Water Adventures

Nature’s Place to Make a Splash

The Adventure Coast is overflowing with beautiful locations to experience the Sunshine State’s best water-based activities. Reel in the fun of a fantastic Florida fishing trip, go canoeing and kayaking in unspoiled waterways, savor a scalloping excursion along the Gulf of Mexico, or watch gentle manatees drift in scenic springs and lazy rivers.

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BEACHCOMBING

BEACHCOMBING

Visit our family-friendly beach for sunbathing, swimming, and admiring some of the state’s most splendid sunsets. Our beachfront public park also includes such amenities as a playground, a volleyball court, and a concession stand. Come relax and play on a beach getaway to Florida’s Adventure Coast!
Boating

Boating

Connect with nature as you cruise down the Gulf of Mexico coastline and explore the beautiful Weeki Wachee River. Our listings of local boat ramps and marinas will help you set sail an aquatic adventure on our rivers, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.
Fishing

Fishing

Anglers enjoy a variety of fishing experiences, including deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, cobia and snapper; flats fishing for tarpon, trout and redfish; and lake fishing for largemouth bass, bream and crappie. Cast yourself into adventure with the help of our local bait and tackle shops, which have everything you need to catch authentic Florida fishing memories.
Manatee Watching

Manatee Watching

Visitors from around the world come to see one of the state’s most famous residents: the Florida Manatee.Whether you wish to watch manatees from the deck of a boat, the seat of a canoe, atop a stand-up paddleboard or the shoreline of a scenic river or spring, the Adventure Coast is the destination for you. Another popular way to see manatees up close is by snorkeling or scuba diving, and our listings will help you plan your trip.
Paddling

Paddling

Paddling is one of our signature adventures. Follow miles of popular canoeing and kayaking trails for an experience of Florida’s natural beauty that you won’t soon forget! Our listings of canoe and kayak rental companies will help get you on the water and into the fun.
Scalloping

Scalloping

Join us for scalloping season, when you can snorkel or dive for scallops along the coast. The 2017 Florida scalloping season runs July 1 to September 24, and our water charters and boat captains can help you bag the fun in the area’s best scalloping spots.

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