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Address: 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
Phone Number: 941-896-6422
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Description: AMI Paddleboard Adventures is all about getting people on the water...
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!!
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Neat experience!

My sister in law, son, and I took a two hour tour through the mangroves with Ben Jr. He was fun, informative, and incredibly patient with us. We were all novices, but learned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My sister in law, son, and I took a two hour tour through the mangroves with Ben Jr. He was fun, informative, and incredibly patient with us. We were all novices, but learned quickly with Ben's guidance. I highly recommend this adventure to any level of kayaker.

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

Thank you so much. More 

Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Ben and fam run a superior company. They are very accommodating and do a great job helping those who have never been in a kayak. He does an excellent job explaining all of the local flora and fauna. I've paddled with other companies before, and this one is by far the very best.

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

WOW !!!, Thanks for the kind words. I hope to see you again real soon. More 

Newburgh, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Definitely something to do with the kiddos. The guide was fun and laid back. He didn't rush the tour at all. We will do this again!

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Thanks again. More 

atlanta
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ben was our guide for a lovely, peaceful morning paddleboard trip through the mangroves. We saw 300 year old mangroves, went through mangrove tunnels and were even escorted back by a handsome cormorant! Ben was a patient teacher - it was only our 2nd time on a paddleboard, and he gave us great tips. He even spent some time trying... More 

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

We did have a great time. Sorry about the sun glasses More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a group of 8 adults/teenagers and 3 young kids. Our guide was patient with us and a fantastic guide! The tour was really cool thru the mangroves. We laughed and had a great time. He took photos for us and told great stories. I would recommend this tour for sure.

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

I'm so happy you had a great time. Thanks again for spending your time with us. More 

Bradenton, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Jim and his wife Ronee Brady own the surf shop above Bens Paddle Board Place. Never had a bad experience in there. Music is great, deals on clothes for men, women and kids are unique and well priced. Got my teens penny board bearings replaced for land floating. Paddle boards for liquid floating. Awesome.

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Thanks for the Love. I don't know what we would do without Jim and Roni More 

England
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I did the paddleboard lesson and tour with Ben. It was our first experience and we both absolutely loved it. It was so peaceful just paddling round the waterways seeing the birds and the fish. I was a lot slower than my husband (mainly because I didn't want to fall in) but Ben stayed with me the... More 

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

Y'all did great. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and 10 year old daughter did the tour in a kayak, while my 15 year old daughter and I enjoyed the paddle boards! A great time was had by everyone in our group! A must do while visiting AMI!

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

Thanks so much, it was a beautiful day. I hope to see y'all again. More 

Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had Ben guide us (wife and I) on our first paddleboard experience. Great guide. His instructions we're detailed and helpful. Felt like we were pros in no time. Mangroves, starfish, jumping Mullet fish, crab spiders, and conch shells were pointed out and explained thru the tour. We had 3 kayaker with us. All had fun. Thanks Ben 😃

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

Thanks for the great review. That was such a fun day, I sure hope to see y'all again real soon. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

AMI paddleboard is a terrific time! They were very organized, called us to ensure we had appropriate instructions and directions. Ben was a fantastic guide! Knew so much about the area and was so informative. Scenery was incredible. Took two teenage girls who absolutely LOVED this day. Highly recommend!!

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

That was a lot of fun that day. I hope to see y'all again in the near future. More 

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