Have you ever been kayaking? Renting kayaks on Anna Maria Island may just be what you are looking for. Grab a friend or loved one and head out in a tandem kayak to share the paddling or go solo for a more individual experience.

Exploring the island from the ocean is so much fun. You get to see the pristine beaches and the amazing views all while gliding through the water. You may even be so lucky as to see a dolphin, manatee or other fish bobbing in the water. It is the perfect way to sightsee, explore nature, get some exercise and relax all at the same time. There is nothing like using your own power to move your way through the water.

There’s no schedule so take it all in. Don’t forget to stop along the way to enjoy the beach. Just pull your kayak onto the sand and get out for a picnic lunch, take a dip in the water or bask in the sun. If you forgot to bring a snack, head over to the Sandbar Restaurant, Rod and Reel or the City Pier and enjoy a great meal and a few cocktails while keeping an eye on your kayak from your table. There is so much to do that it may turn into a multi day kayak adventure just to see everything around you.

When you’re not out on your kayak, you will want to tour Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas as there is plenty to see. Hop on the free trolley and get off at the local shops that are full of island treasures. If you’re interested in the arts, you can check out one of the museums, such as the South Florida Museum, and Ringling Museum of Art or take a break and head over to the Island Players which offers live theater performances or there is also the option of the Manatee Players, the Asolo Center for the Performing Arts and so many more artistic and musical venues to explore. Plus, there is the Selby Gardens, or the Jungle Gardens and the Aquarium too. However, if science is more your style, then head to the G-Wiz Science Museum or the Florida Aquarium. The stops are truly amazing and something you won’t want to miss.

Anna Maria Island kayak rentals is healthy and all natural. If its important to you to reduce your carbon footprint then kayaking is the way to go as you won’t be adding any pollution to this extraordinary area; instead everything is powered by your own strength and endurance. Getting in some exercise while seeing the island is just a bonus. If you’re traveling with a group you can always challenge a friend or family member to a kayak race and without even realizing it from all the laughing you will be doing, you just burned a bunch of calories. Breathe in the fresh air and let the views take it away. Get your hearts pumping and enjoy the smell of the sea air. There is no better way to see this amazing coastal area – pure and simple