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Concierge.com's insider take:
For active travelers, there's no shortage of water sports on the Gulf Islands. Cortez Watercraft rents Jet Skis, pontoon boats, and fishing boats for cruising the bay and reaching isolated beaches (4328 127th St. W., Cortez; 941-798-3721). Or get a bird's-eye view of the islands with Fun & Sun Parasail (135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach; 941-795-1000; www.annamariaparasail.com).