Due to COVID-19 we are operating at half capacity for your safety. Masks are encouraged on the Anna Maria Explorer, but are not required.
Boat Tours including Dolphin Tours and Sunset Cruises are sailing from the Bradenton Beach Marina on our flagship, 40 foot, 49-passenger, custom built (2017) Anna Maria Explorer!
Dolphin Tours here in the bays of Anna Maria Island and Sarasota Bay are unlike any other in the world! Why? These Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are non-migratory. That means they stay here year round and for life! Learn more about our very special dolphins when you board our flagship boat, the Anna Maria Explorer. You will see awesome bay views of beautiful blue/green quartz waters, learn about our special island and the historic Cortez Fishing village, the unique wildlife of the area and have a great time!
Any size party from 1 to 49 is available to book a dolphin tour, so come on board and enjoy! Private Parties available!
Where To Find Boat Tours At The Bradenton Beach Marina
The Bradenton Beach Marina is easy to find and centrally located near Cortez Road and Gulf Drive.
From Long Boat Key – Head north on Gulf Drive to 2nd St. (at the corner of Oma’s Pizza). Turn right on 2nd St. Drive two block east to Church Avenue and make a left until you reach the marina at the end of the road.
From the North end of Anna Maria Island – Head south on Gulf Drive to 2nd St. (at the corner of Oma’s Pizza). Turn left on 2nd St. Drive two block east to Church Avenue and make a left until you reach the marina at the end of the road.
From the Mainland – The Bradenton Beach Marina is located just off Cortez Road. *** Keep in mind, Cortez Road gets busy January-April, so if you are driving to the island for a day of fun, allot yourself the time to get to the island. Cortez Road is busiest from 10am-2pm during the busy season.