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“Outstanding Sun and Water Gear and Clothes Shop”

AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel
Ranked #3 of 7 Shopping in Anna Maria
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Owner description: AMI Outfitters is the only fly-fishing shop on Anna Maria Island! In addition to fishing, they focus on human-powered watersports, selling kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, as well as sustainable outdoor clothing made from special fabrics like bamboo and organic cotton. Their specialty is Patagonia and other leading brands of menswear, offering 'technical/performance' apparel for sun and insect protection, odor resistance, rapid drying and staying cool, including shirts that actually get cold when wet. AMI Outfitters is a hub for fly and spin fishing charters with professional guides. Their state-of-the-art inflatable paddleboards solve all your storage and transportation issues! Buy a board, use it during your vacation and take it home on the plane!
Olney, Maryland
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525 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Outstanding Sun and Water Gear and Clothes Shop”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We like to think we are picky shoppers. We want good quality with a sense of style. And while we also love paying the best price on top of that, sometimes you find a shop that just makes you throw that out that window. This shop knows what it's doing: not only in terms of the gear it offers for a great many water sports, but also because they have a good eye for quality clothing, shoes, hats and accessories. In no time flat, my wife found a stylish and wonderfully comfortable Keen sandals, a very cute sun hat, and a cool, practical carry-all bag with bright beach colors and deep pockets all around. We haven't put it down for days. The service was excellent, too. They gladly accommodated a special request we had, that made out day much easier.

Visited February 2014
2 Thank bagnato1
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Bell, Florida
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“AMI Outfitters, a great shop to visit”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stopped in to the AMI Outfitter store, needing an outfitter "fix". Really nice shop with high quality gear. A good selection of kayak, fishing and even accessories for the outdoor dog! Best was the shop dog, Leo! Will visit again on our next trip to Anna Maria Island! ps. the owners are really pleasant and knowledgeable about the area.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Leslie R
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madison, IN
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great gear”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a nice shop, have a good selection of quality outdoor gear. Many of best brands offered. Great service and nice location in green community

Visited July 2013
2 Thank tileford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great store!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Owner was very knowledgeable and helpful. Nice product selection. We will definitely return to the store on our next visit!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank mmcgloth
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great store. Great owners.”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and I stopped by during our February trip to Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. AMI is a terrific store. Well-stocked with quality goods and the owners were fabulous, friendly and very knowledgeable of the lines they carry but also of the area. They also happened to have the perfect item for me (a lightweight nylon water bottle carrier complete with a few extra pockets to keep various items). It's absolutely perfect for walks, hikes, etc. and was used daily when we walked the beautiful beaches during our vacation. Also love the sun hat I bought. A nice shop to visit for serious fishermen all the way to couples just casually browsing.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Joyce D
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