Activities in Bradenton

90-Minute Marine Wildlife Tour for Up to Two, Four, or Six from Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours

Blenker Boatworks

Passengers can spot dolphins, manatees, and birds while cruising along the Manatee River on a 23 ft. hurricane-deck boat

$45 $23

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2.5-Hour Discover Sailing Class for One or Two from Seaduced Watercraft Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Seaduced Watercraft Adventures

Bradenton

Seasoned sailors on a 30-foot boat demonstrate basic sail handling, boat safety, and boat parts during 2.5-hour classes

$199 $99

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$23 for One Month of Group Dance Lessons at Bradenton Dance Center ($120 Value)

Bradenton Dance Center

Bradenton

Dances taught range from the fox trot, rumba, tango, and polka to salsa and country-Western dances

$120 $23

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Flyboarding Sessions for One, Two, or Up to Six People from Top Gun Flyboards (Up to 70% Off)

Top Gun Flyboards

Bradenton

Riders soar up to 25 feet above the water under the supervision of an instructor after a simple training session

$220 $89

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Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 47% Off)

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

$27.30 $15

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Admission at Time 4 Tikes (45% Off)

Time 4 Tikes

Bradenton

From the merchant: One-month unlimited pass to indoor playground including all classes, activities and drop-in events; open six days a week

$60 $33

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Laser Tag for 2 or 4, or Birthday for Up to 12 with Pizza and Choice of Activity at Saturn 5 (Up to 55% Off)

Saturn 5

Desoto Square Mall

Outer-space-themed fun center with laser tag, black-light mini golf, and bounce-house obstacle course

$44 $22

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"Divine Michelangelo & DaVinci: Side by Side" Exhibit at The Bradenton Auditorium Through January 31 (Up to 50% Off)

"Divine Michelangelo & DaVinci: Side by Side" Exhibit

The Bradenton Auditorium

On loan from Italy, exhibit displays uncanny replicas of famed sculptures, paintings, and inventions from Michelangelo and DaVinci

$31.90 $15.95

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• For $25, you get a 90-minute sunset cruise for two (a $50 value). • For $30, you get a two-hour sightseeing cruise for two (a $60 value). Captain Mark’s Water Taxi glides along the glittering coasts of Cortez, Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key, slipping past notable sights ranging from the arcs of leaping dolphins to the City Pier’s commerce-laden shores. Both tours shove off from Cortez Kitchen, where explorers can snag a bite before boarding the 26-foot Red Skyy, which ferries small groups of wayfarers through a backdrop etched with fishing boats, pelicans, and aquamarine waters. Ninety-minute sunset cruises slip past pods of feeding dolphins, staging ideal opportunities for photos and pitch-tuning vintage porpoise whistles. Cut a watery path toward Longboat Key during two-hour sightseeing tours, stopping intermittently for optional snacks at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, shopping excursions at Bradenton Beach City Pier, and searches for sand dollars with which to bribe crabby bartenders. All trips return explorers to the docks at Cortez Kitchen with their eyes full of seaworthy sights and their brains full of plans for flipper implants.

4528 119th Street West
Bradenton,
FL
US

I am a Certified PGA Instructor at the Concession Golf Club. I give lessons to Adults, beginners, and specialize in juniors.

7700 Lindrick Lane
Bradenton,
FL
US

Captain Tom pilots Riverside Tours' open-air pontoon boat, the River Skipper, along the Manatee River, Gamble Creek, or Terra Ceia Bay during two-hour sightseeing cruises that take place seven days a week. During the smooth ride, his business partner, Susan, regales passengers with factoids about the area as Tom helms the wheel and steers down the tranquil river, avoiding icebergs. Up to 39 passengers perched on bright yellow benches glide smoothly past picturesque waterfront homes, as well as Floridian flora and fauna, as the schooner shares aquatic real estate with dolphins and orange-sunset reflections. This licensed-and-insured, Coast Guard–certified craft is partially covered, proffering protection from sun, rain, and seagulls begging for autographs.

801 Riverside Drive East
Bradenton,
FL
US

There are 27,000 PGA professionals eligible for the PGA Master Professional status?only 178 have attained the elite credential for mastering instruction. Among these distinguished golf professionals is Andr? Panet-Raymond. To meet the Master level's requirements of maintaining "the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations," golf pros have to complete a Master's project in their chosen career path (from operations to instruction), in much the same way every college professor must learn to crochet their own tweed jacket before earning their PhD.

His classroom: the rolling greens of The River Club in Bradenton and the rolling greens of two golf courses in North Carolina. His students: everyone from advanced adults to young kids just learning to swing. In fact, U.S. Kids Golf named Panet-Raymond one of the Top 50 instructors in 2004, an honor he continues to uphold after teaching more than 40,000 lessons, which range from basic concepts for beginners to mental training for tour players.

9114 58th Dr. East, Suite 105
Bradenton,
FL
US

With backgrounds as military and international-law-enforcement personnel, the instructors at Aegis Tactical know from experience that intense situations can challenge even the most experienced marksmen. That's why they teach a suite of classes and private lessons tailored to shooters of every experience level. NRA-sanctioned courses such as the FIRST Steps Pistol course, acquaint beginners with the basics of operating handguns. Alternatively, advanced training caters to law-enforcement and security personnel. Most courses take place at Aegis Tactical's outdoor training center, where instructors demonstrate proper attitude and firearms operations so students feel comfortable defending themselves, should aliens ever arrive.

2712 63rd Avenue East
Bradenton,
FL
US

Tim Conaway does not believe in a one-swing-fits-all approach to golf. That?s why he helps his clients develop swings based on golfer-specific factors, such as size, strength, and whether or not a student has a third arm. With more than a dozen years of teaching experience under his belt, Tim supplements his ability for spotting flaws with state-of-the-art video technology. He also focuses on the mental aspects of the game, teaching students how to visualize shots and manage the course to their advantage. After the lesson, students get virtual ?lockers? on Tim?s website stocked with lesson notes and personalized recommended resources.

6147 42nd Street Circle East
Bradenton,
FL
US