Daily- Dolphin Watch!
Calling All Dolphins!
There out there... somewhere... and our aim is to find 'em!
Enjoy the sun and the water as we explore the local Dolphin neighborhoods. Our home is their home!
Bring you camera and binoculars. Pack a picnic! Load up the kids and the grandparents and let's go find us some Dolphin!
Summer Months- 2:30 to 4:30PM
Adults- $29 / Kids- $25
Nightly- Sunset / Dolphin Watch Combo
We now offer two great Sunset options
Island Pearl or Now and Then
Yes- that is a Sunset over Bean Point, Anna Maria!
That's why you came here to the Gulf and Anna Maria Island. We get one a day... no two are the same- so don't miss this all time Florida favorite! (We are the only vessel operator that offers a no-money back guarantee for a sunset!). Dolphins are everywhere so keep a look-out!
Yes- a cooler, beer & wine is OK to bring along. Pack a picnic. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Departs about two hours before sunset from Holmes Beach.
Adults- $39 Kids- $35
Reservations please- 941-780-8010
Now and Then
Treat yourself to something special...cruise the beautiful ICW on a private yacht then at end of the day relax and enjoy the Sunset. Now and Then our classic Bertram 33 accommodates up to 6 passengers, but you may want enjoy a private charter for just two. Bring along a cooler with your favorite beer or wine, and maybe a snack or two. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Per person rates $55, private rate $330
Reservations please- 941-780-8010
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A Taste of Old Florida on Long Boat Key, FL
Visit Historic Bridgestreet
the AMI Shuttle is available for Private Functions for up to 49 persons!
to go to our Excursion Page
Yes we do Private & Non-Scheduled Charters
Don't see what you want? Ask!
Egmont Key Excursion!!
Our Egmont Key Excursion is one of our most popular trips go, swinning, shelling, beachcoming, exploring.
Egmont Key is a Florida State park which divides Tampa bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The island is largely uninhabited except for some park rangers and the Tampa Bay ships pilots. While you are on the island you can check to the ruins of Fort Dade. There is also an active lighthouse (still in use today) that was built in the 1850. The south end of the island is a bird perserve while the north end is open to beachcoming, shelling, and swimming .
The boat departs Holmes Beach at 10:00AM and is back by 2:00PM, you have two full hours to explore the island. What to bring? Sunscreen, a towel, and water shoes. Small coolers for lunch and drinks are allowed.
Check out our "photos page" for more images.
Private Egmont Excursions available call for more information.
Adults only $49.00 and kids under 12 years of age $45.00.
Call 941-780-8010 for reservations.
Monday Special- Combo Lunch on Longboat / Dolphin Watch
Start your week off with a cool boat ride and a delicious lunch on Longboat Key!
The Island Pearl departs from Holmes Beach @ 11:00am for a beautiful ride down past the southern half of AMI. You'll travel under two bridges, past Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Long Boat Pass, Jewfish & Sister Keys up to the docks at North Longboat. Keep a lookout for Dolphins! Take a walk around this quiet neighborhood (watch for the Peacocks!) and have a tasty waterfront lunch at either of the two great restaurants located there- Mar Vista or Moore's Stone Crab. The boat will be back in a few hours to bring you back to the Island.
It's easy, fun and a great inexpensive way to see our beautiful home waters and islands!
Lunch Not Included
Adults- $29 / Kids- $25
Tuesday Special- Shuttle to Sarasota
Sarasota Day Trip Every Tuesday
Surely one of the prettiest downtowns in Florida, Sarasota is the heart of the Suncoast!
Rich in culture, shopping & fine dining, this walkable downtown has plenty to do and see, making for a great day trip!
Relax and enjoy the ride as we "steam" along Sarasota Bay. We'll wait at Marina Jack for a few hours while you have lunch, go shopping and take in the sights, before returning to Anna Maria Island.
We have soft drinks, bottled water and snacks available at our service counter and a clean bathroom on board.
Experience the pace of life from a day gone by and take the Shuttle to Sarasota for a full day of fun!
Adult- $29 / Child- $25
Wednesday Special- A Day Along the Manatee
Wednesday we cruise across lower Tampa Bay into the historic Manatee River and head east to the cross river communities of Bradenton & Palmetto. Keep your eyes out for a Dolphin sighting- watch the birds fishing and marvel at the beautiful mansions that line the river past it's preserved wild and scenic mouth.
Hop off at beautiful Regatta Point Marina for a delicious lunch at one of their fine restaurants or for some shopping. We then head to the brand new & wildly popular Bradenton Riverwalk Waterfront Park. The Southwest Florida Museum (home of Snooty the Manatee) is a 2 minute walk from our dock as well as all of the restaurants and businesses in downtown. Have some lunch and explore. We'll depart Bradenton, stop at Palmetto and then head back westbound to Anna Maria Island! The Captain & Crew have good stories and fascinating historical tales from this ancient and sacred river as you travel along this former highway of commerce at the pace of days gone by.
Approximately 6 hours total time- Adults $29 / Kids- $25
Reservations recommended- 941-780-8010
Thursday Special- Circle Island Tour
AMI "Circle Island" Tour
We will sail you around the Island- past Bean Point, down the Gulf Beaches, back inside at Long Boat Pass and up the ICW to Holmes Beach.
We cruise over the sunken sugar bardge "Regina". If the water is clear enough you can see part of what is left of the barge after 70 years on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphin and other sea life are always part of the trip.
Best of all- we won't need to open any bridges... so you won't get yelled at like we do when we are in our sailboats!
See your favorite Island from the best vantage point possible- on the water! Snacks, bottled water and soft drinks are available for $1 ea.
2-1/2 hrs. Adults- $29 / Child- $25
Saturday & Sunday Special- In the Water Fun
Saturdays- Sight Seeing Cruise Jewfish Key / Beer Can Island
Spend the middle of the day cruising the beautiful intracoastal waterway. You will cruise past Jewfish Key, Beer Can Island, and the quant fishing village of Cortez. All are located near the entrance to the Gulf from the bay between Longboat and AMI, this is THE local favorite hangout!
Departs 10am from Holmes Beach
4 hours- Adults $49 / Kids $45
Sundays- Name that Trip!
Sure... we'll do that! Pick a trip you like and we'll go there!
Give us a call to talk about your favorite and let's cook up a fun day!
Let Go Fishing!!
NEW TO THE FLEET
NOW and THEN
Now available we will offer offshore/nearshore fishing on our classic Bertram 33 Sportfishermen. Experience for yourself what fishermen have known for years, the legendary ride comfort and fish ability of a Bertram! Enjoy the air conditioned cabin and full restroom (that's a head on a boat). Fish on a yacht not just a boat.
Call 941-780-8010 for information
Riverwalk Day Dock
Anna Maria Island:
Holmes Beach- Mainsail Basin- Downtown
5325 Marina Drive
Either the City Dock or Bridge Tender Dock- Bradenton Beach
North Longboat Key:
Mar Vista / Moore's
760 Broadway Street, North Longboat Key
Marina Jack Plaza
Please Note: Local businesses are providing the Shuttle docking space free of charge in support of the service. Please respect their parking requests and patronize their restaurants. Thank you in advance for cooperating.
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