3 Cool Fishing and Boating Companies That You Must Check Out on Your Anna Maria Island Vacation

While there are plenty of things to enjoy about all of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, there are so many things to do outdoors. And what fisherman can resist the lure of a fishing expedition on the Gulf waters?

You could spend hours searching for the best fishing and boat rental companies on Anna Maria Island, but who has that kind of time to spare?

Give these three companies some consideration while you are busy booking your Anna Maria Island rental. They are well-reputed and are known for their customer-friendly approaches to giving visitors the times of their lives.

Egmont Key Adventures

First up, we have Egmont Key Adventures. Book them as a fishing guide for your Anna Maria vacation! You can find them inside of the Waterline Marina in the city of Anna Maria.

Whether you are looking to take a sunset tour, go swimming with the dolphins, take the kids snorkeling at Egmont Key, or go fishing on- or off-shore, you can do it. Just let them know which one of their world-class boats you would like to rent, and they will give you a superb tour of the Gulf.

Just be prepared with your waterproof camera– these boats are often joined by manatees and dolphins! Also, be prepared to not have a restroom aboard your boat. But, hey, the ‘roughing-it’ is totally worth it for the number of priceless moments you will experience.

Talk to anyone who has sailed with Captain Chris, and they will tell you that he is the best skipper you could ask for. And as for the company’s owner, Captain Ben, it is clear that he values his customers and wants them to come back for more.

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Snapper Addict Fishing Charter

If you’re stumped looking for things to do on Anna Maria Island, consider booking a boat with Snapper Addict Fishing Charter.

You can find Captain Layne and Snapper Addict Fishing Charter at Bradenton Beach. Light tackle is their specialty, and all the captains can get you to all of the hot spots. You can catch everything from hogfish to snapper, from grouper to shark.

Plan Your Vacation

Once you’ve booked one of our Anna Maria Island pet-friendly rentals, give these three awesome fishing and boating companies a look. Book one or all of them and have the fishing expedition of a lifetime along the gorgeous Gulf Coast!

Go it solo, take a few buddies, or bring the kids along. Many children love going out on these charters and get to catch all kinds of fish. It is a great experience to share with the young and young-at-heart.

AMI Charters

If you need a seasoned captain to give you the thrill of a lifetime, book with AMI Charters. Set sail on one of their private charters. You can choose between 4- and 6-hour inland/nearshore fishing trips, a 2-hour kid’s fishing trip inland, or 4-hour fly fishing.

If you do not want to fish, you can book a 2- or 4-hour family tour, take a sunset cruise, or book a fun run to all of the sandbars you can only get to by boat. The sunset cruise takes you away from the crowded AMI beaches and gives you a stunning panoramic view of a stunning Florida sunset.

The 2- and 4-hour cruises get you up close and personal with the marine life found in the Gulf. Captain Scott excels at giving guided tours of the island’s historical landmarks. The 4-hour tour gives you more time to visit the sandbars and private islands so that you can exit the boat for some exploration. You never know what kind of wildlife you will run into while you are out on one of these charters!