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“Awesome fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of AMI Paddleboard Adventures

AMI Paddleboard Adventures
3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
941-896-6422
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Holmes Beach
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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!!
Lilburn, Georgia, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We were visiting Anna Maria Island on vacation and saw several paddle boarders in the water and it looked fun so we decided to try it. We happened to drive by West Coast Surf Shop and saw the paddle boards for rent outside. We rented a board for half a day and had a blast. Ben was very accommodating and delivered and picked up our board. He was very easy to deal with. We had such a good time that we decided to rent several kayaks a few days later. As we do everything at the last minute, we called him to try to set up enough kayaks for 5 people. As luck would have it, he did not have enough kayaks available for us. Once it was determined that he did not have enough kayaks, he said he would locate one. He actually got a kayak from a competitor so we would have enough. Talk about good business, that was it. Needless to say we had as much fun on the kayaks as the paddle boards. Way to go Ben and AMIpaddleboards. You can be sure we will be back !!!

Visited June 2012
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“Fun in the Sun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

I found this kayak rental by pure accident but Im so glad I did! The man was extremely nice and accommodated my mother and I by meeting us anywhere we wanted off the beach. The kayaks were very nice and he even gave us great directions to an awesome path! I really enjoyed the experience.

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Bradenton, Florida
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“Fantastic Water Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Myself and a few friends were headed to the beach and noticed AMI Paddleboard Adventures, none of us had ever tried this before but had wanted to. So we all decided today would be the day and are we so glad that we did. Ben Webb was a great instructor with much patience for us "newbies". Once we all got our sea legs, we began a great adventure full of sea life and beautiful scenary. We have not stopped talking about this great experience and are telling all of our friends and co-workers to go give it try with AMI Paddleboard, we definately will be back again...

Visited May 2012
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AMI, FL
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“Great day on the water...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

What a fabulous time we had. On our first trip we were privledge to have seen manatees swin right underneath our boards The owner, Ben Webb, assured us there was nothing to be afraid of & he was right. It was amazing. Check out his tours & he knows everything about the island

Visited June 2012
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I wanted to do something more active one day to break up our beach bumming vacation and had been curious about paddleboarding. Neither of us had any experience but were curious and excited to give it a try. With the guidance of TripAdvisor and a little luck we stumbled upon Ben and AMI. One quick phone call later we had a meeting time and place, and everything went super smooth from there. After briefly showing us the basics (which was much easier than we expected) Ben took us on a scenic paddle through a maze of mangroves. It wasn't overly strenuous and both of us now prefer paddleboarding over kayaking. 1.5 hours was just about right for a first day out. Taking the tour and conversing with Ben, a lifelong local, added to the enjoyment, brought us to the best spots, and probably prevented us from getting lost in that maze. Thanks Ben, we had a blast!

Visited May 2012
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amipaddleboard, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Adventures, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Thanks so much,Glad you had a good time. Hope to see ya again. Peace
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