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Address: 3902 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
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+1 941-896-6422
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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AMI Paddleboard Kayak Adventures is all about getting people on the water,...

AMI Paddleboard Kayak Adventures is all about getting people on the water, ridiculously close to wildlife, without negatively impacting the environment. We offer paddleboard lessons, tours, rentals, fitness sessions (Paddlelates and Paddle Yoga) and group events. We launch almost anywhere in Southwest Florida including Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key. Learn how to "walk" on water while watching a variety of wildlife including manatees, dolphins and sea turtles. See you soon!!

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50 things in my 50th year

one of the things on my 50 things to do in my 50th year list was learning to paddleboard. two girlfriends and i booked the lesson on our annual Florida vacation. We were a little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
ShaunaK4
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

one of the things on my 50 things to do in my 50th year list was learning to paddleboard. two girlfriends and i booked the lesson on our annual Florida vacation. We were a little scared. but this was an excellent experience! the instructor was patient and kind. we did it! and we really enjoyed paddling through the mangroves. highly... More 

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Thank ShaunaK4
Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us be a part of your list. That day was a blast. More 

Houlton, Maine
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83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My family and I went paddleboarding on a very hot and windy day. Our location was changed to the Robinson Preserve due to the wind. We got there and got started. There were five of us paddleboarding(all family), two strangers kayaking with us, and our tour guide. I expected our tour guide to talk more and give us info, but... More 

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Thank Sassiersarah
Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Yes sometimes the wind does pick up and we need to go to Robinsons. I hope you still had an amazing time. More 

Maine
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I originally booked his trip for my boyfriend and I on our trip to Anna Maria in March. However, once other family members had heard about the trip they joined in on the fun. On the day of the event, I was notified of a location change, due to wind, and they also sent me a map of how to... More 

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review, and recommending us for things to do. More 

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Great adventure with Ben in the mangroves, his instructions and great personality allowed these 3 new paddle boarders to tackle a new sport with ease! My mom,myself and 12 year old son had a great time! Thanks.

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

It was a great day. I hope to see y"all again. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Four of us booked 2 double kayaks for a short tour around the Neal Preserve near the bridge to Anna Maria Island. The equipment was great, the 2 hours on the water was just right and Ben was an informative and very pleasant guide!

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

We did have fun, Thanks again More 

Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Four years ago, I lived in Bradenton, FL for two months. I paddled with AMI Paddleboard about three times each week. I loved paddleboarding and I loved this family owned company. I visited AMI last week and paddled with AMI again. I stand by my first positive review of this company. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and FUN. My... More 

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

It was so great to have you back. Hope to get with you the next time. More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Ben was a great guide! We all had fun our first time out on paddle boards. He gave us handy tips and then we were off. Enjoyed the location and meandering through the trees. Cool to see the ocean life as well! Thanks for an awesome time!

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a great time. More 

Santa Cruz, CA
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

There isn't a category for "family with adult children", so I chose " friends". Ben was a great guide and instructor. This was our first time paddleboarding and both my adult son and I never fell in. Ben was a great conversationalist and knew about the plants, birds, fish etc. and answered all of my questions. Ben knew the mangroves... More 

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

That day was a blast. Hope to see y"all soon. More 

Liederbach am Taunus, Germany
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

1. time paddler we were very exciting. Though it was quite windy our teacher and guide showed us how to paddleboard in the bay and in the mangroves. Great! We saw a lot of horseshoe crabs, turtles and lots of different birds. Unfortunately we did not see manatees or dolphines. Perhaps next time

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Thank ellentn
amipaddleboard, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

By the sound of the review I think you had a good (Exciting) time. Manatees and Dolphins are wild, many times we see them during our tours but we do not guarantee because the do swim freely. I hope you enjoyed your stay on Anna Maria. More 

Parker, Colorado
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Three friends and myself (all 40 year old women) did a two hour tour through the mangroves. First time paddle boarding for most of us. It was loads of fun! Very laid back, informative, and not too strenuous. Ben, our guide, was patient and fun. He was easy to talk to and also told us lots of information about the... More 

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amipaddleboard, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

That was a FUN day. Hope to see you again. More 

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