kid friendly activitiesAnna Maria Island is not just a top destination for adults looking to get away to an island paradise. The island hosts an amazing array of kid friendly activities ranging from shell hunting, restaurants, animal tours, and kid friendly parks to name a few. Not all adventures are created equal however, Sato Real Estate has put together a list of the top 5 activities you and your little ones can enjoy together for a fun filled memorable vacation on Anna Maria Island!

Beach: Shelling on Anna Maria Island

There are few more thrilling activities on the beach than hunting for the treasures known as shells. Anna Maria Island beaches are filled with these readymade natural souvenirs that make any trip to the beach a memorable experience you can take with you back home. Here’s a little tip Manatee Public Beach is especially known for its unique shells!

Shopping: Shiny Fish Emporium

Here’s a little Anna Maria gem for you and the little folks. Shiny Fish Emporium located on 306 Pine Ave. has a unique experience in store for you. It is not just your ordinary gift shop as it features a craft table where you can make your own custom sand dollar. Your young ones can exercise their creative nature while you shop around for something to bring back to the folks back home. Oh and did we mention they are dog friendly? This brings this one of a kind gift shop to the top of our shopping related kid friendly activities on Anna Maria.

Tours: Anna Maria Dolphins

Nothing quite captures a child’s attention quite like the sigh of the playful majestic dolphins. Anna Maria Island dolphin tours are easy to book and plentiful enough to fit into any schedule you might have. What sets dolphin tours apart from our other kid friendly activities is the chance to see these animals in the wild. You can choose between kayak, canoe, paddle boat or boat tours depending on your preference.

Outdoor Kid Friendly Activities: Fishing

For those Anna Maria vacationers who don’t have ready access to water or even those who do, this is the perfect opportunity to take the little ones fishing! Anna Maria has two piers to choose from with catches that range from mackerel to flounder. There are plenty of fishing charters ready to take you out on the water if you prefer to try your luck offshore. This is one of the few kid friendly activities that will leave you with a souvenir you can carry in your tummy!

Snacking: The Donut Experiment

In keeping with kid friendly activities on Anna Maria Island that will excite your taste buds, we would like to present the unique one of a kind donut shop known as the Donut Experiment. This super fun eatery lets you customize and make your own donut with a variety of toppings and frostings for an inimitable taste experience!

Looking for more kid friendly activities to do on Anna Maria Island? Give Sato Real Estate a call at (941) 778-7200 or send us a quick email and we’ll answer any additional questions you might have!