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.
A golf-cart ride across Gulf Coast Clays' 50 acres reveals some beautiful countryside. Flanked by Everglades National Park and Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, the grounds encompass rivers, forests, and open fields?where the sound of shotgun fire rings through the air. Gulf Coast Clays has been a destination for shotgun sports since 1966, and the current owner, Colin Burrows, hopes to expand the sport's popularity by catering to everyone and offering lessons for all skill levels.
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.
Core to Core Fitness uses a trio of popular workouts to whip clients into shape. Ballet barres serve as the main equipment for barre classes that strengthen muscles while improving balance, posture, and x-ray vision. Trainers use a TRX suspension system to help people increase their core strength and metabolic conditioning. The third class, Pilates, focuses on strengthening agility and flexibility. In addition to keeping clients bodies healthy through exercises, the studio also protects joints and ligaments with its floor, which is covered in an allergen-free, rubber foam.