Anna Maria Island contains three separate communities. Anna Maria is close to Bradenton, the city across the Intracoastal Waterway that starts where Sarasota ends. Seven-and-a-half-mile Anna Maria Island is a nostalgic look back to a time when people and things moved slower. Historic Anna Maria is typified by old beach cottages and easy-going seafood houses.

Bradenton Beach, a classic beach town, in recent years has taken steps to preserve its history and character. It offers visitors a maritime museum and waterfront seafood houses. Fishing and eco-tourism excursions depart from the docks along with commercial boats.

Anna Maria Adventure Rentals offers adventure packages to meet every visitor's dream. Book all of your activities and rentals from one convenient location from water and paddle sports of every kind to beach equipment, bicycle, scooter and road worthy golf cart rentals. Tours are offered by jet ski, boat, parasail, kayak, paddleboard and more. Book a beach massage to complete your vacation experience.

Bradenton Beach Marina is your one stop provider for all activities on the waters of Anna Maria Island. The marina offers boat rentals, jet ski rentals and tours, and more. The friendly staff will assist you in finding just the right activity to complete your stay on Anna Maria Island. Round out your visit to the island with a ride on the Bradenton Beach Marina Tour Boat for dolphin watching or a spectacular sunset cruise.

Explore beautiful Anna Maria island on a segway with Segs by the Sea. Rent by the hour or the day or choose a scenic guided tour through quintessential Anna Maria Island. You will see things in a new and memorable way on a segway.

Fly with Yolo Adventures and catch the view of a lifetime from above the beautiful waters around Anna Maria Island!

The fishing is incredible with Lil Toot Fishing Charters. Whether experienced or new to fishing, Lil Toot will treat you to a great experience!

The Beachhouse Restaurant is the perfect place for family dining with room for the kids to play on the beach while you enjoy a tropical drink, a spectacular view and great food.

Don't miss Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) on the Pier at the end of Bridge Street. Surrounded by water, this family favorite has extended it's restaurant family to Bradenton Beach. Enjoy local fresh seafood and landlubber fare in an old Anna Maria Island atmosphere that can't be beat.

Holmes Beach is newer and mostly residential with small boutique shops, resorts, a beachfront bed and breakfast, and rave-review dining. A favorite dining spot on the beach for inside or patio dining in Holmes Beach is the Sandbar Seafood & Spirits. The view is outstanding. Sunsets are breathtaking!

Dining on Anna Maria Island
Enjoy fine dining with a casual touch at one of Anna Maria Island's
many fabulous restaurants.
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Parasailing on Anna Maria Island
Catch a parasailing adventure with a unique view of
Anna Maria Island.
Jet Ski with Adventure Away
Explore and enjoy the beautiful waters of Anna Maria Island from a jet ski, paddleboard, kayak or boat.