Alafia River State Park is the perfect place to enjoy a scenic and tranquil horse ride all in the heart of Florida. Shaded trails, wildlife, and beautiful ponies make this a ride to remember!
Sunset Platinum Excursion
- Adult/Child Riders under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bradenton Horseback Riding on the Beach at Sunset
This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that lets you experience horseback riding in Bradenton, FL. Begin your excursion by meeting our beautiful, amazing horses. 95% of these horses are rescues!
Within minutes you’ll fall in love with this rare breed. Keep an eye out for wildlife, as it’s common to see manatees, stingrays, and dolphins swimming by. Palma Sola Bay is a natural breeding ground for our manatees! Enjoy the beautiful bay views as you ride with your gentle companion. Ask your guide about your horse’s story. You may even shed a tear when you hear some of the horrible conditions our horses came from.
After a brief swimming lesson, our horses will swim while you ride them. The horses are never forced to swim; this is actually their favorite part! So grab hold of their manes and hang on tight! This almost feels like you’re flying through the air.
There is no hard impact or bouncing as the horses’ feet do not touch the ground while they swim (if conditions are right, and the temperature is above 60 degrees). Your mounted guide navigates the tides and shares information about our native sea life and our rescue horses. They also take pictures that can be purchased on the day of your ride and even downloaded right to your phone.
Your excursion will include a meet and greet with your horse, safety meeting, 60 minutes in the saddle, and your final farewell with the ponies. Please plan on arriving 15-20 minutes before your scheduled ride time. If for any reason the weather is not cooperating, the ride may be altered. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Horses venture into the ocean about three feet deep during most of the ride. You can enjoy this ride even in cooler temperatures as you do not have to get wet.
Caution – we are selling out FAST! Please book your Beach horseback ride online as far in advance as possible. The picture package is available on the day of your ride starting at $25 for two people.
All minor children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult on the same ride. Everyone rides their own horse, no double riding allowed. Children under 10 must receive permission from owner. Please email or call.
All tickets are fully refundable up to 20 days prior to the day of your ride. Within 20 days of your ride, we will refund 50% of your ticket price up to 96 hours before the scheduled start time of your ride. At 96 hours (4 days) your money goes hard and will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Customers will be entitled to a refund or receive a rain check good for one year in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No-shows or late riders will be charged the full price with no refund. Please double check your ride time and location, arriving at the incorrect location for your ride could potentially forfeit your ride completely without the option to reschedule or receive a refund. There are no refunds or cash values on Gift Certificate purchases
Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather. The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule, gift certificate or a full refund.