Thanks to Island Action Sports, you don't need to hop in a car to go rent a kayak, bike, or paddleboard. That's because the business will bring your rental to you, whether you're looking for equipment to use on the water, beach, or land. And when you're finished skimboarding down the shoreline of Treasure Island Beach or longboarding across St. Pete Beach, Island Action Sports will come pick up your rental as well.
Framing an intercoastal highway, Treasure Bay's nine holes sprawl across a manmade peninsula marked by verdure fairways, palm trees, and strategically placed sand traps. Golfing foursomes with today's deal can play through the par 3 course back to back for a total of 18 holes apiece. Conversely, solo golfers can drive, chip, and putt through four separate rounds to gain an intimate knowledge of the course's greens, bunkers, and hidden passages that are actually just the inside of a stranger's golf bag. The 905-yard course is replete with water hazards in the form of a shimmering bay, dual ponds, and a swamp monster who merrily doctors scorecards.
The turquoise waters lap gently at the white sand of St. Pete Beach, the serene setting disrupted only by guests dashing wildly into the waters, toting long standup paddleboards and giant smiles. They hurl themselves onto the boards before scooting around on the water’s surface, often to race one other or in attempts at overcoming their innate lack of flippers. Guests who rent boards from Saltwater Kite & Paddle—located mere steps from the water—can get right into the water, with no need for transportation to a beach. In addition to providing boards—which may also be purchased after rentals—the aquatic experts lead group lessons in standup paddleboarding, surfing, and kiteboarding to help enthusiasts get the most out of their beach-going experiences.
The U.S. Coast Guard?licensed captains at Island Ferry whisk passengers off the mainland and along the coast for scenic pleasure cruises in luxury watercrafts. Far more than simply modes of transportation, their charter boats boast spacious interiors and plush seating, feeling more like a limousine than a boat. In these vessels, they host watery adventures that include two-hour romantic sunset tours, dolphin-sightseeing tours, and private island getaways. Their getaways welcome small groups aboard for a trip to Egmont Key and Anna Marie Island for snorkling and exploring the beaches for an entire day, which was how long the crew from Gilligan's Island was actually stranded.
Cupids Bar Crawl invites ladies and gentlemen?single or paired up?to express their devotion or disdain for the holiday of lovers by hitting eight hot spots across the city. The crawl begins at 6:30 p.m. at Tequilas on Valentine's Day, and ventures to seven other locations, where participants revel in free shots and swag from Fireball Whisky. At the end of the three-hour crawl, partiers return to Tequilas to soak up the libations with light food and to nurse any wounds from Cupid's arrow. Proceeds from Cupids Bar Crawl benefit the Michael Agana Memorial Scholarship at USF.