Watersports in Sanibel Island are among the highest-rated activities in the area! There are a variety of different watersports to participate in and numerous companies to book with. Listed below are some of the best companies to book with as well as what to expect when you arrive.
As a plus, all of these companies are located near prime Sanibel real estate for easy lodging arrangements.
What to Expect
Often times, you will be expected to meet on a beach launching point or at a pier to begin your tour. Beginning times are often spread throughout the day for your convenience however, it is best to plan for early morning or late afternoon until you verify departure times with your rental company. As well, most companies will have a safety briefing over your activity and the equipment that you will be using.
What to Bring
There are always some common items to bring when participating in these watersport activities to help protect you against the hot Sanibel sun. Common items to bring include a bathing suit, drinking water, sunscreen, a towel, and potentially a camera depending on the individual company’s rules. Additionally, ensure that the company you book with provides life vests. If they do not, it is recommended you wear one during your activity.
Tarpon Bay Explorers
The Nature and Sealife Cruise is the perfect opportunity to experience the Mangrove Estuary ecosystem! Lasting 1.5 hours, this boat tour is a great opportunity to get in some Florida birdwatching. Led by a naturalist, you will have the opportunity to not only view birds, but manatees, dolphins, fish, and more!
The Kayak Trail Tour with Tarpon Bay Explorers is the best way to immerse yourself in the Florida wilderness. Their experienced naturalists will guide you through the Florida mangroves will educating you about the ecosystem and the wildlife that resides within it. A benefit is that, once the tour has completed, you are allowed to keep the kayak for the remainder of the day for your own personal use!
If you’re looking for things to do in Sanibel Island, the Evening Nature Cruise is an amazing opportunity to view the sunset that Sanibel Island has become known for. Sail out to the rookery islands and watch as hundreds of birds come in to rest for the evening and then take in the gorgeous sunset as it sets over the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunny Island Adventures
Sunny Island Adventures offers a variety of both paddleboarding and kayaking tours that will be suited to individuals of all ages. Tours run daily and will give you the opportunity to venture into the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico while taking in the marine life such as dolphins, manatees, harmless nurse sharks, and more!
Both you and a partner can rent a waverunner from Sunny Island Adventures and have fun racing around the Gulf of Mexico. All rentals include pre-ride instructions and a comprehensive overview. Once done, enjoy the wide open and you have fun gliding through the waters on your rental. If you’re uncomfortable riding on your own but still want to experience the fun, consider a tour with an experienced individual from Sunny Island Adventures!
Paradise Boat Rentals
Boat rentals in Sanibel Island start with a standard deck boat. Offering modern amenities such as GPS navigation and a stereo with a cell phone plug-in, this boat rental is at the top of the list for family-friendly things to do on Sanibel Island.
Center console boats are perfect for those looking to go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. These boats come equipped with life jackets, a live well for fish, a depth finder, and so much more!
Sanibel Island boat rentals would not be complete without a pontoon boat rental. This boat is perfect for any and all occasions! These large boats are ideal for large fishing trips or a sun-filled day with your large family!
Plan Your Visit to Sanibel
With all of these Sanibel Island watersports, it is impossible to be bored. Take up a new activity today and see all that this wonderful part of Florida has to offer! After your activities are over, come back and rest with us at our amazing accommodations. Call, or visit us online, to get started and find your home away from home today!