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Surferbus

9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
+1 941-527-6355
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Summer tradition

We've had the surferbus magnet on our fridge for many years. It's a great no-fuss setup - reserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donald R
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Bird Watching by Board

Excellent service... Knowledgeable and friendly. Helped my friend as he had never been out on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angela M
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Bradenton, Florida
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Surfer bus is a great place to come and paddle the protected waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. We rent kayaks and paddle boards for the Robinson Preserve and areas around. Please ebook a day a head.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“paddle boards” (13 reviews)
“jumping fish” (6 reviews)
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9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
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"paddle boards"
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"robinson preserve"
in 27 reviews
"jumping fish"
in 6 reviews
"small cooler"
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"quick lesson"
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"mangrove tunnels"
in 5 reviews
"easy paddle"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic morning"
in 2 reviews
"kayaking trip"
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"eating fish"
in 2 reviews
"gave us a map"
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"beautiful sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"the water's edge"
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"rent a kayak"
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"clams"
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"bring water"
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"own pace"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had the surferbus magnet on our fridge for many years. It's a great no-fuss setup - reserve, show up, chat and go. The Mangrove tunnels never disappoint!

Thank Donald R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service... Knowledgeable and friendly. Helped my friend as he had never been out on a kayak before.. Pushed us out and took care of everything once we returned!! Thanks..

Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Shawn is very knowledgeable and sets you up for a great time. It is quite and very relaxing while getting a tan and a nice easy workout

Thank dml432017
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

What a special location to paddle board. Great little trip out. Would love to return again in the future with more time.

Thank Erica S
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We went paddle boarding for the first time and it was amazing. Great location to learn to do it as well as seeing a great amount of nature!

Thank Carlee V
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

My wife and I went paddle boarding through Surfer bus. We expected an hour, but managed to last 2 1/2! Take the time to explore all the backwaters. Eagles, fish leaping out of the water to catch flies, turtles bathing on the rocks are just...More

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The three of us (my sister, husband & I) had a great time! Shaun was really nice, and clean equipment was provided for our day of kayaking, including a map of the waterways. We will definitely use the surfer bus next time we kayak or...More

Thank trixicah
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My Family and I went kayaking through surfer bus, and let me tell you I could not have asked for better. We booked through Julia, and there were ten of us total and 7 were kids as young as 5. Shawn was very thorough in...More

Thank Holly G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The folks at Surferbus make exploring easy...and you get to see parts of Florida most tourists don’t see. It’s an easy paddle in and around Robinson Preserve. There’s no boat traffic and most of it is guarded from the wind. Even during busy Spring Break...More

Thank losik54
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Way more than just trying out paddle boarding or kayaking! We were expecting to try out paddle boarding but didn’t realize we were going to be able to go on a beautiful sightseeing adventure through an incredible preserve! Booking was super easy to do online...More

Thank BBDSCI
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baibak
13 July 2016|
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Response from Surferbus1 | Property representative |
Hi!~ This is Julia, Im sorry if I misses your call. Please give me a call this am 941-527-6114... You can book for Saturday no problem. It can be done all together or you can pay separately just go to Surferbus com to... More
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Nana62014
30 March 2016|
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Response from Surferbus1 | Property representative |
Hi! You come right to Surferbus at 9800 Manatee ave West that is where we launch for the preserve. Where we are is an aquatic entrance. We will go over the map of the park with you and give you on the water orientation... More
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