top 10 Activities
If boat-less fishing is more in-line with your budget you can also fish the pier or beach surf. For pier fishing try the Venice Pier at Brohard Beach or City Pier on Anna Maria Island. For some of the best surf fishing in the area head over to Siesta Key's Turtle Beach and Point of Rocks. You don't need to worry if you left your equipment at home, outfitters can provide everything from the rod and reel, to the bait and license. All you have to do is have a good time.
For over 25 years, Captiva Cruises has been a passport to fun and exciting out-island destinations. Crew aboard Captiva Cruises’ vessels share their in-depth knowledge and passion for the area while passengers marvel at ...read more
Marco Island Princess
Relax on calm waters aboard the Marco Island Princess. Enjoy a spectacular sunset on the Gulf of Mexico while dining in the climate controlled salons, or just relax with your favorite cocktail on one of the open-air decks. ...read more
Siesta Key Watersports Jet Ski
Siesta Key Watersports offers Sarasota's newest and largest jet ski rental fleet with new Yamaha VX110 jet ski/WaveRunners that can accomodate 3 adults.
All rentals include gas, lifejackets, and wet suits at no ...read more
Captain CJ's Jet Pack Adventures
Want to fly?
With Captain CJ’s Jet Pack Adventures, you can zoom up to three stories high in a matter of minutes with the support of a water-propelled jetpack!
Zip up in the air, marvel at the view. Experience ...read more
Naples Kayak Company
Offering a wide variety of kayaks and stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals and tours at five locations in the Naples, FL area.
Most locations are open daily, all year round with no reservations needed for rentals. You can ...read more
CaliFlorida Surf & Skate Shop Rentals
The coolest surf shop on Siesta Key offers everything you need for a day of fun at the beach including scooters, stand up paddleboards, surf boards, skim boards, body boards, beach bikes, fishing poles, beach chairs and umbrellas. ...read more
Sunshine Tours Charter Fishing
Offering back country, offshore and near coastal private and shared fishing charters on the beautiful waters surrounding Marco Island and the 10,000 Islands.
Whether you prefer a private charter, a shared charter, or party boat ...read more
Pure Naples Jet Ski Rentals and Tours
Pure Naples gives exploration and family fun a whole new meaning with Jet Ski rentals and guided Jet Ski Adventure Tours.
Explore Naples, Florida and the surrounding area waters on your own with a Jet Ski rental and encounter ...read more
Island Style Watersports
Learn to windsurf, kiteboard, stand up paddle board or experience a kayak eco tour through the mangrove tunnels of South Lido.
You will learn to windsurf or kiteboard in a safe and easy environment with PASA certified and ...read more
Sanibel Day Spa
For over 20 years the Sanibel Day Spa has provided professional, exemplary spa and salon services to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva, Florida.
Experience state-of-the-art spa and beauty treatments in a relaxed Sanibel Island ...read more
For those seeking more adventure get moving with a sailboat or boat rental and set out into Sarasota Bay and the intracoastal waterways. Or ride across the Gulf waters aboard a personal watercraft. Kayaking the mangroves is one way to get up close with nature, and get a work out. You can also learn how to kiteboard or windsurf. With steady breezes and wide-open expanses of water, Sarasota Bay is a perfect spot for riding the wild wind on a windsurfer or kiteboard. There are also places where you can rent equipment and get instructions, whether you're a beginner or an expert and everyone in between. In addition to the gear, they offer beginning through advanced instruction. How about trying the hottest new water sport - stand-up paddleboarding? Perhaps a view of the Gulf of Mexico from hundreds of feet in the air sounds more appealing. Parasailing is a popular way to take in the Gulf's beauty as you soar high above the surf and sand. Several local business offer individual or group parasailing opportunities.
Dive a Florida shipwreck. If you love to mingle with fish or dabble in underwater photography, this area has lots of SCUBA diving options. Most of the dive shops run charters to inshore and offshore sites and will rent you equipment by the day or by the week. You won't find any live coral reefs, but there's a prolific artificial reef system of old bridge rubble, boats, box cars and even some old army tanks and most of the dive sites range between 30 and 60 feet of water.
There are also plenty of activities on land. Nature lovers can experience the natural beauty of Sarasota by walking, biking or hiking through wetlands, prairies and woodlands. There are designated walking and biking trails, as well as state and county parks offering a wide variety of opportunities to get out and enjoy the Suncoast's natural beauty. If you prefer a faster way to take in the sights, zip around Siesta Key with a scooter or bike rental, or take a ride on one of the world's largest airboats.
Even the most adventuresome traveler will be kept going for days with all the activities available in and around Sarasota.