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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

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Address: 1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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Old fashioned free family fun!

We paired the Ski-A-Rees with a visit to Mote Aquarium. The show was fantastic. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it. We packed a picnic lunch, found a shady tree, and ate while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We paired the Ski-A-Rees with a visit to Mote Aquarium. The show was fantastic. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it. We packed a picnic lunch, found a shady tree, and ate while watching the fun. It is definitely on our list of things to do again.

Thank Cafly73
Acworth, Georgia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great Ski Show. We lived in Sarasota and never went to see the ski show. It was great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Ted S
Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

This is a FREE attraction and one of the top ski shows in the United States. A great time for all ages. There are rest rooms and a snack shop. These folks build pyramids, jump over a ski jump with acrobatic style. Highly recommended. Show changes regularly.

2 Thank Andrea M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Found this next door when we visited the MOTE aquarium. This is a free event, run by an enthusiastic and skilled team of water skiers of all ages. There are staged seats available and a small shop selling drinks etc. The compare and backing music add to the spectacle of ski jumps, acrobatics and gymnastics on water. Donations are encouraged,... More 

3 Thank Andy E
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

The whole family will love this show...within a 1/2 mile of the Longboat Key Club Resort. This a local club with children and young adults performing heart stopping acts on water skis.

2 Thank charlotte04050
Jefferson County, CO
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Saw this attraction and since the price was right and within walking distance of St. Armand's, we checked it out. This is an organization of water skiing enthusiasts that could be likened to "Cypress Gardens Lite". Free admission to some basic bleachers but the cast was egnergetic and enjoyed performing. This is a good way to spend a lazy afternoon... More 

1 Thank ObscureDave
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Note: this show closes for the season after the performance on May 10th. An enjoyable time. The kids (mostly kids) are talented. As others have mentioned, it is free. They solicit donations to cover expenses. I wish I had taken a couple of beach blankets to provide cover because their is no shade. Definitely recommended.

1 Thank DenverLisa
cedar mi
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We really enjoyed this ski show, we've seem tomy Barrett's in the Wisconsin dells & the old cypress gardens one but this is every bit as good! Free show, free parking and the "performers" are really good!! Costumes, music, well organized, just fun! They pass the hat to help with cost of gas and equipment so be prepared to donate,... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

We stumbled upon this when reading through some visitor guides and so glad we did. We took chairs, our lunch/cooler and enjoyed a 75 minute show of jumps, barefoot skiers, pyramids, and ballet. There were even costume changes. There was a MC/music to add to the grandeur. This is free but donations are solicited. There is a concession stand and... More 

1 Thank LaylaAnn65
Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is old school Florida - a water skiing show. It was truly fun to watch theses kids do their performance. There were water skis, wake boards, and bare foot skiers. They even do jumps and pyramids. Bring a chair or get there early for limited bleacher seats. It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Bring your... More 

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