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AMI Paddleboard Rentals

3902 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
+1 941-896-6422
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Nice time, great service

We were able to get out in the bay with two kayaks at the last minute. Very good service and easy... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Tommy P
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Loved it!

We had an amazing time on our paddle boarding trip this morning!! While the dolphins and manatees... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
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AMI Paddleboard Kayak Adventures is all about getting people on the water, ridiculously close to wildlife, without negatively impacting the environment. We offer paddleboard lessons, tours, rentals, fitness sessions (Paddlelates and Paddle Yoga) and group events. We launch almost anywhere in Southwest Florida including Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key. Learn how to "walk" on water while watching a variety of wildlife including manatees, dolphins and sea turtles. See you soon!!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3902 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1911
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We were able to get out in the bay with two kayaks at the last minute. Very good service and easy to work with. We were in the water within 30 mins of calling. Would use them again.

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks Tommy, hope to see y'all soon.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time on our paddle boarding trip this morning!! While the dolphins and manatees weren’t out, we found several starfish, a bonnet head shark, crabs, shrimp fish and a variety of sea birds. The early morning guided echo tour was so relaxing...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Ben was great, knowledgeable about AMI (and Marvel ;) and very supportive in building our confidence doing a water sport neither of us had tried before. The tour was great. 2 hours absolutely flew by in a "flash" (Barry Allen ;) Highly recommended both Ben...More

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for the review. What a great day. Thanks Ben

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This was my second trip with Ben to explore the bay area and mangroves. Ben was very good at giving me tips as I have only been paddleboarding twice before. It was very quiet out on the bay on a Sunday morning - all the...More

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for coming back and going on our tour again. That was such a great day. Ben

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We went with Ben for a great afternoon of kayaking and conversation. Ben was very friendly and knew the area like the back of his hand. We learned about the local area, the local wildlife, and enjoyed his laid back sense of humor! I would...More

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review. I look forward to seeing you again. Ben

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Went kayaking with Ben from AMI this afternoon - he was wonderful - very knowledgeable about the local area and fun to be with! Highly recommend using AMI paddle and kayak rentals when visiting Anna Maria island or Holmes. Would definitely do again!

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you we did have a great time. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had a great time on an 11 am mangrove tour. Our guide Ben was informative, friendly, and helpful. I received many useful tips standing on and moving around the paddleboard. It was an excellent experience for a beginner. The water is shallow enough that...More

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you so much for the review. You did great

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely paddleboard session around the Neal Preserve at 9am on Christmas Eve. The guide Ben and I had the area to ourselves and all was peaceful and quiet. The shallow water meant that we were able to see any critters clearly and I was thrilled...More

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time for the review. We love doing tours at Neal Preserve. I hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We rented paddle boards 2 days in a row at the beach. It was fun and very convenient. One can head down to Manatee Beach and rent a paddle board for a couple of hours. It is first come first serve. We had perfect weather...More

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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you so much for the review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We're a family of four and came across the paddle board mangrove tour online, and figured we'd give it a go as our son paddle boarded on a school trip and wanted to do it again. We got a great intro and the whole family...More

Thank Colin W
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Ben W, Owner at AMI Paddleboard Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review. It was such a fun day, and I think your daughter will be a world class paddler someday.

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poovey0409
19 March 2018|
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Response from Ben W | Property representative |
$50 each
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Sharon S
18 March 2018|
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Response from Ben W | Property representative |
NO gators
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Maddy H
16 July 2016|
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Response from Alayne T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the first answer. We met our instructor on the Bradenton side of the Manatee Bridge for our lesson. Went under the bridge , across the bay and through the mangroves. Fish swimming around us most of the time. If... More
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