Group’s Itineraries to Inspire

As your vacation planning specialist I specializes in personalized group adventure travel throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida with a strong emphasis on Bradenton, Sarasota, and the Gulf Islands. Recently recognized by the State of Florida as a Certified Travel Information Center, Book A Little Sunshine is able to work through an extensive array of activity, tour and accommodation partners to assemble the ultimate Get Away to Bradenton & the Gulf Islands. In selecting my chosen partners I intentionally look for the truly unique, off-the-beaten path and authentically Floridian experiences that our Gulf Coast is known for.

Here is a suggested 3 Day Itinerary to start exploring Anna Maria Island. Tackle them individually or string them together to customize your own epic adventure.


Day 1: Dock and Dine

Welcome to Florida! Bring your family and friends out for the ultimate dock and dine experience. Enjoy a 90-minute cruise through the protected Intercoastal waters of Anna Maria Island, sightseeing for dolphins, manatees, and other native wildlife. Then depending on your choice, it’s time for lunch at one of Anna Maria’s delicious waterfront restaurants or taking in the sunset before docking for cocktails and dinner.

Day 2: Cortez Fishing Village Tour

Experience a great 90-minute tour on Segways! You’ll visit the Maritime Museum housed in the 1912 Schoolhouse located on the park like grounds of the Cortez Nature Preserve. After a tour of the Museum, you will check out some of the freshest seafood and best local restaurants located right in the village. After taking in these sites, you can stop at Tyler’s Ice-cream for a delicious treat!

Day 3: Sandbar, Snorkel and Boat Tour

What do boats, snorkeling, and sandbars have in common? On this 2 Hour Sandbar Tour you get it all! Head out on an exciting boat tour out to the Sandbar near Longboat Pass. When you reach the Sandbar, your snorkeling adventure begins. Explore the crystalline waters around the Longboat Pass Sandbar and the mangroves near beautiful Jew Fish Key. You may even see dolphins, manatees, and stingrays! This is a great snorkeling adventure and Boat Tour in one!

Shuttle Transportation to and from the airport, activities, and accommodations available.