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The Fish Hole -Bradenton Beach– The Fish Hole is a miniature golf course at 2 locations in Bradenton Beach and Lakewood Ranch. Both courses are unique with such attractions as misters to keep you cool, a 3000 gallon pond filled with koi of all sizes and colors, and native Florida plants. We have party packages, coupons, and seasonal promotions. Come visit us if you’re in the Manatee, Sarasota, or Ann Maria Island area.
(941) 778-3388

West Coast Surf Shop–  Holmes Beach    “Florida’s oldest surf shop circa-1964.” Largest selection of swimwear, swimwear separates with large cup sizes, sportswear, surfboards, skimboards, skateboards, accessories, sunglasses, sandals and more.

Surf Bus – Come out to the Surferbus 7 days a week to kayak or paddle board the beautiful waters of the Robinson Preserve and Anna Maria sound. This is a great activity for all ages! Please ebook at surfbus.com We can accomidate large groups from wedding parties to families! On the water orientaiton and a map of the park are provided trailside. Please contact Julia if you have any questions.

TreeUmph– TreeUmph! Adventure Course is a treetop obstacle course built for everyone age 7 and up.  Courses at TreeUmph! start off easier and close to the ground, they progressively get higher and harder as you progress.  Climbers go as far as they wish and can be assisted down from the trees by trained rescue guides at any point along the way.  If you make it all the way you will be climbing 60 ft in the air on our extreme course.  No matter how far you make it on adult courses your finale is the 650ft Triumph Zipline.

The Center – Anna Maria  The mission of The Center of Anna Maria Island is to be the ‘community’s gathering place’.  This means to be a community focused center that the families, residence and visitors of Anna Maria Island have confidence and trust in to provide opportunities to gather…to socialize…to deepen friendships and to make new ones.  This special purpose and role in the community is fulfilled by offering sports, games, exercise, dance, art, music, social gatherings, learning programs, and other engaging opportunities, relevant to the needs of the Anna Maria Island community and, which, in total, provide financial stability for The Center.

Mote Marine– Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.

The Parker Manatee Aquarium-  designed to house three adult manatees, holds nearly 60,000 gallons of water, including a medical pool. The pool offers both deep and shallow water, allowing the manatees to maintain natural feeding behaviors. An exhibit area within the facility helps to educate the public about manatee anatomy and offers above and below water viewing.  Manatee Care specialists provide presentations about manatee habitat, nutrition and physiology.  Working closely with US Fish and Wildlife and critical care hospitals for manatees, the Museum’s Parker Manatee Aquarium is a second stage rehabilitation facility. A second stage facility provides a temporary home for manatees that will be released back into the wild after having received treatment from an acute care hospital. The Aquarium has housed 30 manatees with Snooty as part of the rehabilitation program. The facility is the permanent home to Manatee County’s most famous resident and the oldest known manatee in the world, Snooty.