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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
+1 941-388-1666
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Old school fun, family-friendly, and free!

This is a great place to spend an hour and see a show that takes a lot of skill and hard work to... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Yessyhara
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Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Enjoyable

The ski show was enjoyable and informative. The announcer explained the different tricks, the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Lissa H
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1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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+1 941-388-1666
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an hour and see a show that takes a lot of skill and hard work to create. It’s located on the Mote Aquarium grounds. If you arrive a bit early you can score seats on the covered bleachers...More

2  Thank Yessyhara
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The ski show was enjoyable and informative. The announcer explained the different tricks, the history, and the equipment of the Ski-a-Rees. They have some covered seating. We were in the open area which provides a behind the scenes view of the team. Lots of fast...More

Thank Lissa H
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is on a Sunday afternoon. You can watch these great skier's practice for their upcoming season! A great afternoon! Arrive early - as it is a very popular attraction! Lots of parking and seating. Take a lawn chair just incase! Great job done by...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Show runs from 2-3pm on Sunday during season. Ends about mid May, check the website. The group are very professional, show is non stop, exciting and great kid activity. No charge but they pass the hat. Please give generously

Thank Don S
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

It's a great family adventure. Be prepared to sit on bleachers & in the sun unless you arrive an hour before the show to get seats under the shade canopies. It's well worth the sun.

Thank julie b
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

They put on a wonderful show with great music. The announcer is quite entertaining also. It's a very fun and economical afternoon. Get there an hour early for the best seats in the bleachers or bring your own chairs. Be aware there is not much...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This past Sunday, we went to go see the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees. I have been numerous times and always enjoyed the show. “The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees are one of the best amateur water ski shows in the Nation” and “recently won the 2016 Southern Regional Show Ski...More

Thank BikingBeachBum11
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

These are amateurs but there are some skiers that have been professional. The Ski-A-Rees pass a bucket for donations, auction off a seat in one of the boats, and sell T-shirts, drinks, candy, pretty much whatever they can think of to raise funds for their...More

Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Whenever I get a chance , I always drop by the city island and watch them perform. Luv it and lots of fun! They are all talented! and I love them all♥ The pictures I will use on this review were taken few months ago.

Thank NEr V
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

I took my husband here because he said that we had done everything there is to see after coming to this area for years. We were both entertained by the ski show. They provide bleacher seating and do have beverages for sale. There is a...More

Thank Kurt L
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goodlifer11
25 February 2018|
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Response from Sylvia T |
No this is free event. There is no charge for parking at the aquarium.
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Cindi B
5 November 2017|
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Not recommended.
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