Pristine beaches, a seemingly endless supply of sunshine, swordfish, dolphins, manatees—like a slideshow of a tropical vacation, Palm Beach has all of these. Yet without the proper guidance, many sights go unseen and many memories go unmade. So Visit Palm Beach acts as the treasure map to the area’s bounty, imploring its customers to take to the sea in search of the damper half of local entertainment. Adventurers can traverse the ocean on waverunners, parasail 800 feet above the cerulean-blue water, or kayak around Peanut Island in search of its elephant mayor. Visit Palm Beach also acts as a hub for catamaran charters and snorkeling excursions so that guests can explore the deep blue for rarely seen marine species.
A summer afternoon at Singer Island looks like it came straight off of a postcard. White sand stretches out on either side and the blue ocean water blends so perfectly with the blue sky that the sea turtles get confused and sprout wings. To help people get the most out of a beach day on this barrier peninsula, Island Beach Service rents gear such as boogie boards, kayaks, standup paddleboards, and surfboards so guests can cool off in the water, and then can stay dry in cabanas and beach chairs. Adventurous visitors can test out their balance by taking a surfboard out into the waves and gliding along the crashing water as it churns its way to the shore.
Paradise Below Diving offers people new perspectives on West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Those perspectives? Underwater, through a haze of coral, exotic fish, sea turtles, and mermaid furniture.The instructors here have 20 years of teaching experience and guide a variety of hands-on diving experiences to help connect divers with many types of certifications. Students can attend one of the organized sessions or arrange to meet instructors for private lessons. Supplemental materials are available online for busy learners and specialty classes cover topics such as search and recovery diving.
From its name alone, it's easy to guess what might be in store for you when walking into American Watersports Inc. Jet-ski rentals, stand-up paddleboard rentals, and kayak tours are all on offer?and are just the tip of the iceberg here. The company's beach furniture rentals make a day at the beach with friends and family even more relaxing, while guided excursions include fast-paced banana boat tours and stand-up paddleboarding. Adding a custom touch, destinations for the tours can be selected from a few options or made up on the fly, like your name today.
Frothy seawater jumps skyward as the churn of high-powered, 110-horsepower jet skis launches the droplets from behind their watery tails. Among the many sea-gliding offerings of American Watersports, the company's fleet of speedy jet skis juxtaposes to its man-powered offerings of single or double kayaks and upright paddleboards that calmly cut through waves and wakes or assist in minnow herding along the coast. Groups can man 13- and 16-foot sailboats that await gentle offshore winds to start their journeys, or take in the ocean from a sandy perch with a day rental of beach furniture. The Pompano Beach area reveals its natural beauty on guided tours of the area via jet ski or paddleboat, wherein visitors take in local gems such as the Hillsboro Lighthouse or the area's exclusive hermit-crab resorts.
Co-owners and master SCUBA trainers Brian Gagas, Steve Gagas, and Dave Hoffert don't just teach scuba classes; in their free time, they can be found in the water diving up to five times a week. Gold Coast Scuba offers classes for beginners and more advanced students that follow PADI-certified curriculum. Advanced classes include night dives, dives that focus on navigation and peak performance buoyancy, and deep-sea and shipwreck diving in the bathtub. The shop also offers 24-hour equipment rental for snorkelers and divers.