Book online!

Coastline Excursions Snorkeling at Egmont Key
Snorkeling at Egmont Key state park

Jet Surfing

Jet surfing is the latest activity to come to Anna Maria Island. Surfs Up Jet Surfing is great for days when the water is too calm for traditional surfing. Prior to use a half hour lesson is required to get users acclimated. Your first 45 minute trip with lesson will cost $100. After that it’s $50 for a half hour. Surfs up Jet Surfing Boards can be found at AMI Beach Rentals in Holmes Beach.

Surfs Up Jet Surfing on Anna Maria Island
Surfs Up Jet Surfing

Rent A Jet Ski, Sail Boat, Or Go Parasailing During Your Anna Maria Visit Or Vacation!

 

There is nothing better than enjoying an Anna Maria Island Vacation, and renting a Jet Ski, sailboat, or kayak for a day of fun in the Gulf Waters.  Except maybe going fishing, parasailing, scuba diving, or snorkeling depending on your personal taste.

The choice is yours and it’s all right here on Anna Maria Island.  Here are a few places that can help you make the most of your Anna Maria Island visit or vacation.

Water Sports and Rentals on Anna Maria Island

 Bradenton Beach Parasailing
12507 Cortez Road W
Cortez Florida 34215
941-961-2065

Coastal Watersports
1301 Gulf Drive N
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
941-778-4969

Anna Maria Sailing and Boat Rides
3018 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
941-580-1502

Adventure Kayak Outfitters
3230 East Bay Drive Ste. 125
Holmes Beach , 34217
(941) 779-7426

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures
P.O. Box 1610
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941-504-6296

Fishing Charters And Cruises

Cortez Kat
12507 Cortez Road West
Bradenton FL, 34215
941-795-6969

Gnarly Mangrove
2308 Canasta Dr.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
941-778-3875

Captain Josh Charters
5501 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-447-6345

Captain Kim’s Enterprises Inc.
Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
941-920-3307

Sumotime Fishing Charters
Located in Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach , FL 34217
941-704-6763

Bradenton Beach Marina
402 Church Street
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2288