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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

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Old school fun, family-friendly, and free!

This is a great place to spend an hour and see a show that takes a lot of skill and hard work to... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Venice, Florida
via mobile

The ski show was enjoyable and informative. The announcer explained the different tricks, the... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Lissa H
via mobile
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1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an hour and see a show that takes a lot of skill and hard work to create. It’s located on the Mote Aquarium grounds. If you arrive a bit early you can score seats on the covered bleachers...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Yessyhara
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

The ski show was enjoyable and informative. The announcer explained the different tricks, the history, and the equipment of the Ski-a-Rees. They have some covered seating. We were in the open area which provides a behind the scenes view of the team. Lots of fast...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lissa H
Reviewed April 19, 2017

This is on a Sunday afternoon. You can watch these great skier's practice for their upcoming season! A great afternoon! Arrive early - as it is a very popular attraction! Lots of parking and seating. Take a lawn chair just incase! Great job done by...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank secmac0112
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Show runs from 2-3pm on Sunday during season. Ends about mid May, check the website. The group are very professional, show is non stop, exciting and great kid activity. No charge but they pass the hat. Please give generously

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Don S
Reviewed March 26, 2017

It's a great family adventure. Be prepared to sit on bleachers & in the sun unless you arrive an hour before the show to get seats under the shade canopies. It's well worth the sun.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank julie b
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

They put on a wonderful show with great music. The announcer is quite entertaining also. It's a very fun and economical afternoon. Get there an hour early for the best seats in the bleachers or bring your own chairs. Be aware there is not much...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mary L
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This past Sunday, we went to go see the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees. I have been numerous times and always enjoyed the show. “The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees are one of the best amateur water ski shows in the Nation” and “recently won the 2016 Southern Regional Show Ski...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank BikingBeachBum15
Reviewed October 2, 2016

These are amateurs but there are some skiers that have been professional. The Ski-A-Rees pass a bucket for donations, auction off a seat in one of the boats, and sell T-shirts, drinks, candy, pretty much whatever they can think of to raise funds for their...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Whenever I get a chance , I always drop by the city island and watch them perform. Luv it and lots of fun! They are all talented! and I love them all♥ The pictures I will use on this review were taken few months ago.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank NEr V
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I took my husband here because he said that we had done everything there is to see after coming to this area for years. We were both entertained by the ski show. They provide bleacher seating and do have beverages for sale. There is a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kurt L
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February 25, 2018|
Response from SylviaTourstein |
No this is free event. There is no charge for parking at the aquarium.
Cindi B
November 5, 2017|
Response from SylviaTourstein |
Not recommended.
December 14, 2015|
Response from Catherine G |
Sunday afternoon?