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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 Kayak Adventures is all about getting people on the water,...

AMI Paddleboard Kayak 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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Fantastic paddleboard experience

It was a very fun family experience. This tour accommodated a wide range of paddleboarding experience. We had family members that had done it before all the way down to an 10 year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MIKE R
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very fun family experience. This tour accommodated a wide range of paddleboarding experience. We had family members that had done it before all the way down to an 10 year old with no experience. Ben And Susan did an awesome job with everything. Friendly instructions and a really fun tour of the mangroves. We saw Dolphins and... More 

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Thank MIKE R
Parrish, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went paddle boarding for the first time yesterday with Ben on AMI. He was wonderful. Two of us were over 60 years old and are not athletic and were a little nervous. He assured us we could do it, and WE DID. It was awesome. So glad I did it. Our whole group had 7 - 3... More 

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Thank Sandy G
Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you so much, You did great. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out kyakiing yesterday for the first time with my husband and 8 year old son and we had a wonderful time. Ben was very helpful and patient with us. He was very talkative and gave us great ideas on where to go on the island for food and fun. Next stop back we will paddle board!!

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Thank Jamie W
Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

That was a fun day. Hope to see y''all again More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great instructions, makes it look easy but it isn't until you relax a bit and look ahead. Dolphins followed us for a while across the bay searching for fish. It was a pleasant workout, met some nice people and had a lot of fun. Will definitely do this again.

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Thank Jobes710
amipaddleboard, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it's always fun with the dolphins. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband and I went paddleboarding for the first time today and we loved it! Our tour guide Ben was the best! We highly recommend it!

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Thank Johanna L
amipaddleboard, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

I'm glad y"all had a great time and thanks for the recommendation. More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We rented two paddle boards. We had zero experience with this sport. They dropped them off and picked them up. Yay! The gentleman who dropped them took a great deal of time explaining the best way to get on and how to keep your balance. He also showed us how to adjust the paddles for height and ensured the life... More 

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Thank Lisa T
amipaddleboard, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

2nd time going paddle boarding with Ben through AMI. Always a fun, beautiful, and laid back time. Will always book with them.

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

We so appreciate you coming back again. Thanks for the kind words. More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This lesson was a gift from our daughter and son in law. We were very apprehensive. Ben was wonderful. He had us on the boards in not time and soon we were standing up. He was very patient and kept us chatting so we had no time to think about falling off. We went under Manatee Bridge , across the... More 

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

You did Great!!! Hope to see you again. More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

one of the things on my 50 things to do in my 50th year list was learning to paddleboard. two girlfriends and i booked the lesson on our annual Florida vacation. We were a little scared. but this was an excellent experience! the instructor was patient and kind. we did it! and we really enjoyed paddling through the mangroves. highly... More 

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us be a part of your list. That day was a blast. More 

Houlton, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went paddleboarding on a very hot and windy day. Our location was changed to the Robinson Preserve due to the wind. We got there and got started. There were five of us paddleboarding(all family), two strangers kayaking with us, and our tour guide. I expected our tour guide to talk more and give us info, but... More 

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this review

Yes sometimes the wind does pick up and we need to go to Robinsons. I hope you still had an amazing time. More 

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