CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key

Sarasota, Florida is a mecca for boating, fishing, and watersports with beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico just a short boat ride away. The barrier island of Siesta Key is the ideal starting point for fishing charters, boat rentals, and jet ski adventures. The family owned and operated CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key is a trusted source for knowledgeable fishing guides and charters, outdoor specialty clothing and footwear, equipment rentals, bait, and tackle for every water sport.

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Every great trip or hobby starts with the right clothing and equipment, so get some advice on what you need from the helpful staff at CB’s on Siesta Key. Whether you need flip-flops for the beach or fishing tackle, you’ll find a huge selection of competitively priced gear at this one-stop shop. Brands include trusted names in outdoor gear such as ORVIS, YETI, Columbia, Royal Robbins, Ex Officio, North Face, Horny Toad, Life is Good, Guy Harvey, Salt Life, Quicksilver, Sperry, Teva, Costa Del Mar, and Maui Jim. You’ll find plenty of beach equipment including snorkels, fins, and masks, board shorts, flip flops, sandals, and sunscreen at their sister property FIN which is located two doors down. Turtle Beach, Crescent Beach, and Siesta Key Beach are just minutes from CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and FIN.

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Boat Rentals at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters

CB’s has a boat for every possible trip. If it’s just you and a friend wanting to explore Sarasota Bay, why not rent a jet ski for an exhilarating adventure. Kayaks are also available for rental by the hour and are an eco-friendly way to get close to the native marine life and birds around Siesta Key.

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Larger groups and families may prefer the space and stability of a pontoon boat to leisurely explore Sarasota’s waters along the Intracoastal Waterway looking at multi-million dollar homes, wildlife, and uninhabited islets along the way. You may well spot manatees, or perhaps be joined by a dolphin eager to play in the wake of the boat. Bring a cooler of drinks and snacks, and you’ll have a thrilling and memorable day on the water.

CB's Saltwater Outfitters the trusted source for knowledgeable fishing guides and charters, outdoor clothing and footwear, boat rentals, jet ski, and parasailing Sarasota, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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CB's Saltwater Outfitters the trusted source for knowledgeable fishing guides and charters, outdoor clothing and footwear, boat rentals, jet ski, and parasailing Sarasota, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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CB's Saltwater Outfitters the trusted source for knowledgeable fishing guides and charters, outdoor clothing and footwear, boat rentals, jet ski, and parasailing Sarasota, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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Those wanting a little more speed and excitement can rent deck boats, center consoles, and runabouts for a day of adventure on the water. CB’s boats can be rented by the full or half day, and when you share the price between a group, it makes a very affordable day out, whether you’re a Sarasota resident or on vacation.

Fishing Charters on Siesta Key

If you prefer to let someone else take the helm while you cast a line, CB’s fishing charters are a great way to enjoy fly fishing, back-country, offshore, or inshore fishing. All the Inshore Fishing Charters are led by U.S. Coast Guard approved guides and have unrivaled local knowledge. Lifejackets, tackle, and bait are included in the price, and you will certainly hook some nice fish species to take home for dinner. Expect to catch redfish, trout, pompano, king fish, cobia, Spanish mackerel, flounder, and some more exciting sport fish such as tarpon and snook, depending on the season.

CB's Saltwater Outfitters the trusted source for knowledgeable fishing guides and charters, outdoor clothing and footwear, boat rentals, jet ski, and parasailing Sarasota, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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CB's Saltwater Outfitters the trusted source for knowledgeable fishing guides and charters, outdoor clothing and footwear, boat rentals, jet ski, and parasailing Sarasota, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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If all this is not enough, you can get the best views of Siesta Key with a Parasail Siesta experience. CB’s Saltwater Outfitters goes the extra mile to employ USCG certified captains with over 40 years’ combined experience in safe parasailing to ensure you have the ultimate ride.

Whether you want to get out on, in, or above the blue Gulf waters, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida can make it all happen.

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Nita Ettinger is the co-publisher for Siesta Publications and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed publications and the website MustDo.com. Must Do Visitor Guides are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County chambers of commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications are found.

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