Kid’s Korner on Anna Maria Island – Top things to do

Welcome to Kid’s Korner, the best place to stop by & see the latest happenings for us kids on Anna Maria. Hey Anna Maria Island kids, do you have any fun activities planned for this summer while visiting Anna Maria Island? If not, I’ve got plenty of exciting things for you to do. With a diverse choice of activities always going on, summer on A.M.I. – Anna Maria Island Kid’s corner is never a bore.

So, let’s start with some fun summer lessons.

Surf Camp Participant 2011
  • To begin, there is a surf camp run by Eternal Summer Surf Camp that occurs on White Avenue beach every Sunday from early July to the middle of August.  Instructors will give instructions & demonstrations on how to surf & let you surf tons yourself.
  • Also, there are sailing lessons by Bimini Bay Sailing happening right now. They offer 6-hour teaching courses by experienced sailors. You can choose your boat that best fits you, & go out into the water as they teach you the basics on sailing.  You’re sure to learn some new skills during this summer.

Next are the camps.

  • Anna Maria Island Community Center offers a youth & teen program called “Summer My Way”  that involves sports, arts & crafts, field trips, specialty camps, & much, much more. You can pick & choose your activities & join many others as you enjoy your summer, your way. Find out about the specialty camps, or choose a camp. You could choose one week or every week, just a specialty camp, or just the field trips.
  • Also, Crosspointe Fellowship Baptist Church runs a Vacation Bible School for K-5th graders for one week in the summer, July 16th-20th from 9 a.m. to noon. They plan to go on many adventures & uncover mysteries. Find out more at at www.CrosspointeFellowship.com. Your summer is sure to be a blast no matter which way you toss the dice.

Looking for something fun to play with?  Here on Anna Maria Island, we have equipment rental shops. These rental stores have a great variety of merchandise – you can rent anything from golf carts to sail boats & everything in between.

  • For example, at Beach Bums on Pine Avenue, you can rent different types of bikes & boards, kayaks, golf carts, & more. My family & I have rented a golf cart previously, & they’re pretty cool. On Anna Maria Island, they let you drive your golf cart on the street, so it’s pretty awesome.  But because they allow you to ride them on the street, your parents will be the ones doing the driving, while us kids get to ride in style. These golf carts vary in size, color, & designs, & you could have one for just 2 people, or one for you & your entire family. They offer the free use of helmets & life jackets with rental. Their bike types include regular two-wheelers, quad-bikes, cruisers, tricycles, tandems, electric & surrey bikes, along with bike seats for babies & toddlers. They have nature hikes & other kids activities you’re sure to love, as well.
  • What’s more, Bimini Bay Sailing offers rental sailboats for a small fee. You can choose your sailboat & how long you wish to rent it. They  offer Sunfish, Lasers, Zumi, & everything in between. They go from an hour to a month, & delivery is optional. More facts can be found on the same site as their sailing lessons. These rentals are a unique way to get around the island.

So no matter what you do or when you do it,  at Anna Maria Island Kid’s corner it’s certain you’ll have a great summer here on Anna Maria Island.

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