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AMI Paddleboard Adventures

3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
941-896-6422
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: AMI Paddleboard Adventures is all about getting people on the water, ridiculously close to wildlife, without negatively impacting the environment. We... more » Owner description: AMI Paddleboard 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!! « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our family of four decided to take the plunge and try Paddle Boarding. We called Susan at 1pm to arrange a one hour session for 3pm. Just before 3pm we arrived to find Susan waiting with all the equipment ready. 5 minutes of instruction was all that was needed to get our whole family paddle boarding with confidence. Susan was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Thanks to Ben for a great first time paddle board experience. The tour through the mangrove was both exciting and relaxing. I initially booked the tour just as something to do while on the island but I may now go out and buy a paddle board. If you like a little challenge and being out on the water, you have... More

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FT Worth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We just recently returned from a family vacation on Anna Maria Island. Four of us decided to take a kayak tour with AMI Paddleboards and Kayaks. We went on a guided tour of the mangroves and mangrove tunnels. The tour was informative and fun. We rented two man kayaks as my granddaughters had never done this before and they had... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My daughter and I wanted to paddle board - but didn't have a lot of time. AMI was so helpful, and really worked with us to fit it into our schedule. We also appreciated their honest assessment of the water - the first time they told us it was too windy and we wouldn't have fun. Went the next day... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

It was fun and our guide had a lot of knowledge of the area. I didn't think I could actually paddle board because I'm not super coordinated, but it was easier than I thought and I would definitely go again.

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Bradenton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My two friends came for a 'Girls' Weekend' and none of us had ever been on a paddleboard. Ben put us at ease and showed us some beautiful sights! We were lucky to see a baby dolphin with its adults, and a baby manatee with its adults. The day was beautiful and so enjoyable! We would encourage everyone who is... More

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Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was a fun family outing - my husband and I (very active) and in-laws (not as much). My in-laws found this to be very strenuous. My hubs and I were okay. However, I wouldn't call it a leisurely outing. The wind was blowing, and we were doing serious paddling to keep moving in the right direction at times. This... More

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Northamptonshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were a group of 8, of various ages, with no previous experience of paddleboarding. Our guide and mentor (Ben) put everyone at ease immediately. After only a few minutes per person we were up and ready to go. It's a really great way to travel and experience the beauty and wildlife of the area. It's slow, quiet and as... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

2 adults and 3 kids (14, 13,10); none of whom have ever been on a paddle board. A bit tentative and some trepidation from the kids. But, best day ever! Ben, the guide, is really fantastic, from his lovely, full-of-character straw hat, to his very entertaining stories, we had a fun-filled day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. So much so that... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The tour of the mangroves was wonderful. It was our first paddle board experience and definitely won't be the last. We were very lucky to have a private tour with the owner Ben who clearly loves meeting people. The scenery was breathtaking and the whole experience was amazing, I highly recommend this activity if you're going to be on Anna... More

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