Top activities for Island fun near the Historic Bridge Street Pier.

July 20, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

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Historic Bridge street shopping and dining are part of the draw for visitors. The iconic pier has been recently rebuilt, offering activities, like fishing, parasailing, dolphin or sunset tours and so much more. Here is a list of places to visit on your Anna Maria Island Getaway.

Bridge Street Pier.

1. Mini Golf~The Fish Hole on Bridge street adds a nice variation to Island activities. Family fun a Block from the pier, and a block from the Gulf Coast Beach. 115 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 Click here for $1.00 coupon

2.Parasailing: Yolo  Has added a new location at the Bridge Tender Marina. With more then 10 years experience, and the Motto,” You Only Live Once”, why not do it with a smile. The sail sports a yellow happy face, making a distinct mark against the Anna Maria Skies.  Gentle takeoffs, water dips when requested, and smooth landings provided by experienced USCG licensed captains and crew.  135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

3. Water Craft Rentals: Bradenton Beach Marina~ Rent Jet skis, deck boats, pontoons, bow riders, for fishing, sunset cruise, sightseeing and dolphin watching. Located next to the Cortez Bridge at 402 Church Ave N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

4. Dolphin tours: Paradise Boat Tours leaves from the Pier to explore the ANna Maria Marine life, like Dolphin, Manatee, Rays, and other wildlife. Call 941-465-8624 for information about nightly Sunset Tours.  Or Book Online

5. Fishing: Pier fishing is easy. You are not sure if you are interested in all day they have a licensed pier, so everyone can fish there. Rent poles and get your bait right at the pier. Get tips from the locals who fish everyday. Shaded areas and benches

Offshore fishing:Snapper Addict : offers comfortable cruising with shaded areas as wellas full private restroom. Fish all day or until you catch what you came for. Tarpon, Snapper Shark, and so much more.    941-812-6364

Nearshore fishing:AMI Fishing Charters offers nearshore for the shallow water fish like Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Grouper, Snapper, LadyFish, Mackerel, Flounder and small sharks. Tampa, being the largest Estuary in Florida, is thriving with great fishing, with much coming from the numerous rivers running into it. Located at 200 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, FL or call 844-941-FISH

Stay for dinner and cocktails over the bay at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, or walk to the main street for marina side diner at Bridge Tender, music and good people make each of these locations feel like a neighborhood gathering.

These activites are a couple blocks walk from our Bradenton beach properties and a Trolley ride away from Holmes Beach or Anna Maria vacation homes. When you rent, it is always a good idea to bring bikes or rent bikes to be delivered to your Vacation home, to get around the island in carefree fashion. It is a good way to see all that it special on Anna Maria Island. If you have any questions call our office Toll Free: 844-206-6624,

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