Liquid Surf and Sail fuels endless aquatic exhilaration for surfers who find solace atop the crest of waves or kayakers enamored with the feel of paddling through frothy spumes. At three sea-adjacent locations, visiting watersports enthusiasts can peruse Liquid Surf and Sail’s high-end kayaks, surfboards, and standup paddleboards for sale and rental. Visitors can also gear up for all-day splashing with the shops’ collections of swimwear, sunglasses, and sunscreen, which is great for blocking UV rays and slipping out the grasp of touchy-feely manatees. Liquid Surf and Sail often carries gear and apparel from brands such as O'Neill, North Sails, Wilderness Systems, and Dakine.
Whether for a custom cake or a gourmet sandwich, visitors to Adonna's Bakery & Cafe will find an extensive selection of sweet treats and savory edibles. With more than 40 years of experience, the family-owned business prides itself on quality ingredients and products that, much like a sandcastle next to a wave pool, is made with great care. The pastry case always a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and sweets, while the cake gallery displays options for a wedding, special occasion, or a televised food fight. On the cafe side, guests can stop by for a breakfast sandwich, fluffy quiche, or a range of hearty sides.
The chromatic champions at Color Wheel Paint dispense distinctive pigmentations in more than 1,600 colors, along with providing the necessary tools to complete any painting project. Coat abashedly naked walls with a gallon of flat Hi-Hide interior paint ($19.86/gallon) or Optima Satin Supreme ($31.73/gallon), which can colorize anything from bedroom walls to the picket fence marking the boundary of your office's cubicles. Drab exteriors receive a tinting treatment with a gallon of Tropicoat 100% Acrylic Latex Paint ($30.65/gallon), primed with a coating of Quick Cure Acrylic Conditioner ($25.16/gallon), ideal for previously painted surfaces. Home tidiers can also aid the spreading process with Master Choice tools, such as the Klondike 3-inch angle sash brush ($14.72), with a soft bristle for ticklish walls, and the 12'x15' canvas drop cloth ($20.43).
Sandwiched between Alvin's Island and Legendary Marina, Crab Island Watersports opens its doors daily to help visitors explore the surrounding bayous, intercoastal canals, and Choctawhatchee Bay. Rent a pontoon and sidestep the hurdles of boat ownership, such as storage and constantly having to whistle the Gilligan's Island theme song, or hop onto a waverunner to zip from beach to beach. Up to 600 feet above the water, parasailers drift over the Gulf of Mexico's jade tides while trying to spot passing ocean life beneath their feet. For an up-close experience with these maritime tenants, morning, afternoon, and sunset tours coast out to areas where dolphins often entertain visitors by jumping out of the water in slow motion to advertise their new basketball shoes.