Take a Sunset Cruise on AMI

Anna Maria Island is full of everything you need for the quintessential Florida vacation: stunning white sand beaches that are safe and fun for the whole family, mouth-watering restaurants no matter what cuisine you’re in the mood for, and the friendly locals that will show you the best places on the island. If you truly want to take advantage of the beauty of AMI, be sure to spend one evening on a sunset cruise. This is the perfect solution for a date night with your loved one or a fun family event, and you might be surprised at the incredible wildlife you can see!

M/V Minnow

M/V Minnow offers sunset cruises that draw visitors from all around the country. Your experienced Captain will take you around the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and can teach you all about the area. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and watch the sun sink down over the horizon. You’re welcome to bring alcohol aboard the boat, so this is the perfect solution if you’re looking for a great view with your evening beer.

Sunset cruises with M/V Minnow cost $35 for adults and $25 for kids under age 12. Times can vary depending on the season, so be sure to contact the company for more information. Other cruise options provided by M/V Minnow include private charters, Egmont Key tours, and dolphin tours.

Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours

As you might expect, one of the big appeals of Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours is the possibility of spotting the majestic dolphin. The captains know how to find out where the dolphins will be and get you just close enough for the perfect picture. The sunset tours are the perfect way to end your day and relax with the ones you love most.

With this company, you can opt for a public or private sunset tour. Public Sunset Tours last 1.5 hours and cost $35 per person. Private Sunset Tours last 2 hours and cost $325 for the first six people, then $35 each after that. On either tour, the boat can carry up to 19 passengers. Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours also offers custom boat tours and Egmont Key excursions.

Spice Sailing Charters

Spice Sailing Charters is known for their half-day and sunset cruises that sail through Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Your family will pile onto the 30-foot Catalina yacht named Zig Zag to experience comfortable seating and snacks and beverages to enjoy while you cruise. You’ll be in the capable hands of Captain Ed, who has a passion for showing guests the most gorgeous views of Anna Maria Island. 

If you choose to tour with Spice Sailing Charters, you can select a 2.5-hour tour for $40 per person or a 4-hour tour for $60 per person. Besides the half-day and sunset cruises, Spice Sailing Charters also offers sailing lessons and At Sea burials.

Island Pearl Excursions

At Island Pearl Excursions, you are able to get a personalized look at the stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. The company has four boats in the fleet, and which boat you’ll be sailing on depends on how many people in the group, as well as weather and water conditions. Regardless of which boat you end up on, you’ll have a capable Captain who will put you in the perfect spot for an ideal view of the sunset.

For a 1.5-hour Sunset Cruise from Bradenton Beach, adults cost $35, seniors cost $30, children under 12 cost $25, and children under 2 ride for free. Times are seasonal, but each vessel departs around two hours before sunset. Reservations are required, so contact Island Pearl Excursions to learn more.

Taking a sunset cruise is one of the best ways to spend an evening before you return to our Anna Maria Island rentals. Contact us today to get started planning your dream vacation!