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Address: 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
Phone Number: +1 941-896-6422
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great couple of hours on the water!

Ben was a great guide! We all had fun our first time out on paddle boards. He gave us handy tips and then we were off. Enjoyed the location and meandering through the trees. Cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DMcC6595
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ben was a great guide! We all had fun our first time out on paddle boards. He gave us handy tips and then we were off. Enjoyed the location and meandering through the trees. Cool to see the ocean life as well! Thanks for an awesome time!

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Santa Cruz, CA
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

There isn't a category for "family with adult children", so I chose " friends". Ben was a great guide and instructor. This was our first time paddleboarding and both my adult son and I never fell in. Ben was a great conversationalist and knew about the plants, birds, fish etc. and answered all of my questions. Ben knew the mangroves... More 

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Liederbach am Taunus, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

1. time paddler we were very exciting. Though it was quite windy our teacher and guide showed us how to paddleboard in the bay and in the mangroves. Great! We saw a lot of horseshoe crabs, turtles and lots of different birds. Unfortunately we did not see manatees or dolphines. Perhaps next time

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

By the sound of the review I think you had a good (Exciting) time. Manatees and Dolphins are wild, many times we see them during our tours but we do not guarantee because the do swim freely. I hope you enjoyed your stay on Anna Maria. More 

Parker, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Three friends and myself (all 40 year old women) did a two hour tour through the mangroves. First time paddle boarding for most of us. It was loads of fun! Very laid back, informative, and not too strenuous. Ben, our guide, was patient and fun. He was easy to talk to and also told us lots of information about the... More 

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

That was a FUN day. Hope to see you again. More 

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 via mobile

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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

Thanks again. More 

atlanta
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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

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

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