East Bradenton is just a few minutes off Anna Maria Island and has some phenomenal Eco tourism opportunities for island visitors. AnnaMariaIsland.com makes it easy to take some quick trips off Anna Maria Island to pick fruits and vegetables or try some Floridian wines. Visit Daikin dairy to make some of your very own butter or tour the facility and pick up some of the best chocolate milk you have ever had! If you are out East you have to visit Mixon fruit farms for a tour of their facility. If you are visiting during harvesting season you can pick your own citrus as well. Ever try a Kumkuat right off the tree or grapefruit so good you can eat like an orange? If not then Mixon is a must visit. In the winter a visit to Apollo beach is a great chance to learn more about our sea cows â€“ Manatees. It's a great place to see Manatees in the wild and learn more about our unique resident. We have done the heavy lifting and of course there are plenty of Eco tourism things to do on Anna Maria Island. Review our ideas and come back often as we add to our things to do and top ten lists frequently.