• Do Something New With These 15 Amazing Adventures

    Learn something new. Browse this list of 17 new-to-you adventures sure to thrill. Will this be the year you learn something new, go guided or gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access? Check out this list of 17 unique adventures to try on for size.


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    1.  Learn to Fly an Airplane or Take an Aerial Tour

    The Brooksville – Tampa Bay Regional Airport is ideal for flight training. American Aviation Flight Academy helps you earn certifications from Private Pilot up to Air Transport Pilot. You can also contact American Aviation to schedule sightseeing and aerial photography flights. See the Adventure Coast from the sky.

    Scuba Diver Under water Floridas Adventure Coast

    Photo: Diver City Aqua Vertical

    2.  Learn to SCUBA

    Diver City Aqua Vertical is ready to train and equip you to fly beneath the water. Whether you dive here on Florida’s Adventure Coast, in the Keys, on your next cruise, or elsewhere, you need certification. Choose nearby Diver City for training. Browse the shop for gear and join them for upcoming dive trips. Diver City Aqua Vertical invites you to start your adventure today.

    Paddleboarders and manatee Weeki Wachee

    Photo: SUPWeeki

    3.  Learn to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

    Growing in popularity, this gentle adventure involves standing atop a surf-type board and propelling yourself through the water with a long paddle. Florida’s Adventure Coast waterways are perfect for stand up paddleboarders. From standing height, glide down the Weeki Wachee or MudRivers watching for wildlife like manatees, otters, bald eagles and more. Take a lesson from SUPWeeki and master the easy balance technique that makes this sport so enjoyable. After learning, buy your own SUP or check the Water Adventures listings on our website for rentals.

    Dirt bike rider Croom Florida

    Photo: Croom Motorcycle Area, Visitors Bureau

    4.  Learn to Ride a Dirtbike

    Feel your pulse race as you learn to throttle up on a dirt bike. Whether a child or an adult, learn safe and fun dirt bike operation from professional instructors in a three acre facility. Choose one, two or three hour training sessions and be ready to power through miles of trails at the nearby Croom Motorcycle Area in the Withlacoochee State Forest.

    Fly Fishing FL Adventure Coast

    Photo: Unsplash

    5. Learn to land your catch with a fly

    Sure, you’ve been fishing before but have you ever tried the artful fly fishing technique? Learn the proper way to loft the specially weighted line and weightless lure combination. Experiment with different lifelike baits and lures to find your favorite. Will Adventure Coast fly fishing be your new passion? Choose among our professional charter captains who will provide all the gear and instruction that you’ll need. Check listings under Water Adventures, Fishing on the Florida’s Adventure Coast website.

    FLGX Tampa

    6. Learn to Navigate the Treetops

    FLG X Adventure Course invites you to test your limits while having fun in a supportive environment. This sprawling 50 acre park just 10 minutes from I-75 includes an exciting range of obstacles and elements. Adventurers of all ages and skill levels can learn to navigate a variety of wobbly bridges, hanging nets and exhilarating zip-lines. There is even a Little Ninja Course for ages five through eight.


    Mermaid Rum Weeki Wachee

    Photo: NJoy Spirits 

    7.  Kegs, Casks and Corks Tour

    Go behind the scenes to see how beer is created at Marker48, the Adventure Coast’s first Craft Brewery. Then plan a tour at Tidal Brewing Company to see their beer crafting technique.

    Do you prefer wine? Visit Strong Tower VineyardMasaryk Winery and the Sparacia-Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards and watch the process of grape cultivation, wine creation and bottling.

    Learn the story of Wild Buck Rye Whiskey and Mermaid Rum, distilled deep in the forested setting of the Chassahowitszka Wildlife Area. Find out why all have been recognized with numerous awards for quality and craftsmanship. Find locations on our Kegs, Casks and Corks Tour and contact each establishment directly to arrange a behind-the-scenes tour.



    Chinsegut Manor House with Azaleas

    Photo: Chinsegut Hill Manor House, Visitors Bureau

    8.  Tour Chinsegut Hill Museum

    Visit the historic manor house and estate that once welcomed the likes of Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Henry Ford and others. The estate is open daily for guided tours. Beautifully restored with authentic furnishings and artifacts, this enduring landmark is listed on the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places.

    Bird Watchers Chinsegut Conservation Ctr

    Photo: Chinsegut Conservation Center, Visitors Bureau

    9.  Hosted Walks

    Get outdoors on some of the beautiful trails here in Nature’s Place to Play. Check our event listings for guided walks scheduled by the Chinsegut Conservation Center, Hernando Audubon Society or  Hernando Chapter of the Native Plant Society.

    Group of kayakers FL Adventure Coast

    Photo: 2Sisters Kayak Tours

    10. Kayaking Tours

    Explore the Adventure Coast’s waterways with an outfitter such as 2 Sisters Kayak Tours. The sisters have extensive experience and will personalize your Adventure Coast paddling experience, meeting you at the launch point and providing kayaks and gear. Explore the new Bayport to Linda Pedersen Coastal Paddling Trail.

    bayport river safari boat

    Photo: Bayport River Safari, Facebook

    11.  Scenic Cruises and Fishing

    Choose among friendly professional Adventure Coast boat captains to arrange a guided fishing trip or scenic cruise. They are happy to accommodate you or your group by taking care of all details such as fishing licenses, bait and tackle. Or, if what you seek is to simply take a scenic cruise, just ask; all captains have a deep knowledge and love of this unique part of the Gulf of Mexico and delight in sharing it with their guests.  Check under Water Adventures for Charter services.

    Cypress Lakes Trail FL Adventure Coast

    Photo: FT, Cypress Lakes Preserve, Florida Hikes!

    12.  Take a Day Hike on the Florida Trail

    This 1,400 mile statewide trail is a National Scenic Trail, one of eleven designated National Scenic Trails in the United States. Traversing the state from the Everglades to Pensacola Beach, the FT includes Cypress Lakes Preserve on Florida’s Adventure Coast. Perfect for a day hike, this 1.7 mile segment through one of Hernando County’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands is classified as an easy hike and reveals the beauty of uncommon wildflowers, Cypress-rimmed lakes and a quiet natural area. Read this Florida Hikes! description.

    blueberries Brooksville FL

    Photo: Visitors Bureau

    13.  Eat Fresh

    Pick. Hook. Cook. Fresh from the fields and sea, enjoy the bounty of Florida’s Adventure Coast. Visit area farms and pick your own blueberries, blackberries, Muscadine grapes and more. Browse our U-Pick and Farm Tours guide, check the season and make your harvest plans.

    mask-fins-scallops Adventure Coast

    Photo: Florida Sea Grant

    14. Go Scallop Diving

    Find out why this summertime adventure is so eagerly anticipated. Florida Bay Scallops are easy to catch, once spotted. Searching the clear, shallow water for these camoflaged mollusks is often compared to an underwater Easter egg hunt. Florida’s Adventure Coast marks the southern border of the Florida’s Bay Scallop harvest zone. A great way to enjoy the experience is by booking a charter. Look for Scalloping under Water Adventures.

    When you go fishing and scalloping this year, consider bringing your catch to one of our “You Catch it. We Cook it.” coastal restaurants. Call ahead to inquire about each establishment’s policies and prepare to savor your own Fresh from the Gulf catch.



    Archery Chinsegut Conservation Ctr

    15.  Ready, Aim…

    Test your marksmanship. Shooting sports enthusiasts can check calendars for Hernando Sportsman’s Club and Brooksville’s Phoenix Gun Club for recreational clay shooting as well as open range hours, events and training.  For those interested in targeting with arrows, try the comprehensive archery program at Chinsegut Conservation Center.


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