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Explore Anna Maria Island by Boat

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Anna Maria Island is just up the road from Cannons Marina, Boat Sales & Rentals’ location in Longboat Key, Florida. Recently named one of the 50 best places to travel in 2024 by Travel + Leisure magazine, Anna Maria Island has a distinct Old Florida feel. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, there’s always something wonderful to experience there—and renting a boat is the best way to do it.

Considering Renting a Boat to Go to Anna Maria Island?

Cannons Marina, Boat Sales & Rentals can get you on the water today with the most convenient boat rental program in the area. Our fleet of rental boats—including center consoles, deck boats, and runabouts – caters to all kinds of on-the-water experiences, including cruising, fishing, and water sports. Rent a boat by the day, week, or month.

Where to Take Your Boat Rental on Anna Maria Island

When you rent a boat from Cannons Marina, Boat Sales & Rentals to explore Anna Maria Island, a world of options opens up. Here are a few of our favorite things to do.

  • Drop anchor at a sandbar. One of our favorite pastimes is pulling our boat up to a sandbar with friends and family, cracking open a cold beverage, and blissing out for a day in the sun. Luckily, our region has sandbars aplenty where we can do just that. Sandbars begin life underwater. As waves break, they pull material from the shore, moving it farther into the ocean. During heavy storms, large waves can build sandbars far from shore, until they rise above the water’s surface. If you’re looking for a great spot to pull up to while you’re out on a boating adventure around Anna Maria Island, we love Sharker’s Island, Sand Dollar Island, Beer Can Island, and Jewfish Key, all easily accessible from Cannons Marina, Boat Sales & Rentals.
  • Cruise to a preserve or park. Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area is known for its natural beauty. Robinson Preserve is a nearby nature preserve with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, a boat launch, and observation platforms. Bean Point, at the northern end of Anna Maria Island, is largely untouched by development and offers spectacular views of the Gulf at sunset. Nearby Egmont Key is only accessible by boat and boasts pristine beaches, excellent shelling, an 1800s lighthouse, and a shorebird refuge. Other spots to visit include DeSoto National Memorial, Emerson Point Preserve, and the historic fishing village of Cortez.
  • Pull up to a waterfront restaurant. Food just tastes better in the salty air. There are several places to eat on the water on Anna Maria Island that are accessible by boat. City Pier Grill & Bait is located at the end of the Anna Maria Pier and offers burgers, seafood, cocktails, and more. The Waterfront Restaurant and Grille is an easygoing spot featuring seafood, a beer and wine bar, and outdoor seating by the beach. And Anna Maria Island staple The Sandbar offers a sustainable, locally sourced menu on the water.

Contact Us for Boat Rentals in Anna Maria Island Florida

Embark on an unforgettable adventure by renting a boat to go to Anna Maria Island with Cannons Marina, your premier boat rental near you. Whether you’re seeking fishing boat rentals on Anna Maria Island or planning to explore the island’s scenic beauty, our diverse fleet, including center consoles, deck boats, and runabouts, has you covered. For more information and expert assistance, click here to read our comprehensive guide. Contact us at Cannons Marina, Boat Sales & Rentals – our knowledgeable crew is here to help you make the most of your boating experience on Anna Maria Island.