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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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The ski show was enjoyable and informative. The announcer explained the different tricks, the history, and the equipment of the Ski-a-Rees. They have some covered seating. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lissa H
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ski show was enjoyable and informative. The announcer explained the different tricks, the history, and the equipment of the Ski-a-Rees. They have some covered seating. We were in the open area which provides a behind the scenes view of the team. Lots of fast moving organizing going on. The covered stands partially blocked a few stunts but it wasn't... More 

Thank Lissa H
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is on a Sunday afternoon. You can watch these great skier's practice for their upcoming season! A great afternoon! Arrive early - as it is a very popular attraction! Lots of parking and seating. Take a lawn chair just incase! Great job done by this wonderful organization!! Keep up the good work!

Thank secmac0112
Tulum mexico
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Show runs from 2-3pm on Sunday during season. Ends about mid May, check the website. The group are very professional, show is non stop, exciting and great kid activity. No charge but they pass the hat. Please give generously

Thank Don S
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It's a great family adventure. Be prepared to sit on bleachers & in the sun unless you arrive an hour before the show to get seats under the shade canopies. It's well worth the sun.

Thank julie b
Palmetto, Florida
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

They put on a wonderful show with great music. The announcer is quite entertaining also. It's a very fun and economical afternoon. Get there an hour early for the best seats in the bleachers or bring your own chairs. Be aware there is not much shade except in the bleachers, so dress accordingly. Sunscreen and hats are a good idea.

Thank Mary L
Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This past Sunday, we went to go see the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees. I have been numerous times and always enjoyed the show. “The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees are one of the best amateur water ski shows in the Nation” and “recently won the 2016 Southern Regional Show Ski Tournament.” The shows are at 2:00 every Sunday until May 7th. Although they are free,... More 

Thank BikingBeachBum11
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,382 reviews
643 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

These are amateurs but there are some skiers that have been professional. The Ski-A-Rees pass a bucket for donations, auction off a seat in one of the boats, and sell T-shirts, drinks, candy, pretty much whatever they can think of to raise funds for their equipment, showplace, and competitions. The members pay dues too. It was an enjoyable half hr... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Cleveland, Ohio
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Whenever I get a chance , I always drop by the city island and watch them perform. Luv it and lots of fun! They are all talented! and I love them all♥ The pictures I will use on this review were taken few months ago.

Thank NEr V
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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144 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I took my husband here because he said that we had done everything there is to see after coming to this area for years. We were both entertained by the ski show. They provide bleacher seating and do have beverages for sale. There is a range of ages of the skiers from small children to older adults and all were... More 

Thank Kurt L
Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stumbled upon this Ski Team on a visit to Sarasota last Winter... WOW! Don't miss this awesome group perform! We were so impressed with the talent, we went back this Summer, just for the Southeastern Regional Show Ski Competition. The Ski a Rees put on the best show imaginable. They were unbelievable! Our family and extended family attended and... More 

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