If water sports are your forte, then a trip to Florida should probably be in your near future. Snorkeling, fishing, jet skiing, or scuba diving, florida’s waters are the perfect place to get the best out of these activities. Whether you’re visiting the crystal blue waters and crisp white sands of Florida’s beaches, or checking out the murky depths of its lakes, there are plenty of places to visit if you’re hoping to unwind with your jet skis. Using Florida Travel Life, here are a few places in Florida to visit if you’re looking for the perfect water sports adventure.
Islamorada – Fishing
A small chain of islands lying in between South Miami and Key West, Islamorada is arguably one of Florida’s best beaches. Water Sports are a main attraction here, however its luxury resorts, hotels, and restaurants are great places to unwind after you’ve spent the day in the island’s warm waters.
Islamorada has been nicknamed “Sport Fishing Capital of the World” because of the island’s array and abundance in sought-after fish. Going a little more offshore, you’re almost certain to catch yourself some marlin or swordfish.
The Keys – Jet Skis and Parasailing
Okay, so the keys offer an array of water sport options for you and the whole family. According to EHow, Key West has a “Do It All” tour that allows you enjoy all the water-sport activities the islands have to offer. If you’re feeling adventurous, Virginia Key Park and Carandon Park offer miles upon miles of open water for you to reach top speeds. Key Largo offers some of the lowest hourly rates on jet skiing and rental equipments. Wherever you choose to jetski, these trips offer some of the most beautiful views of Florida’s beaches.
Port St. Joe – Snorkeling
Snorkeling in Port St. Joe means visiting one of the country’s best “water safaris” Snorkeling in Port St. Joe is much more extensive than just swimming around it’s immediate coast. The excursion takes you a few miles off the coast of Florida, where you can snorkel and explore the Cape San Blas reefs. During scalloping season, you can even gather scallops from the bay floor. Snorkeling and a free scallop dinner, what more could you ask for ?
Charlotte Harbor – Ecotourism and Kayaking
Charlotte Harbor is Florida’s premier ecotourism destination. According to its website, it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking to get away from Florida’s crowds. The area features more than 70 parks and recreational areas. As an ecotourism destination, kayaking is one of its most popular attractions. Take a kayak and paddle through nearly 200 miles of Blueway Trails.
Pensacola – Diving
When diving off the Pensacola coast, it’ll be difficult to miss the 586 foot ship submerged under water. The USS Massachusetts sits on the bottom of Pensacola shallow coast, and has become a must-see attraction for any diving enthusiast. The ship has become home to jellyfish, great barracudas, butterflyfish, and an array of other maritime wildlife.