Siesta Key and Watersports – The Perfect Pairing

Sarasota’s barrier island, Siesta Key and its surrounding waterways seem tailor-made for watersports. Realizing the potential of the area, and the demand for equipment rentals from the thousands of visitors this area attracts, Siesta Key Watersports opened for business over 23 years ago.

Siesta Key Watersports is located at the bright yellow lighthouse, just east of the drawbridge on Stickney Point Road. It offers a full range of watersports equipment as well as an impressive list of sightseeing boat tours to thrill visitors and residents alike. | Sarasota, Florida Must Do Visitor Guide | Siesta Key Watersports activities and tours Siesta Key Florida

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Watersports Around Siesta Key

Siesta Key Watersports have a perfect safety record when it comes to watersports, making them the sensible choice for anyone to trust when it comes to watersports and equipment rentals. | Sarasota, Florida Must Do Visitor Guide | Parasailing with Siesta Key Watersports Siesta Key, Florida

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Anyone over the age of 5 can go on an exciting parasailing ride. Fly solo or with friends on the 1200-foot Kevlar towline behind a speed boat driven by experienced professionals. All the boats are US Coast Guard Inspected and Certified and are driven by qualified captains. These rides are a blast, especially when the boat slows down and you just know you’re going to get your feet wet before ascending again to enjoy the views! | Sarasota, Florida Must Do Visitor Guide |Siesta Key Watersports tandem parasailing Sarasota, Florida

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Up to 12 passengers can go out in the boat and share the excitement and stunning views. Let the captain know exactly what you want, then sit back and enjoy the view as you parasail on a secure harness seat beneath the huge parachute.

If you prefer a self-drive trip around Sarasota’s Intracoastal Waterway, bays and islands, why not rent one of the latest Yamaha or Sea Doo jet skis? Anyone over the age of 16 can take control of these exhilarating waverunners that can carry up to 3 passengers. | Sarasota, Florida Must Do Visitor Guide | Siesta Key Watersports jet ski rentals

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Families may prefer a boat rental for exploring the area. Dolphins love to play in the wake as you admire luxury homes, osprey nests, sandy coves and plenty of birds and wildlife.

“You Name It” Tours with Siesta Key Watersports

The easiest way to enjoy the crystal clear waters around Siesta Key is on one of the sightseeing boat tours. Head out in search of playful dolphins on a Wild Dolphin Eco-Tour. These experienced captains know the favorite hangouts of playful Bottle Nose Dolphins. They offer an unforgettable experience as the dolphins jump and dive in the boat’s white-water wake. | Sarasota, Florida Must Do Visitor Guide | Siesta Key Watersports Parasailing tours Sarasota, FL

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You can plan your own bespoke boat tour with Siesta Key Watersports to include exactly what your party wants. Every sightseeing trip is different and you will inevitably see far more than just dolphins. Trips may include seeing birds and wildlife on tiny uninhabited islands, or a beach stop for shelling, swimming and snorkeling. With sunny days and warm waters you will want to dive in and enjoy this beautiful paradise. Scheduled stops may take in a tiki bar for drinks and snacks. | Sarasota, Florida Must Do Visitor Guide | Siesta Key Watersports Sunset, dolphin, sightseeing and shelling tours.

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Alternatively, how about taking a sunset tour late in the day? Admire a crimson sunset over the calm Gulf waters and experience Florida at its very best!

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.