The Best Paddleboarding Rentals and Tours on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island’s beaches and tranquil waters stand out as a favored paddleboarding destination for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the island’s water activities. As one of the top things to do in Anna Maria Island, paddleboarding offers a serene and engaging way to navigate the coastline and waterways. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a first-time paddler, Anna Maria Island’s paddleboard rentals provide convenient access to this recreational pursuit, allowing you to experience the idyllic setting of Anna Maria Island in a unique and unforgettable manner.

After a long day on the water, relax and rejuvenate in one of Lizzie Lu’s Anna Maria Island vacation rentals to enhance your beach vacation experience! 

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AMI Paddleboard

At AMI Paddleboard, visitors can choose from a variety of paddleboarding experiences that cater to both adventure seekers and nature lovers. Begin on a relaxing Mangrove Kayak & Paddleboard Eco Tour with a knowledgeable guide. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, cormorants, and sea sponges as you paddle through the clear, shallow waters. Enjoy a leisurely evening Happy Hour Tour on the bay as you paddleboard into the golden hour light while watching the sunset over Anna Maria Island. Take a swim in the crystal-clear waters as you soak in the peaceful surroundings.

No equipment? No worries! Rent a paddleboard from AMI Paddleboard and have it delivered to a location of your choice on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key. Enjoy a day on the water at your own pace with convenient delivery services.

Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures

Happy Paddler offers guided tours and paddleboard lessons for visitors looking for expert guidance and instruction. Explore Anna Maria Island’s waterways with experienced guides who will lead you to the best spots for wildlife sightings and scenic views. Perfect for beginners or those looking to improve their skills, Happy Paddler offers personalized paddleboard lessons to help you feel confident on the water. Happy Paddler’s launch locations are strategically positioned for easy access to the island’s captivating sites, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Kayak Jack’s Paddle Sports

Kayak Jack’s Paddle Sports provides a range of rental options and tours for visitors seeking flexibility and convenience. Join a guided eco-tour to explore the island’s unique ecosystem and wildlife habitats while learning about the importance of conservation.

Prefer to explore on your own? Kayak Jack’s offers self-guided eco tours that allow you to set your own pace and itinerary. From 24-hour rentals to weekly rentals, Kayak Jack’s provides flexible options to suit your schedule and preferences, making it easy to enjoy paddleboarding on your own terms.

Beach Bums Island Attitude

According to Beach Bums Island Attitude, stand-up paddleboarding is the fastest-growing watersport today! Combining the best of kayaking and surfing makes paddleboarding a fun sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Unlike traditional surfing, stand-up paddleboarding can be enjoyed in any body of water, making it accessible to all types of waterways. With Beach Bum, guests looking to paddleboard for 4 hours can either self-transport or opt for free equipment delivery to the Bayfront Park drop spot. This provides access to Tampa Bay, where visitors can paddle around the City Pier, enjoy views of the Sunshine Skyway, and observe the abundant wildlife in Bimini Bay, including dolphins and manatees.

Fun Florida Tours

Fun Florida Tours offers a unique paddleboard LED night tour experience. Lasting 90 minutes, this guided hybrid paddleboard tour allows participants to explore clear waters, seagrass beds, and mangrove tunnels that are home to hundreds of marine life species, including sponges, stingrays, nurse sharks, and various fishes. Participants are likely to encounter a myriad of fish and birds, such as herons, egrets, gulls, osprey, and the magnificent frigate bird. In addition, the tour offers the chance to spot bright green iguanas hiding in the mangrove branches, providing an exciting way to explore the beauty of Anna Maria Island.

Robin Hood Rentals

Robin Hood Rentals specializes in stand-up paddle boards designed for both ocean and bay use. Located only 100 yards from the ocean, the shop offers delivery assistance to help visitors transport their paddleboards to the beach. They also provide a free shuttle service for those requiring assistance. Anyone 18 and older with a valid driver’s license is eligible to rent, and both paddles and life jackets are included, ensuring a great day out on the waters of Anna Maria Island.

AMI Saltwater Adventures

Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of Anna Maria Island with AMI Saltwater Adventures’ full-day stand-up paddleboard rentals. Their convenient paddleboard delivery service allows you to explore the crystal-clear waters of Sarasota and Holmes Beach at your own pace. With user-friendly boards suitable for paddlers of all skill levels, from first-time adventurers to experienced enthusiasts, AMI Saltwater Adventures provides a hassle-free experience from start to finish. As you paddle through the tranquil waters surrounding Anna Maria Island, keep an eye out for the various marine life that thrives in the area. From majestic dolphins and curious manatees to a wide array of colorful fish and birds, you’ll have the opportunity to observe these creatures in their natural habitat. In addition to the immersive wildlife experiences, paddleboarding offers a fantastic full-body workout, engaging your core, arms, and legs while providing a low-impact, full-body exercise amidst the breathtaking natural surroundings.

Coastal Watersports AMI

For over 40 years, Coastal Watersports AMI has been a family-owned and operated business offering a range of water sports equipment rentals on the gulf side in Bradenton Beach. They are the only paddleboard rental company available directly on the gulf side, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the beautiful waters of Bradenton Beach at their own pace with paddleboard rentals by the hour. With options for 1 hour, 2 hours, or half-day (4 hours) stand-up paddleboard rentals, Coastal Watersports AMI is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, ensuring that customers have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

Plan Your Next Visit!

Are you ready to plan your next visit to Anna Maria Island? Browse our entire selection of Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach vacation rentals today and find the perfect match for your stay!

Book Your Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental with Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat

When planning your Anna Maria Island paddleboarding tour, booking your accommodation with Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat is an excellent way to enhance your experience. Our Anna Maria Island rentals provide a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the island’s attractions, including paddleboard rentals and other watersports on Anna Maria Island. By staying with Lizzie Lu’s, you can easily access the pristine Anna Maria Island beaches and participate in a wide range of exciting activities, including paddleboarding! Anna Maria Island’s paddleboarding tours range from guided eco-tours to self-guided adventures, catering to every preference and skill level. Regardless of the type of paddleboarding rental you choose, you’ll be surrounded by stunning scenery and immersive opportunities to encounter wildlife, creating unforgettable memories during your stay. Plan your visit to Anna Maria Island, book your rental with Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat, and get ready to experience the best of paddleboarding on this tropical paradise.