Cortez Surf & Paddle

If you’re visiting the Gulf beaches and looking to have a little fun on the water, you’re going to want to check out Cortez Surf & Paddle. Perfectly positioned with easy access to Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach, the short drive (or bike) to Cortez Rd. will be well worth the extra mile. Learn more about their retail store, rentals, and guided tours, to plan the best beach trip today!

Cortez Village Tour

Guided tours are must when visiting the area. 

For a fun-filled day, you’re going to want to check out their guided tours. No group is too small or large, and they’ll go out of their way to accommodate your special requests. Whether you want an hour or the whole day, this crew has mastered the art of making boarding fun for the whole family regardless of skill level. They have a variety of outdoor adventure tours including the Living Sandbar Tour, Cortez Village Tour, and a Sunset/Full Moon Tour.   Read more about the guided tours here… 

Living Sandbar Tour


How do you get in on the fun?

Coming from Bradenton, take Cortez Rd. W through the Village. Turn R just before the drawbridge, to the stop sign on the little bridge. You’ll see Seafood Shack Marina ahead on your left, and Cortez Surf & Paddle is located in the North end of the Marina parking lot. You’ll see bright signage and boards, mailboxes and more waiting for you to come take a peek. If GPS is giving you issues, don’t hesitate to call 941-254-4154 for directions.


Once you make it to the shop, you’ll find a super safe launch dock, and an attentive staff ready to make sure everyone feels safe and equipped to hit the water. Owners Dan and Rochelle will go out of their way to make your day and offer free ice water and photos to everyone that tours with them. They want to do more than just introduce you to stand up paddle boarding or kayaking, but to help you share their love of the sport. So as they say….

Don’t just sit there… STAND UP AND PADDLE!

Cortez Surf & Paddle

12518 Cortez Rd. W Cortez FL 34215

(941) 254- 4154


For more fun things to do in the area, read about our 20 Best Vacation Stops Near Anna Maria Island 

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