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Explore Sarasota & Bradenton's many attractions and activities. From storied historic estates, marine life destinations and local museums, to parasailing, boating, fishing, kayaking and other eco-tourism activities. Families will love the entertaining and educational adventures that await them.
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5200 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key
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The Adventure Tiki, located in the heart of Siesta Village, offers a one stop concierge and experience booking center to help launch you on your next adventure. Whether you’re looking for bike, kayak, stand up paddle board, scooter, golf cart, beach equipment rentals or one of our hand selected local tours or adventures, our Adventure Tiki staff will leave no stone unturned to provide adventure seekers with their sought after experiences.
102 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach
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Anna Maria Adventure Rentals delivers authentic and memorable experiences to our adventure seeking clients through our Land, Water, Day and Small Group Adventures. We hand-pick industry leaders to be our partners in delivering one-of-a-kind experiences to our clients. Our clients can be assured that Anna Maria Adventure Rentals Partners share our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
201 10th St W, Bradenton
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South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, and includes the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium. Come discover Florida, the world and our universe.
402 Church Ave, Bradenton Beach
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Located on Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach is the premier watersports destination. Ready to get on the water? We offer a variety of boat rentals including bowriders, pontoons, and deck boats. If you are looking for excitement, our jet ski rentals include both free ride trips and guided sand bar tours. Or enjoy our popular dolphin eco tour or sunset cruise. Your adventure on the water awaits! www.BradentonBeachMarina.com
1249 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key
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An Orvis Endorsed Outfitter & Fly Shop, located on beautiful Siesta Key Florida is the largest on-the-water Bait & Tackle Shop that offers Siesta Key Boat Rentals, Fishing Charters, Fishing Tackle, Jet Ski Rentals, clothing & sandals for everyone. CB’s Outfitter shop & “Beach Boutique” on Siesta Key carries the leading name brands in outdoor sportswear & sandals for men and women, plus T-shirts for the whole family. So bring the family and stop by to see why CB’s on Siesta Key has become one of Sarasota’s must see landmarks since 1959, a leader in the sport fishing community. Open daily 7am – 6pm.
4735 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota
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Sarasota's #1 public golf facility! With a 60-station Driving Range, a chipping green, a putting green and an 18-hole Waterfall Adventure Mini-Golf Course, Evie's has something for everyone. On a rainy day, check out the Arcade with 15 games and two pool tables. Hungry? Evie's Pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlor are here too. You can even have your car washed at Evie's Car Wash while you play!
1250 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key
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A unique beach shop located on beautiful Siesta Key, Florida. A one stop shop for the entire family offering fashionable swim wear and casual clothing featuring popular brands like Roxy, Quiksilver, Vissla, Reef, Life Is Good, Salt Life and Jetty to name a few. Find all your beach vacation needs here including caps, t-shirts, sunglasses, sandals, shoes and fun stuff for the beach. We’ve got the kids covered with beachwear, sandals and t-shirts. Book your jet ski or parasail ride while visiting our store. FIN Island Company wants to help equip you for a super Siesta Key vacation! Open daily 9am to 8pm. www.CBsOutfitters.com
337 N Tamiami Tr, Osprey
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At Historic Spanish Point you can explore 30 incredibly beautiful acres of history, natural splendor and archaeological mystery on Little Bay in Osprey. Historic Spanish Point is an interactive outdoor/indoor museum offering tours of prehistoric Native American shell mounds, pioneer homes and buildings, historical formal gardens, nature trails and fascinating exhibits. Visit our working boatyard and jump aboard the “Magic" Boat for a tour of Historic Spanish Point from the unique water perspective. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Browse our gift shop for that special something to take home. Visit our website for events, seminars and workshops! open 9AM – 5PM Monday-Saturday and from noon – 5PM on Sunday. www.HistoricSpanishPoint.org
at Marina Jack Plaza, Sarasota
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Enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise combining Sarasota's abundant wildlife, a bit of history and spectacular shoreline homes, a dolphin encounter cruise or our sunset cruise featuring live entertainment, dancing and a fabulous Gulf sunset.
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Experience light tackle/inshore/nearshore fishing with 30 year gulf coast fishing veteran, Capt. Chuck. Charters available 7 days per week. Sightseeing and marine life watching are simply a bonus with Let’s Get ‘Em Fishing Charters! www.LetsGetEm-Charters.com
Bridge St, Bradenton Beach
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Lil’ Toot Fishing Charters caters to everyone! We take the serious and “not so” serious fisherman. We take the boys out deep to catch the “big one” or just bend a rod for family fun. We go off shore, near shore or stay close in shore. Early mornings are best for the serious angler and afternoons are fun for the late risers. Our prices start at $75 per hour. It’s your trip and your choice! Our Captain’s love for fishing will ensure an awesome trip with memories to last forever. Pack a picnic and wear your bathing suits. When you are done fishing we will explore our local waters, catch up with the dolphins and swim at the sandbars.
4330 127th St W, Cortez
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900 S Palm Av, Sarasota
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Experience nature in full bloom at this 15-acre botanical and children’s rainforest garden on the beautiful shores of Sarasota Bay. Home to indoor and outdoor displays of rare tropical plants and a NEW outdoor, elevated rainforest complete with rope bridges, deep-dark caves and 12’ waterfall, Selby Gardens is truly a horticultural wonderland for all ages. Enjoy grab and go lunches and sweet treats by Michael's On East, as well as coffee, beer and wine at the Selby Cafe. Visit selby.org for more information.
2121 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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The Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy is a unique Museum dedicated to the creative human spirit and raising the importance of Whimsical Art. Our exhibit is a collection of light-hearted paintings, sculptures and stained glass. The outdoor Gardens feature many large sculptures, including several grand pink flamingos, a ballerina sculpture and a stainless steel rocket ship. They’re nestled within a canopied historic oak grove with cascading orchids and indigenous tropical plants. Being here will inspire your creativity and touch your heart!!! www.WhimsyMuseum.org
Sarasota Downtown Bay Front, Sarasota
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Escape aboard the Marina Jack II! Join us for a relaxing narrated sightseeing lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy delicious dining, outstanding views. Docked behind the Marina Jack restaurant, located on the Downtown Sarasota Bay front, our air conditioned salons and open air outside deck will provide you with best way to enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Please call or visit website for reservations or information.
2525 27th St E, Bradenton
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Come take a ride on the Orange Blossom Express, with a stop at our Wildlife Rescue Center! Interact with the rescued wildlife, then let Mixon’s treat you to a FREE cup of fresh squeezed Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice or Lemonade, made right here in our packinghouse! Homemade Fudge samples and Wine Tasting daily. Be sure to enjoy one of our “almost world famous” Orange Swirl Ice Cream Cones. We have a HUGE new play area with a slide, putting green, water duck racing game, tetherball, tire hill and much more! Feed the koi fish and walk through our butterfly garden maze. Browse the 14,000 sq. ft. Gift Shoppe, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the Groveside Café. Planning a wedding? Check out our Garden Oasis Pavilion for the wedding of your dreams. Mixon’s Farmhouse Inn is the perfect place to stay, too! Store hours are Monday-Saturday; Oct-May: 10am-5pm & June-Sept: 10am-3pm.
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota
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Immerse yourself in the marine world at Mote Aquarium. Otters, sharks, manatees, sea turtles, touch pools and special exhibits showcase Florida's fascinating marine life and the world-renowned research conducted by scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory. www.mote.org.
1600 Ken Thompson Pwy, Sarasota
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Protect wild dolphins. Wild dolphins need your help. Do not feed or approach wild dolphins. It's harmful to them and illegal. Learn more about how you can help at www.mote.org or www.SarasotaDolphin.org.
14 miles East of US 41 on SR 72, Sarasota
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Discover what makes the Myakka unique among America's freshwater lakes at Myakka Wildlife Tours! We invite you to come aboard one of the world's two largest covered air boats, the "Myakka Maiden," or the "Gator Gal" for a scenic cruise on the Upper Myakka Lake or take a special Tram Safari into the back country of Myakka River State Park. Experience shady hammocks, majestic pine flat woods, fertile marshes and sunny prairies as you hear intriguing stories about the area inhabitants such as the alligator, sandhill crane and a variety of water fowl. And… you will likely see these creatures on the tours. Myakka Wildlife Tours also educates passengers on Florida flora and fauna. If you want to gain an understanding of the intricate workings of a natural ecosystem in progress, you must experience it for yourself at Myakka Wildlife Tours! www.MyakkaWildlifeTours.com
1250 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota
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Come fly with Parasail Siesta! As one of Siesta Key's most popular attractions, parasailing is safe and fun for all ages. Enjoy views of Siesta Key's beautiful beaches as you gently glide above Florida's scenic coastline. As you parasail, you may even spot dolphins and manatees playing in the surf or pelicans flying past you to say hello. Your parasail flight can be tailored to your liking. You can stay completely dry or opt for a gentle dip in the water. It’s your choice, high and dry or wet and wild. So, come join Parasail Siesta for a parasailing experience you'll never forget! www.ParasailSiesta.com
201 10th St W, Bradenton
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South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, and includes the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium. Come discover Florida, the world and our universe.
4192 SW Adventure Way, Arcadia
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Experience the thrill of an airboat ride on the scenic Peace River in Florida's heartland. Captians are Coast Guard approved and knowledgeable guides. Or take a swamp buggy tour or do both! While wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, this is an area that offers an abundance mammals, birds and gators. You can even hold a baby gator if you dare! Open daily, call for reservations or book online at PeaceRiverCharters.com
Call for location, Sarasota
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Cruise aboard a private custom cruiser on the beautiful waters of Sarasota Bay! From Sightseeing, Sunbathing, Wildlife Tours and Lunch to Romantic Wine & Cheese Sunsets and Elegant Dinners, your charter boat experience with Captain Frank can be tailored to your desires. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island! See dolphins, turtles, birds & other wildlife. www.PrivateCustomCharters.com
1707 1st St E, Bradenton
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Shop our flea market plaza in air-conditioned comfort. With farm-fresh produce, plants, great food and collectibles, the entire market is open Fri, Sat, Sun 8am-4pm, (Open Wed seasonally from Nov-Apr). Plaza open year-round Tue-Sun 10am-4pm. Closed Mon. Like us on Facebook and Instagram.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota
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Art from antiquity to the present. The joy of performance in a historic theater. A miniature circus and big top thrills. John and Mable Ringling’s bayfront mansion. Breathtaking grounds and gardens. www.Ringling.org
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota
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Design your own cruise! Try shelling, looking for sharks' teeth, dolphin and manatee watching or even a picnic on a deserted island. Call with your cruise ideas; we'll do the rest. Your personal captain will escort you. Groups up to 49.
1234 Clyde Jones Rd, Sarasota
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Board the WACO and enjoy an unforgettable flight of a lifetime! We offer sightseeing flights over the greater Sarasota area and our award winning-beautiful beaches in a pristine Waco biplane. We offer a variety of tour packages, including the Bay View Tour, Gulf View Tour, Beach Tour, and Grand Sarasota Tour. Flights are available for 1-2 passengers and last varying amounts of time with an HD video package available if desired. Our captains are experienced and passionate about flying the WACO. If unique adventure is what you are after you won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime over-the-top amazing experience! www.srqrides.com
5500 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota
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The Sarasota Classic Car Museum features over 75 immaculately restored vintage automobiles spanning over a one-hundred-year history of man’s automotive genius including the world’s foremost automobile manufacturers; Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Cadillac, DeLorean, Edsel and Ferrari just to name a few. Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are featured in our rotating exhibits throughout the museum, seven days a week. Included in our collection are Circus Magnate, John and Mable Ringling’s collection of Rolls Royce autos, John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes Benz and Paul McCartney’s beloved Mini Cooper. Classic and muscle cars are on display side by side. While you’re in the gift shop, take the children and let them pick out a miniature memento of their favorite car! Check our website for unique events featuring weekend tribute bands! Call us for your next special event at the Museum! The Sarasota Classic Car Museum and unique Gift Shop are open daily from 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week.
5400 Bradenton Rd, Sarasota
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Featuring year-round simulcast dog & horse racing live via satellite Mon-Sun, rain or shine. Matinee & evening horse racing. One Eyed Jack's Poker Room open daily. For information about One Eyed Jack’s visit www.skcpoker.com
102 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
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Favorite eco-friendly way to play! Offering SCENIC TOURS and CUSTOM RENTALS of the popular and innovative SEGWAY Personal Transporter (PT). Glide along the picturesque gulf waters, elegant vacation homes, beach front inns, fishing piers, delectable restaurants, and quaint shops.
1250 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key
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We have all your fun rental needs in one place! New Yamaha VX110 Deluxe Jet Skis, seat up to 3 people. Rent 1 hr, 2 hrs, or more! Jet Ski Tours $185 per ski, around 2 hours. LOCATED next to New Daiquiri Deck at 1250 Stickney Point Rd (South Bridge) www.SiestaKeyJetSki.com
1265 Old Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota
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Siesta Key Marina is the area’s largest and most comprehensive water sports center in Sarasota. Our new custom built 40’ Tour Boat is the only of its kind in the area. We offer new model boat rentals with Yamaha motors. You can rent pontoons, deck boars, fishing boats and more. Siesta Key Marina is the place to book a quality inshore or offshore fishing expedition with experienced captains and state of the art fishing vessels. Our marina shop offers clothing, snacks and supplies to equip you for the Siesta Key experience. So, come to Siesta Key Marina for all your water sports needs and desires. Don’t miss our new bar and grill located on the water… a wonderful place to watch the boats go by as you eat local fresh food! www.SiestaKeyMarina.com
6551 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key
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Siesta Sports Rentals, located on beautiful Siesta Key Island provides you with hours of fun. Whether vacationing or living in Florida, we offer you the opportunity to see Sarasota and Siesta Key, Florida the way it was meant to be seen. We provide friendly, quality service at affordable prices. Delivery and pick up available.
2000 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton
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18 holes of the best mini golf around set in a Swashbuckling-style atmosphere. Ships, lagoons, and pirate adventure theme. After you play, Feed Live Gators Too. Open seven days a week, 9am-11pm.
3815 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota
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201 10th St W, Bradenton
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South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, and includes the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium. Come discover Florida, the world and our universe.
21805 SR 70 E, Bradenton
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4192 SW Adventure Way, Arcadia
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Our trail rides are a great experience for any level of experience rider. You will embark on a wilderness trail along side the river and back in the Florida cypress hammocks. You will be accompanied by a highly experienced guide and Florida native who will provide you and your group with a personalized one on one experience. Book On Line. www.UpRiverAdventures.com
4330 127th St W, Cortez
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You Only Live Once! YOLO Adventures has something for everyone that will add a special memory to your vacation. Imagine soaring above Anna Maria Island on a smiley face parasail, enjoying a relaxing boat ride watching dolphins and manatees in their natural environment ending the day with spectacular sunset views. We fly single, double and triples up to 500 feet above the water on our parasail adventures. Our USCG approved 15 passenger sightseeing boat offers several trips throughout the day. They are 2 hours long and includes a stop at a sandbar or beach where you can swim, snorkel or search for that perfect shell. Our Captains & Crew will ensure safety first but also an adventure of a lifetime! ParasailFlorida.com or FloridaFunBoat.com
4330 127th St W, Bradenton Beach
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