at Island Adventure Outfitters:
6844 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL
We are the only outfitter with easy access to the beautiful waters between Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key – an area that is locally famous for its clear water and very active marine life. Because it is the only place along an 18-mile stretch of barrier islands where the Gulf meets the Bay, it functions as a major intersection where marine animals gather to feed, mate, and play. You can see why it’s so much fun to paddle here! There are several sandbars and beaches where we can get out and explore, look for shells, go for a swim, and find more fun critters to show you.
We launch tours from several locations on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, depending on the conditions and wildlife trending at each area. Each place has its own special quality and we pride ourselves on knowing each of them very well!
While we're not present at each location daily, below is a list of our most common launch sites (departure location will be confirmed at time of reservation):