Great Vacations Start at Adventure Away on Anna Maria Island

By: Gillian Birch

Anna Maria Island is no ordinary island, and Adventure Away is no ordinary tour company! Offering a range of equipment rentals, transport, tours, activities and fun treats, Adventure Away has two main visitor centers, an activities desk, and four kiosks serving Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Homes Beach, Bradenton, Sarasota, and Siesta Key.

Where to Find Adventures Away Visitor Centers

Your vacation adventure starts at the Booking and Concierge Center at 102 Bridge Street on Bradenton Beach. It offers everything you need in the way of beach rental equipment for enjoying Anna Maria Island. Reservations can easily be picked up from this central location, which also acts as a hub for Segs by the Sea Segway Rentals, cruises, and tours of this beautiful island.

Segway tour Adventure Away Anna Maria Island, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo courtesy Adventure Away

If you prefer, you can visit Adventure Away AMI Rental Center at 122208 Cortez Road West, just before the bridge onto Anna Maria Island. You’ll be spoiled for choice with bikes for all ages and abilities, beach chairs, umbrellas, and baby gear. Paddle boards, kayaks, golf carts, scooters, and electric bikes all provide a great way to explore this vacation hotspot just west of Bradenton and north of Sarasota.

You can get local information, download trail guides, make reservations, read reviews, and check tour schedules at Adventure Away My Visit Kiosks too. This interactive sharing studio even allows you to upload, print, and share your vacation photos with family and friends. You might want to use your photos to design a custom T-shirt of your Anna Maria Island adventures and you can do that too!

Book Tours and Charters on Anna Maria Island with Adventure Away

Anna Maria Island and its surrounding beaches have so much to offer, which is why this area is a top vacation destination all year round. Whatever tour or activity you want to do, you can book it through Adventure Away, making it your one-stop shop for bookings and rentals. You don’t want to waste precious vacation time trekking between Visitor Centers, so let Adventure Away help you get it all organized in one place.

Peace River Charters airboat ride, eco-tour Arcadia and Sarasota, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo courtesy Peace River Charters

Take the family on a fun airboat ride with Peace River Charters and see local birds and reptiles in amazing natural scenery. The best views of Sarasota can be seen on a fabulous Biplane Tour with the added thrill of riding in a small plane above the Gulf.

Book Offshore or Inshore fishing charters for a day (or half-day) of fun on the Gulf of Mexico, reeling in red fish, bonita, grouper, snapper, speckled trout, kingfish, and other local species.

Kathleen D sailing catamaran tours, activities Sarasota, Longboat Key, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

Take to the seas under sail with a trip aboard the Kathleen D Catamaran for a true sail experience. It’s a wonderful way to see dolphins and relax in the gentle offshore breeze as you watch the world drift by. Dolphin spotting, day sailing, and private cruises will make your stay truly memorable. If you like a little more action, take a Jet Surf lesson or rental and do some power surfing.

Adventure Away Anna Maria Island, Florida bike rentals. Must Do Visitor Guides, Must

Photo courtesy Adventure Away

Back on dry land, there is no less fun to be had at Adventure Away. Master the art of balancing and driving a Segway with a Siesta Key Segway Tour or join an informative 90-minute Segway tour around Cortez Historic Fishing Village.

Stand-up Paddleboarding and eco kayak tours in Neal Preserve are another wonderful way to surround yourself with scenic Florida wildlife. Swamp buggy tours also take visitors off-road with great views of the wild Florida hammocks from your elevated seat. Surf and Turf combines a swamp buggy tour with a one-hour boat ride for the best of both worlds.

Adventure Away Visitor Services

Local staff at Adventure Away will be able to answer your questions and describe each experience in detail to help you get the tour that’s best for your needs. They can also tell you about the latest happenings and events around Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, and Sarasota. From Firewalking and Drum Circles to Zumba and Farmer’s Markets, Adventure Away has its finger on the button. It should definitely be the first place to visit for anyone enjoying a vacation on Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Written by: Gillian Birch | Author Website

Gillian Birch is a freelance travel writer and, whenever possible between trips, she enjoys life in Florida. As the wife of a Master Mariner, she has traveled extensively and lived in some exotic locations all over the world, including the Far East and the Republic of Panama. Describing herself as having "endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust", she continues to explore Florida and further afield, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and attention to detail. With a diploma in Journalism from the BCJ, she has published several travel books and ebooks, all available on Amazon under her name. Formerly the Florida Editor for BellaOnline from 2011-13, Gillian is an active member of the International Travel Writers' Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers' Association, and an enthusiastic guest blogger for Visitor Guides. Learn more about her writing as YourTravelGirl at: and follow her blog around the world at