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Desirable Yacht Charter Destination— Anna Maria, Florida

Desirable Yacht Charter Destination— Anna Maria, Florida

Experience an Unforgettable Anna Maria Yacht Charter Vacation

Make your vacation, YOUR vacation. Galati Yacht Sales offers fully customizable yacht charter vacations along Florida’s gulf coast, including St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and more. Don’t spend your nights cramped in a hotel room. Enjoy a hands-off, luxury yachting experience on the water with family and friends.

When it comes to choosing the destination of your yacht charter vacation a few things come to mind such as activities, events, and food. You will most likely want to visit a place that will satisfy all these needs and more. To give you some inspiration we wanted to highlight a city we think you would love. That place in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should book your next charter vacation to Anna Maria Island. Along with the top attractions to indulge in.

Location, Location, Location:

Anna Maria Island is a 7-mile stretch of land nuzzled between the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway. With access to these waterways, day trips to nearby cities such as Tampa Bay and Sarasota are simple and hassle-free. Not to mention, Anna Maria Island is home to some of the best beaches on the Gulf Coast. Where turquoise waters and white sandy beaches will have you diving in complete relaxation. Some of the top beaches include Bean Point, Holmes Beach, and Coquina Beach. Whether you plan a day trip to a nearby city or relax and enjoy the local beaches, your Anna Maria Yacht Charter experience will be one to remember.

Old Florida Charm:

Anna Maria Island is an old-style city where the speed limit never exceeds 35mph. This traditional city is filled with quaint fishing piers, dining options, boutique shops, water activities, scenic views, shops, galleries, and so much more. When you’re done exploring out at sea, we’ll dock you at our Galati Marina where you can venture out and explore these top attractions on foot.

  • City Pier– Although this historic landmark was demolished in the summer of 2018 due to damages from hurricane Irma, plans for a rebuild are set in place. Construction should be complete in late 2019 or early 2020.
  • Historic Green Village– Only one of 100 such developments in the world, this platinum LEED, net-zero energy development combines old charm history and technology. Drawing power from solar panels, recycling rainwater, and energy savings due to super-insulated buildings. Plus, this green site is home to 4 buildings over 100 years old. The Sears Cottage, The Pillsbury Home, The Rosedale Cottage and Thelma by the Sea.
  • Anna Maria Historical Museum Holding the history of this picturesque town, the Anna Maria Historical Museum is located in the heart of Anna Maria Island. Hear the history of old fish tales and stories of homesteaders with over 120 years of photos, documents, and artifacts. A truly beautiful look into the past of this small town.


Dining Options with No Chain in Sight:

With over 50 dining options, foodies will love this island with hardly any chain restaurants in site.  Enjoy waterfront dining, ice cream parlors, donut shops, and so much more. While docked at the Galati Marina check out these top picks located within a mile of Galati Yacht Sales.

  • Waterfront Restaurant– Easygoing spot featuring global seafood dishes, a beer-&-wine bar & outdoor seating by the beach.
  • Island Ocean StarLocated at the marina, enjoy this popular family-owned sushi house featuring traditional rolls & Japanese fare in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • The Waffle PressThis newly opened joint serves delicious waffle style desserts to die for.
  • The Donut ExperimentIf you enjoy fluffy, delicious donuts smothered in toppings of your choice, this place is a must stop. You don’t have to stop at one, order a dozen to-go.
  • J Burns Pizza– Contemporary, counter-serve pizzeria also featuring subs, salads & wings in casual surroundings.


Amazing Weather

Florida weather, in general, is one of the top reasons to book an Anna Maria Yacht Charter. With constant sunshine and warm weather, it makes every day a good day to enjoy life out at sea or exploring inland.

If you plan to explore inland during your yacht charter, no worries, we will dock you right at the Marina at Galati Yacht Sales and you are free to explore the town as you wish. Here are a few top choices that require a drive but are well worth it.

  • Horseback Riding– Yes, you read that right. Palma Sola Bay just is the only spot where you can go horseback riding on the beach legally. Enjoy a unique experience while soaking in the views of Palma Sola Bay.
  • The Doctor’s OfficeNo, not an actual doctor’s office, although it use to be. This craft cocktail bar serves up “preferred medications” all made to order and crafted to perfection.
  • Historic Bridge StreetThe southernmost tip of Anna Maria Island where you can find plenty of shops, dining options, bars, and the bridge street pier.
  • Cortez Village- A working fishing village with colorful cottages, tattered boats, dockside fish joints and markets and home to one of the best seafood spots on the island, the Star Fish Company & Restaurant.


Endless Shopping

Anna Maria offers endless local small business shops walking distance from the Galati Marina. Aside from those shops, be sure to check out Galati Yachts gift shop for some great apparel, coastal gear, Costa sunglasses, and more.


Book Your Anna Maria Yacht Charter Today

Have you made up your mind that Anna Maria Island is perfect for your yacht charter vacation? Click the button below to book your Anna Maria Yacht Charter today. Tell us what you’re looking for and, we will get back to you with all of the options we have for you and your group to get out on the water to experience the luxury yachting lifestyle.

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