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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

1602 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-1666
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Ranked #16 of 85 attractions in Sarasota
Type: Performances
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great find for a 2:00 FREE show on a Sunday afternoon. We did donate cash. Next time we want to watch from the water. It is one hour. You do watch from the sun so bring sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrella, etc

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

it's very nice to see all the skiers put on the water ski show and it's free a lot of action going on ,try not to miss it .

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Parrish, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was our second time going to ski-a-rees. More crowded this time, so if you go either go early for bleacher seat, or bring chairs. Kids are very talented and as usual show was fun. We took friends who will be bringing their grandkids next year. It may be amateur but very entertaining.

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Great show. Fun for all ages. Park at Mote marine and walk to back of lot and walk into the Ski-a-rees area. Free show. They do pass a bucket for donations.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It was fun watching the ski show, not professionals but rather amateurs in training, which made it more fun to cheer them on! bleacher seating along the bay.

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is an amateur water ski show that has been going on since the late fifties. It has always been a wonderful show. Of course, water skiing is in ill favor with the waterfront megamansion and condominium set, but Sarasota takes pride in this great tradition and so far has resisted attempts to stifle it.

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Flordia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is an art that is trying to die out and these folks are keeping it going locally. Water skiing-, jumps. pyramids, and switches a treat to see. We saw a 4 year boy on water skis doing great. Fun to watch for all

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Sarnia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

If you are in the Sarasota area do not miss these talented and devoted people. Water skiing in all forms in a family atmosphere. Bring the kids and the grandparents.

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Pensacola, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is an art that is trying to die out and these folks are keeping it going. If you're going to the Mote, plan to go on a day that these people will be practicing and enjoy a free show that you will rarely see anywhere else in the US.

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Sarasota
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

So much fun to watch!!! It is a day on the water. When in Sarasota, the water is the place to go. Not far from there is great shopping at St. Armand's Circle.

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