Activities & Interests
  • 7 1/2 miles of pristine beach on the island for walking, collecting shells, swimming and sunbathing
  • Anna Maria Island Historical Museum - Anna Maria City
  • Rentals, just minutes away: diving; snorkeling; jet skiing; surfing; parasailing; boating; wave runners; and fishing gear. Recreation land sport rentals also available: bicycle and gear bike; scooter; moped; and, roller blades
  • Three public island fishing piers
  • Four island public beaches
  • Three island boat launch ramps
  • Public tennis courts on the island
  • Manatee County and Tingley libraries
  • Art organizations and year-round exhibits
  • Seven island churches
  • Manatee Trolley will transport you to your destination thoughout the island - Coming this spring!
  • Aquariums and Oceanography museums: Tampa Aquarium - 1 1/2 hour drive - world class; Mote Marine - 25 Minute Drive; Bradenton Aquarium 30 minute drive

Airports (Driving time varies depending on the season)

  • Orlando International - 1 1/2 hour drive
  • Tampa International - 1 1/4 hour drive
  • Sarasota/Bradenton - 30 minute drive
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater - 45 minute drive
  • EMS "Emergency Medical Services" response time to Tortuga Inn is only 4 minutes.
    Blake Medical Center and Manatee Memorial are the two county hospitals, both within easy driving distance.
  • Seven of the top 14 Florida restaurants are located on Anna Maria Island or within a 15 minute drive, offering you the choice of casual to elegant dining.
  • Island cuisine includes British, French, German, Italian, Oriental, Spanish, southern Florida seafood and spicy Caribbean.
  • Over 50 Island shops. Bradenton - 5-20 minutes west and Sarasota - 25-35 minutes south
  • St. Armand's Circle - International shopping only about 30 minutes south
  • "Factory Direct" Malls - On the I-75 corridor - 45 minutes west.

ADDRESS:1105 & 1107 Gulf Drive,. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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