Anna Maria Island Dolphin and Sunset Boat Tours

While it is true that our Mainsail Vacation Rentals in Anna Maria Island have everything that you could need to enjoy your time in Florida, you may want to venture out as well. If you have enjoyed the luxury amenities of your rental and you no longer want to lay poolside or on the beach, we have some activities in mind that you might enjoy.

Many of our vacation rental guests inquire about the best Anna Maria Island sunset and dolphin tours. You may also be interested in learning more about these popular activities. If so, you are in the right place!

Sunset Tours

Sunset tours always prioritize a little romance and magic at the dusk of every day.

One of the leading options is the Salty Dolphin. You’ll get to see just how beautiful the Gulf of Mexico truly is when you are cruising on it instead of watching from the sideline. Its amazingly beautiful backdrop offers scenic views for miles. You’ll cruise through grass flats, while spotting manatees grazing along the way, of course during the season in which they are out and about. Chances are that you’ll spot more than just manatees, as the cruises are also available for viewing the many dolphins that live here.

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If there is low tide, you’re sure to see some of the many bird species that are local to the area on the grass flats. At the end of it all, you’ll see a magnificent Anna Maria Island sunset reflecting over the waters, as it disappears into the horizon. What better way to end the day than with a captivating sunset, while cruising along the gulf!

You are encouraged to bring bottled water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, food, and if visiting during the cooler months of the year, bring a light jacket.

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Dolphin Tours

Looking for a little nature? You are bound to see some bouncing dolphins near Anna Maria Island.

The best place to start is at the Bradenton Beach Marina. The marina hosts various dolphin-theme cruise getaways for the quarter or half-day upon request. Enjoy the dolphins that you’ll see in the beautiful bays of Sarasota County.

The dolphin tour is typically an hour and a half long tour, which enables you to see the playful dolphins surrounding Anna Maria Island. You’ll enjoy cruising in a 40-foot power catamaran while taking in the fresh air and lovely scenery of the sea. The Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are found in the waters of Florida, all-year-round, which is why the dolphin cruise is such a popular attraction on Anna Maria Island. You also may notice sea turtles, manatees, and lots of native seabirds, while on your dolphin tour.

As you ride along in the waters of Anna Maria Island, you’ll enjoy the captivating, turquoise waters of the bay while learning about the island and the historical fishing village of Cortez. Your time spent on this dolphin tour is sure to be time well spent while relaxing and enjoying the view along the way.

bottlenose dolphins swimming in ocean
Photo from Pixabay

Plan Your Anna Maria Island Vacation

Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience during your upcoming Anna Maria Island vacation with a dolphin tour! Begin planning your trip and book your AMI vacation rental today!

Morning and afternoon tours are available. The entire boat can be reserved for a corporate event or private party too.

At the end of your dolphin watching excursion, return to your Anna Maria Island rental to clean up and relax. With all of the necessary amenities available to you in our Mainsail Vacation Rentals, we hope that you feel like Anna Maria Island is your home away from home. Whether you are looking for an intimate getaway or a group vacation, we have an assortment of rentals that are perfect for you!