• MustDo.com | Sarasota, Florida vacation watersport activities include jet ski, WaveRunner, and boat rentals.
  • MustDo.com | Fun and exciting horseback riding along the beach at Palma Sola Bay, Bradenton, Florida, USA.
  • MustDo.com | Kathleen D sailing catamaran cruises and tours in Sarasota, Longboat Key, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

Activities

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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Must Do Activities

Kathleen D Swimming, snorkeling, shelling, kayaking on daily Dolphin Watch, Sunset Sails & day trips in Sarasota, Longboat Key & Siesta Key, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans

Offering daily dolphin watch, sunset sailing charters and day trips, which include sailing, swimming, snorkeling, shelling, and kayaking for up to 20 persons. The Kathleen D conveniently departs from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and downtown Sarasota. Read Kathleen D's featured blog article - click here!  Treat yourself to a spectacular sailing charter experience along the beautiful shores of Anna Maria Island,... Read More
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Venetian Waterway Park

Walk or rent a bike and enjoy scenic views on this paved pedestrian trail that follows along five miles on each side of the Intracoastal Waterway to either Caspersen Beach Park or Shamrock Park and Nature Center in Venice, Florida. The Venetian Waterway Park trail also connects to The Legacy Trail, which is a paved rail-to-trail northward through the beautiful Oscar Scherer State... Read More
Payne Park Tennis Center is a downtown Sarasota, Florida tennis facility featuring 12 affordable, well maintained, and lighted Har-Tru Hydrogrid public tennis courts with canopy covered bench seating, water fountains, courtside tables, and locker rooms with showers. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Payne Park Tennis Center

Sarasota Public Tennis Courts This downtown Sarasota tennis facility features 12 affordable, well maintained, and lighted Har-Tru Hydrogrid public tennis courts with canopy covered bench seating, water fountains, courtside tables, and locker rooms with showers. Tennis Lessons and Clinics Certified teaching pros. Junior, adult, and senior activities are available throughout the year. Daily, weekly, and monthly play fees, lessons, and clinics offered.... Read More
Snook Haven Experience Old Florida with a relaxing day of fishing or exploring the serene Myakka River with a canoe or kayak rental. Sarasota, Florida. Photo by Elizabeth Barnett. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Snook Haven

Experience Old Florida with a relaxing day of fishing or exploring the serene Myakka River with a canoe or kayak rental. Snook Haven Canoe and Kayak Rentals Canoe and Kayak rentals are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Thursday and Sunday. Reservations are not required. The front counter can assist with your rental. Rental Rates: Canoes $20/hour or $30 per day.... Read More
Explore Sarasota's wildlife & learn to windsurf, kiteboard, stand up paddle board or experience a kayak eco-tour through South Lido's mangrove tunnels. Island Style Watersports Sarasota, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Island Style Watersports

Learn to windsurf, kiteboard, stand up paddle board, or experience a kayak eco-tour through the mangrove tunnels of South Lido. Learn to Windsurf or Kiteboard Learn to windsurf or kiteboard in a safe and comfortable environment with PASA certified and insured coach Laurel Kaiser of Island Style Watersports who pioneered kiteboarding instruction in Sarasota, Florida. The Sarasota area offers optimal beaches and protected waters... Read More
Venice Pier Gulf of Mexico beach Venice, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Venice Pier Fishing

The beach and the Pier extending 700 feet into the Gulf of Mexico is a fantastic spot to drop a line or gather to watch the sunset. Free admission, fishing from the Pier 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays, no license required. There are picnic shelters and restroom facilities located nearby. The Venice Pier belongs to the city... Read More
Experience fun and exciting horseback riding along the beach at Palma Sola Bay, or out into the calm salt waters where the horses will actually swim.Bradenton, Florida, USA. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

BeachHorses.com

Fun and Exciting Horseback Riding on the Beach! All the guides/trainers and horses at BeachHorses.com are experienced, providing a safe and slow ride along the beach at Palma Sola Bay in Bradenton, Florida. In addition to riding along the palm-lined shore, you can ride out into the calm salt water where your horse will actually swim! While in the water riders have an... Read More
Siesta Key Watersports Sarasota, Florida Take a parasailing adventure, explore the area waters on a jet ski, or rent a power boat. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com. Photo by Elizabeth Barnett.

Siesta Key Watersports

Water Activities For All Ages Soar 1,000 feet above Siesta Key on a safe and controlled parasailing adventure, explore the area waters on a jet ski or power boat rental. Siesta Key Parasailing Tours No experience is required to Parasail. It is fun, safe, and exciting for the entire family! Siesta Key Watersports captains are USCG rated and certified Masters and their USCG inspected and... Read More
Take your workout beachside! Grab a towel or yoga mat and strike a pose within eyesight of the Gulf of Mexico. Classes suitable for all ages are offered on Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach, Lido Beach, Venice Beach, and Nokomis Beach. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Yoga on the Beach

Take your workout beachside! Grab a towel or yoga mat and strike a pose within eyesight of the Gulf of Mexico. Classes suitable for all ages are offered on Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach, Lido Beach, Venice Beach, and Nokomis Beach. Most classes are free with a minimum cash donation requested. Visit the websites below for location details, class schedule, and times.... Read More
Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com Flying Fish Fleet Daily half to full day, family-friendly inshore and offshore private and party boat fishing trips suitable for novice to seasoned anglers of all ages. Sarasota, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

Flying Fish Fleet

Daily half to full day, family-friendly inshore and offshore private and party boat fishing trips suitable for novice to seasoned anglers of all ages. Inshore Charter Fishing Trips The 24’ charter boat can comfortably accommodate up to six passengers and is equipped with two live bait wells, a power pole, and trolling motor. Fish for snook, flounder, pompano, tarpon, redfish, and trout. Offshore Charter Fishing... Read More
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