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Fish Galore's team of captains lead angling expeditions along Florida’s Gulf Coast, taking parties to fishing destinations such as Tarpon Springs and 10,000 Islands. Trips range from guided inshore and near-shore journeys to excursions that head between 30 and 40 miles offshore. With experience hauling catches including grouper, sailfish, and shark, the team has garnered praise from clients for keeping groups “always on fish” and seeing that everyone onboard feels “welcome and comfortable.” The team also furnishes equipment for independent fishing, renting out canoes and tackle so anglers can explore the area’s backwaters, canals, and the Intracoastal Waterway for redfish and trout. Alternatively, canoes give paddlers access to Midnight Pass Beach and Oscar Scherer State Park. Family-friendly eco tours are also available, with ample viewing of shore birds, shelling, and riding dolphins like rodeo broncos.

3 Shoreland Dr
Osprey,
FL
US

Eight bags. Two platforms. Two six-inch holes. One distinctly American game. The origins of cornhole are shrouded in mystery. Some say it derives from a German game, while others claim it is a descendant of a similar sport played by Native Americans. But one thing is certain?it's serious business. That's why the American Cornhole Organization was formed in 2005. By setting the rules, establishing annual tournaments and competitions, and firmly banning the practice of using trained birds to dunk bags, these referees have codified the sport and elevate it to a professional level.

326 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice,
FL
US

Freedom Boat Club supplies seafarers with a catalog of boats for exciting voyages or relaxing lounges atop the waves. The one-day trial membership presents shipmates with membership perks such as unlimited access to a variety of motor-powered boats that the boat club preps by flooding the gas tank with fuel and the cabin with seaweed-scented air fresheners. An experienced captain leads members through a thorough orientation course that highlights essential boating techniques and on-board safety measures. Crews of up to 10 people can select any available vessel, except for offshore fishing boats, and spend the day beach hopping, fishing, and trailing wakes through Poseidon’s facial hair.

990 Laguna Dr
Venice,
FL
US

Kiteboarding Sarasota's certified instructors impart extreme water-sport basics during beginner lessons, which prepare clients to glide across water while strapped to a kite. During one-hour lessons, adventurers learn techniques on land they can later take to the water, such as flying a kite, using harnesses, selecting a launch site, and building a sandcastle. Alternatively, four-hour lessons lift beginners to new heights of kiteboarding comprehension, combining land learning with water launches, safety releases, and a practice session—complete with boat transportation and support—riding in the calm and shallow Sarasota Bay. Each lesson is tailored to clients’ strengths, weaknesses, and fears that the Loch Ness monster has relocated to coastal Florida. Kiteboarding Sarasota stocks all necessary gear except sunscreen.

232 Keel Way
Osprey,
FL
US

All tickets grant admission to seating on benches in covered audience stalls at the Indeavour Stage in Cupids.

140 West Tampa Ave.
Venice,
Florida
US

This Groupon saws the price of a magic show ticket in slightly more than half—magically, without breaking the skin, harming the vital organs, or causing paper-blood. See Glenn Gary's Parlor Magic, a spectacular evening of "cabaret magic," an intimate, close-up type of abracadabra performed for small crowds with audience participation (shows are limited to 40 guests). Magic is used to delight the young and young at heart with a humorously narrated card trick. Magick is used to keep that blowhard Erasmus Stodgewell from acquiring the Orb of Osiris.

207 Miami Avenue West
Venice,
FL
US