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The three of us (my sister, husband & I) had a great time! Shaun was really nice, and clean... read more

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trixicah
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Family vacation done right!

My Family and I went kayaking through surfer bus, and let me tell you I could not have asked for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holly G
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Surfer bus is a great place to come and paddle the protected waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. We rent kayaks and paddle boards for the Robinson Preserve and areas around. Please ebook a day a head.
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9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
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Reviewed yesterday

The three of us (my sister, husband & I) had a great time! Shaun was really nice, and clean equipment was provided for our day of kayaking, including a map of the waterways. We will definitely use the surfer bus next time we kayak or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Family and I went kayaking through surfer bus, and let me tell you I could not have asked for better. We booked through Julia, and there were ten of us total and 7 were kids as young as 5. Shawn was very thorough in...More

Thank Holly G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The folks at Surferbus make exploring easy...and you get to see parts of Florida most tourists don’t see. It’s an easy paddle in and around Robinson Preserve. There’s no boat traffic and most of it is guarded from the wind. Even during busy Spring Break...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Way more than just trying out paddle boarding or kayaking! We were expecting to try out paddle boarding but didn’t realize we were going to be able to go on a beautiful sightseeing adventure through an incredible preserve! Booking was super easy to do online...More

Thank BBDSCI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This activity was easy to book and easy to find;it was nice tunneling through the mangroves but going through the bridges a little fast I brushed the post and capsized;that was a few years ago,should be smarter this time. Luckily the water is quite shallow...More

Thank jbprimeau
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As very novice kayakers, we felt immediately comfortable with the orientation. We only spent about 1.25 hours as we feared our stamina, bit would go longer next time. Directions were perfect.

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish were jumping had a great time. Staff lectured us on booking upon arrival 🙄, seems as though they could care less if they had out business or not. Its not what tou say its how you say it. On a positive-Saw lots of...More

Thank Natanya D
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend taking the kayak tour. We began our adventure at 8 am and saw a lot of wildlife. Loved the tunnels through the mangroves! The Robinson Preserve is a very nice area.

Thank Cindy R
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Robinson Preserve had been on our must-see list for some time. When our son and his wife visited, we decided it was a perfect outing for two active people and rented an extra kayak from Surferbus. The area is totally beautiful and Julia was extremely...More

Thank Y4922FSjamesh
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend booking with Surferbus for kayaking. Booking online was very easy and they had our kayaks waiting for us when we arrived. The Robinson Preserve is beautiful and so peaceful. We will definitely do this again on our next visit to Bradenton!

Thank Debby02420
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baibak
12 July 2016|
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Response from Surferbus1 | Property representative |
Hi!~ This is Julia, Im sorry if I misses your call. Please give me a call this am 941-527-6114... You can book for Saturday no problem. It can be done all together or you can pay separately just go to Surferbus com to... More
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Nana62014
30 March 2016|
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Response from Surferbus1 | Property representative |
Hi! You come right to Surferbus at 9800 Manatee ave West that is where we launch for the preserve. Where we are is an aquatic entrance. We will go over the map of the park with you and give you on the water orientation... More
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