Looking for some vacation activities in Sarasota?
Southwest Florida has more than 600 miles of shoreline, so as you can imagine recreational activities abound. The warm Gulf waters, gorgeous bays, and estuaries all create an environment that’s just screaming adventure! The Sarasota and Venice area offer countless ways to enjoy a morning, afternoon, or full day of activities.
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Soar high above the beautiful Gulf Coast on a parasailing adventure for a birds-eye-view of the beach. Explore the Suncoast’s unique environment on a bike, paddleboard, jet ski, or kayak. There’s even more excitement on the horizon aboard a cruise to see dolphins or with a sailboat or motor boat rental.
Fishing in Sarasota
Anglers who love to fish won’t be disappointed more people visit Florida to fish than anywhere else in the United States. Try your hand at landing the big fish. Whether it’s from shore or onboard one of the area’s many charters, you’ll find the area an anglers paradise for the novice fisherman or most skilled of fishermen. Most places provide everything from the rod and reel to the bait and license. All you have to do is show up. Regardless of whether you choose to fish from the pier, shore, or aboard a charter, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for a big catch. Local inshore species include grouper, snook, sea trout, mackerel, amberjack, snapper, shark, and tarpon. Florida Fishing Guidelines: Fishing varies by season, region and location. Fall, winter, and spring are generally better times to fish in Southwest Florida. Both residents and visitors must have a fishing license, although some exemptions may apply depending on the type of fishing. Anglers may also need special permits, tags or stamps if they want to keep species such as spiny lobster, tarpon, or snook. Bag and size limits also apply. To learn more about Florida’s fishing regulations visit MyFWC.com.
Whether you choose a leisurely approach or an adventure packed one, there are a multitude of activities to enjoy.