Top 5 Water Sports in the Gulf Coast

09/08/2019 | by LoriAnn Quasky | Guests

 

They don’t call Florida the “sunshine state” for nothing! Our sensational, year-round weather allows locals and visitors alike to maximize their time spent outside. Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals offers rentals located in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice, and Palm Island, so you and your family don’t need to stray far from your home to experience all of our area’s activities. So, you don’t know where to begin? Follow our list of the top five water sports to help make your Gulf Coast experience unforgettable. 

     1.  Siesta Key Watersports

Siesta Key Watersports boasts themselves to be the best in the industry because of their 28 years in service. While they offer a wide variety of water sports, one of the favorite activities is renting a boat. The company’s boat rentals are allowed in the Gulf of Mexico; so, you and your family can explore Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach, Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach, Venice, and Englewood. Renting a boat is the perfect opportunity to explore the many islands and sandbars in the Intracoastal Waterway. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll identify a celebrity’s home!

     2.  Coastal Watersports

Whether you want to jetski, paddleboard, kayak, or sail, this family-owned and operated company offers it all! Since 1982, Coastal Watersports has been sailing the Gulf of Mexico. Today, beginners can take free lessons on their Hobie Wave. If you consider yourself to be an intermediate or advanced sailor, opt for cruising around on the 18-foot catamaran. Come see for yourself why sailing the Gulf of Mexico is the perfect water sport regardless of your experience level. 

     3.  H2O Watersportz

Come see Southwest Florida’s largest selection of fishing charters, boats, and jet skis at H2O Watersportz. Located in Cortez, H2O Watersportz is just a quick drive from Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria. If you’re interested in renting a jet ski while on vacation, you’ll be pleased to learn that H2O Watersportz is the only company that allows guests to have unlimited rides without a guide. This freedom offers you plenty of time to ride over to Egmont Key or Passage Key Inlet for a day of sandbar shopping or shelling. 

     4.  Island Style Watersports

Island Style Watersports is Sarasota’s only Native Water Sports company in the area. Their team of sport and nature enthusiasts will take you on adventures that you’ve never even dreamed of. For starters, have you heard of kiteboarding? Picture a combination of wakeboarding or snowboarding paired with piloting, and voila you have kiteboarding. Our professional staff will teach you how to properly kiteboard in beginner classes (offered in private or small groups) all the way up to advanced courses. Who knows, maybe kiteboarding will be your new thing!

     5.  SUP Sarasota Paddle Sports

SUP Sarasota Paddle Sports offers guests all activities involving paddling; you name it! Toward the beginning of your vacation, opt for paddleboard lessons. You can choose to learn on a Surf SUP Board, Touring SUP Board, or Race SUP Board. Once you feel comfortable in your paddling ability, check out SUP’s race schedule. SUP hosts a paddling championship every year. The day is full of races, entertainment, music, food, and more! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s see you and your family stand on a board.  

Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals 

Florida’s Gulf Coast is the perfect place to plan your fun, adventurous vacation. To ensure an unforgettable vacation, reserve one of Gulf Coast Vacation Rental’s 50 luxury vacation rentals. To learn more about planning your Southwestern Florida vacation, visit our website, or talk to our friendly staff at 941-877-5588.