Bring Your Own or Rent a Boat At The Bradenton Beach Marina!

 At Bradenton Beach Marina, Florida, the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico await you and, whether you’re a seasoned boater or a first-timer, this marina offers a wealth of options for exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf Coast. 

From renting a boat to bringing your own or even joining a boat tour, there’s no shortage of ways to get out on the water and experience the wonders of this incredible destination!

In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the boat rental opportunities at Bradenton Beach Marina so you can make the most of your time on the water! Plus, these boating excursions are conveniently located near our Lido Key rentals. Let’s dive in!

Bradenton Beach Marina

Bradenton Beach Marina is a full-service resort marina and this family-owned and operated business has been a beloved fixture on Anna Maria Island since 1982, providing the best possible experience for both local and visiting boaters.

With its prime location just off the Intracoastal Waterway and between Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay, Bradenton Beach Marina is the perfect jumping-off point for all your aquatic adventures!

The expert staff at Bradenton Beach Marina is always on hand to help you plan your perfect day on the water, with insider tips on the best local fishing spots, shell beaches, and dockside restaurants. 

With a fleet of boats that come equipped with sunshade bimini tops and easy-to-use controls, getting out on the water has never been simpler or more comfortable. And with affordable rates, flexible rental packages, and multiple-day discounts, you’ll have plenty of time to explore all the wonders of the Gulf Coast. 

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Jet Ski Rentals

If you’re looking for a water adventure that will leave you feeling exhilarated and energized, check out Bradenton Beach Marina’s jet ski rentals. A jet ski experience is a thrilling way to enjoy the Gulf Coast’s beauty, feel the breeze on your skin, and bask in the sunshine.

With 60-minute rentals, you can satisfy your need for speed and catch a glimpse of what jet skiing is all about. 

But if you’re in the mood for something more adventurous and daring, then the 90-minute tours are your best bet. These tours allow you to experience the thrill of speeding through the water and you will also get to stop at the world-famous Jewfish Sandbar for a refreshing swim, where you can cool off, splash around and take in the scenery around you!

As you zoom through the crystal-clear waters, keep an eye out for the local marine life. Manatees and dolphins are common sightings and you might even catch a glimpse of a variety of birdlife, making you feel like you’ve walked right into a wildlife documentary!

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Boat Rentals

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or simply looking for an unforgettable adventure, a Bradenton Beach Marina boat rental is the way to go to discover stunning beaches and wildlife viewing like never before!

If you like to start your day bright and early, try a Half Day Morning Boat Rental or, if you’re a late-riser, enjoy the afternoon sun with Half Day Afternoon Boat Rental. For those looking to spend the whole day on the water, Bradenton Beach Marina also offers Full Day Rentals too!

It’s important to note that if you’re wishing to rent a boat, a valid driver’s license and credit card are required and that, according to Florida State Law, anyone born after January 1, 1988, will have to pass a safe boating course before operating a vessel.

If you prefer to have a guide or captain on board with you, Bradenton Beach Marina offers this service too at an additional fee.

Of course, as this is a marina, you can also bring your boat and dock up here!

Boat Tours

Hop aboard the Anna Maria Explorer, an amazing 40-foot flagship vessel that can carry up to 49 passengers, and get ready to set sail on a boat tour adventure like no other on one of Bradenton Beach Marina’s boat tours!

First up, the Dolphin Tour allows you to see the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. These dolphins are non-migratory which means they stay around Anna Maria Island all year round! On the tour, you’ll learn all about these amazing dolphins and the area’s wildlife as you take in stunning views of the water!

For a more relaxing experience, you can opt for one of Bradenton Beach Marina’s Sunset Cruises to watch as the sun sets over the water while sailing through the Anna Maria Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll most likely encounter dolphins and other wildlife along the way and be able to capture some amazing photos to remember the moment forever!

Bradenton Beach Marina also offers special Music and Comedy Cruises aboard the Anna Maria Princess where you can enjoy local island musicians or a hilarious comedy show while sipping on drinks and snacking on light bites from their full bar and menu. 

Bradenton Beach Marina’s boat tours are perfect for all ages and occasions, from couples and friends to kids and grandparents so book your tour today and get ready for an unforgettable experience on the water!

Plan Your Visit to Lido Key

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Sandbar Express & Egmont Key Express Tours

The Sandbar Express excursion tour is one of Bradenton Beach Marina’s top-rated trips and for good reason! If you’re looking for a day trip filled with swimming, snorkeling, and shelling, the Sandbar Express excursion is the perfect choice for you. 

With a stop at Jewfish Key, you’ll get the chance to dive into crystal-clear waters and spot marine life like dolphins, hermit crabs, starfish, and colorful fish. Just don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen for a full day of fun in the sun!

For an even more exciting adventure, the Egmont Key Express tour takes you to Egmont Key, a barrier island between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The island is rich in history, and you can explore the ruins of Fort Dade, visit an active lighthouse built in 1850, swim shell, and relax on the island’s north end. 

Departing from Bradenton Beach Marina, this 4-hour excursion gives you 2 full hours to explore the island’s natural wonders and soak up the sun.

Stay With Lido Key Vacations

Experience the ultimate luxury vacation in the sunshine state of Sarasota, Florida with Lido Key Vacations! 

Our Lido Key rentals offer an unparalleled personalized vacation experience to ensure your stay with us is an unforgettable one.

Indulge in our custom-built, upscale homes that boast luxury amenities, including private heated pools and spas, rooftop decks, and elevators that make accessing all floors effortlessly. Unlike shared hotels and pools, our large homes offer complete privacy, so you can relax and unwind in a secluded haven.

Location is paramount, and at Lido Key Vacations, we understand that. All our Lido Key vacation rentals are ideally situated within walking or biking distance of Lido Key Beach and the famous St. Armand’s Circle, with an abundance of exquisite restaurants and shops right at your fingertips. With the perfect balance of access to downtown Sarasota and the tranquil island ambiance, our vacation rentals offer the best of both worlds.