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 7 Day Itinerary to start exploring Siesta Key. Tackle them individually or string them together to customize your own epic adventure.
Day 1 Arrival
Known for its brilliant quartz sand, turquoise waters and many beachside amenities, Siesta Key is a must-visit island paradise. The bright, white sands of Siesta Key are 99percent pure quartz and is always cool to the touch. Since Quartz is said to have magical healing powers, many come to Siesta’s pristine white sand to take in its mystical powers. Visit Siesta Public Beach which twice has been named the nations’ best beach. Schedule Beach Service with the Adventure Rental Center ahead of time so your chairs, umbrella, and coolers are waiting for you. If some of your group is looking for additional beach toys there are paddle boards, skim boards, kayaks, and snorkel gear available.
Start the morning off with a Paddle Tour. What better way to spend some time out on the water exploring Little Sarasota Bay throughout the James Neville Preserve than doing a kayak or paddle board tour. On a paddle through the Preserve you have an opportunity to find sharks teeth and shells on a beautiful quiet beach, watch the Ospreys and other wonderful wild birds feeding while you paddle in the tranquil waters. It is also not uncommon to even spot a Manatee or Dolphin. Your group can chose from single and tandem kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
In the afternoon explore Siesta Key in true Island fashion on beach bikes. Siesta Key beaches are one of the only Gulf Island beaches that you can bike directly on the beach. Visit Siesta Village which is famous for its wild parrots as well as many other shore birds including terns, plovers, ibis, spoonbills, and storks. Bird Watching is a popular pastime for visitors.
No trip to Siesta Key would be complete without taking in one of its world famous sunsets. There’s room for the entire group on an evening out on a Dolphin Sunset Cruise.
Visit Siesta Key’s sandbar where Corona commercials are filmed via the Sandbar Adventure Boat Tour. There is something in this adventure for everyone in your group. Enjoy the sand, sun, and surf on this 4 hour tour. Snorkel, swim, paddle board, or just kick back. Parasailing can also be added to this trip for an additional cost and they will pick you up right at the sandbar.
By your third day you may have seen these small three wheel scooter cars and island style scooters cruising through the village. In the afternoon see what the rage is all about and let the group mix it up by some take a fun half day rental with a scooter car and others with a scooter to see the Key.
How about some quality group time off the island today? Take to the trees at TreeUmph! Adventure Course. Enjoy a day outdoors, exploring high in the trees, and making unique memories with your friends, all while challenging yourself and having fun in ways you never thought possible. There are different levels for a wide range of ages and skill levels to enjoy.
There are almost 50 miles of canals and waterways inside Siesta Key which is also surrounded by water, the Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota Bay, Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Select a couple of designated Captains in your group and take a half day or full day boat rental and explore miles of Sarasota’s beautiful bays and waterways. With your boat rentals you can visit local restaurants, beaches, and sand bars
Are you up for another day off the island today? What’s a trip to Florida without some time spent at one of our world famous theme parks? Book A Little Sunshine can arrange your day passes to Busch Gardens for some roller coaster thrills or Adventure Island if you’re looking to get wet and wild as well.
Day 7 Departure
If time allows on your departure day close out your group time together with a little additional leisure. Sit back and let someone else do the work on an afternoon Pedicab tour. Explore the rich history of America’s #1 Beach in true Island Style! Your guide will take you back to another time while you relax in the back of one of an eco-friendly pedicabs