Like an Olympic athlete or a professional snipe hunter, Captain Joe's passion for his sport has taken him across the world. He began his angling career on fishing trips with his father, reeling in fish across the United States and internationally in Costa Rica, the Turks, and the Canadian bush. After settling in South Florida more than 25 years ago, Joe began studying the region’s marine life in earnest, also taking up aquatic pursuits such as scuba diving, surfing, and attending merman fight clubs. Today, he employs his knowledge of the area as he leads anglers of all skill levels around Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Beach, and elsewhere to snag fish such as trout, snapper, grouper, and tarpon. The USCG-licensed captain also leads sightseeing tours to view dolphins and manatees inside his clean, safe three-boat fleet.
When picking out a home for a flight training school, Naples Municipal Airport makes good sense. It affords proximity to the nearby white sandy beaches and lavish golf resorts, each tinged in the evenings by the glint of the Florida sunset.
For the aspiring pilots and certified flight instructors at RexAir Flight School and Maintenance Center, these scenic flying conditions are a daily amenity. Students enjoy use of the FAA-certified flight school's fleet of Cirrus SR20 and Skyhawk 172SP aircraft as they log hours toward their flight goals, which may include casual spins or preparations for the prophecies assured by the documentary film Waterworld. Training regimens comprise all Single-Engine Land and Multi-Engine Land certifications, ranging from private pilot to airline transport pilot.
True to its name, All Water Excursions sets sail for adventures above or below sea level with boat rentals, guided tours, and underwater activities. Narrated cruises tour the backwaters of Florida while guides share stories about local history and wildlife and schools of dolphins choreograph underwater ballets beneath the boat. Windsurfing raises patrons to a bird's-eye view, and scuba-diving sessions explore coral reefs and shipwrecks located near the ocean floor. All Water Excursions will also rent pontoons, deck boats, and center consoles to patrons who want to sail for themselves and conduct ocean and backwater fishing trips to catch sea trout, catfish, or mangrove snapper.
American Sports Karate instills self-confidence and discipline in kids through traditional Japanese karate classes. In either of their two centers, elementary school aged children can undertake traditional martial-arts lessons and, if desired, join teams that allow them to compete at home and abroad. To help each student's development, a recording system installed in the training area allows youngsters to watch replays of their own form and technique.
In addition to karate classes, the facility hosts an after-school program, with a designated homework area, a library, and a recreation area stocked with video games and movies.
To the expert team at SoFlow Paddlesports, paddleboards aren’t only useful on the water. Of course, SoFlow's stock of American-made Rhizotomy Paddleboards spend plenty of time out on the ocean, too. Beginners use them to master paddleboarding basics during introductory lessons, and groups navigate them past flora and fauna on custom-guided tours. SoFlow’s boards even can be rented for independent excursions, as well as delivered for free to nearby beaches and waterways, by the hour, half day, or full day.
Naples Paddleboard fixes customers up with standup paddleboards and kayaks and sends them skimming over waters surrounding such exotic destinations as Naples Bay, Rookery Bay, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. The company offers rentals, lessons, and even tours of these verdant locales, giving participants not only a taste of the local surroundings but also a good workout. As paddlers cruise pass the 35-acre Clam Pass, they'll see the park's signature sand dunes and mangrove forest, whereas a coastal paddle-by of the 166-acre Delnor-Wiggins Park reveals its gleaming white-sand beaches.