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- 3-5pm
Winter Months- 2-4pm
Adults- $29 / Kids- $25
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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- AMI "Circle Line" 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 $29 / Kids $25
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!
Nightly- Sunset / Dolphin Watch Combo
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 and returns in about 2 hours.
Adults- $39 Kids- $35
Reservations please- 941-780-8010
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Riverwalk Day Dock
Regatta Point Marina
1005 Riverside Drive
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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