Saturday, 21 October 2017

Water Activities

With the Gulf of Mexico one side and Tampa Bay the other, the island is surrounded by warm waters that are perfect for water sports, boating and fishing or just enjoying a swim. Relax and take a dip in the waters, or catch your dinner out fishing on the water or fish from one of the piers. While you can enjoy the calmer side to the water, the island also offers exhilarating activities either on the waters’ surface or deep below.

h_10574341shutterstock_24640006Choose from many water sports including, parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, or canoeing and much more. Plus, hire a jet ski or a boat and explore Anna Maria Island from the water, discover hidden beaches and rare wildlife, additionally kayak or canoe down one of the quiet rivers or estuaries on the island.
Exploring the Island on the water gives you the opportunity to spot wildlife such as dolphins, manatees and turtles. These waters are known as The Nursery because of the large numbers of bottle nose dolphins that raise their young here.

You can hire a boat yourself or go on an organized trip, which includes a guide who is familiar with the area and will know the best places to spot nature. Additionally, if you want to get a closer look, you can explore deep under the sea and dive amongst the colorful reefs just offshore from Anna Maria Island. You’ll get to see some stunning fish and beautiful coral clusters.

To ensure the beaches and waters are kept safe for everyone, city ordinances are in place to protect the beaches and the environment, these include no loud music, vehicles, alcohol, litter or dogs. Keeping the beaches safe and protected is a priority for residents.

A visit to Anna Maria Island wouldn’t be complete without making the most of the beautiful waters surrounding you.

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Serenity Beach

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Serenity Beach is a brand new construction 5 bedroom plus a den and 4.5 bathroom rental home on the prestigious Northern end of Anna Maria Island...

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Casa on the Beach

Casa on the Beach

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Tuna Cottage

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Tuna Cottage

Tuna Cottage is a quaint 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom bungalow located in the fishing village of Cortez. Tucked away...

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