Welcome to Florida, the World’s Recreational Boating Capital
Visitors come from around the world to experience boating in Florida. Florida offers visitors a wide selection of boating adventures from sailing yachts and deep sea fishing charters to jet skis and kayak rentals to guided dolphin and manatee tours.
Boating is the favorite pastime in Florida of residents and visitors alike. Everyone in Florida lives only a few minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean or one of Florida’s many navigable waterways. With so many days of warm sunshine and beautiful water everywhere, it’s no wonder Floridians love their boats.
There’s a boat or watercraft for everyone’s lifestyle in Florida. Choose from the excitement of a a deep sea fishing boat charter, the luxury of a motor yacht, the relaxation of a gentle cruise on a sailboat or pontoon boat or the personal adventure of boating in a kayak, on a jet ski or the most personal of all that floats, a standup paddleboard.
Ecotourism plays a major part in the Florida boating industry. Florida waters are home to millions of exotic water loving creatures from dolphins to manatees to alligators. Boat rentals and private boat charters are available if you want to plan your own nature tour. But for most visitors, tour boats and guided eco tours are the most popular way to see natural Florida from glass bottom boats to kayaks. Diving and snorkeling trips, dolphin and manatee tours and scenic nature tours are in big demand by visitors that want to see the “Real Florida”.