Swimming with Dolphins

An Emerald Coast Adventure You Should Try

A couple years ago during a mid-summer boat outing to St. Andrews park, we had just anchored in about 15 ft of water and were getting ready to jump in the perfectly clear turquoise water when a juvenile dolphin approached out boat. Stuck is head out of the water to get a better look at us, then turned around and grabbed a Cannonball Jellyfish and started playing with it right next to our boat. Basically, placing its head under the Jellyfish and pushing it upwards and let it roll towards its back, then rotate its body so the jelly would roll down its belly.

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AMI updates – Service Highlight

Best Beach Getaways Service Highlight
Best Beach Getaways partners with Beach House Restaurant to provide VIP service to all of our guests!
Best Beach Getaways has recently been asked to join the Beach House Restaurant Ambassador Program to enhance the experience of every BBG guest on Anna Maria Island. We are happy to provide our guests with our BBG Beach House VIP card, that when given to the host stand, provides the guest with a specialty seasonal VIP service at your table! Whether it be priority seating for a

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AMI updates – Owner Spotlight

Owner/Guest Highlight:
Scott & Katie Fricke recently purchased and remodeled bay front Unit 242 at Runaway Bay. How does an owner successfully renovate their vacation property for rentals when they reside in the Midwest? By hiring Best Beach Getaways, of course! We were happy to accommodate project coordination and logistics with Scott & Katie, to turn their recent purchase into a real gem in Runaway Bay.

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AMI updates – Red Tide

Red Tide Recedes on AMI!


After more than a month of Red Tide, local agencies have finally confirmed negligible traces of Red Tide along the beaches of AMI! As of October 12, no traces were found off Palma Sola Bay and Cortez Bay, with trace amounts present on Coquina and Bean Point! Many attribute Hurricane Michael with the credit of breaking up the algae bloom and moving it off the coast. Local residents (especially this one!) are keeping their fingers crossed there is no impact on Stone Crab season, which begins October 15 every year. Although we’ve seen a slight return of red tide recently, the Anna Maria Island community is hopeful it will soon disappear once more.

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