Beat the Heat and Enjoy the Ocean and Waterways of The Palm Beaches

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Fishing in The Palm Beaches

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Majestic Princess Cruises photo courtesy Scott Headberg Photography

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Photo courtesy Visit Palm Beach

In The Palm Beaches, the mercury rises during the summer in these tropical climes. The “cool” people know that the best way to beat the heat is to take to the water. Find an abundance of pursuits on the water, taking in The Palm Beaches’ 47 miles of pristine beaches and 125+ miles of winding waterways. Here’s a list of some of the best water activities to make a splash while visiting The Palm Beaches this summer. Come on in, the water’s fine!

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Adventure Water Sports

Located on Singer Island, this operator offers activities ranging from adrenaline-pumping sports to relaxing sunset cruises. Choose from water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and boat rentals, all with a certified captain heading up each excursion. Located at the trendy Sailfish Marina, re-fuel for lunch or dinner at the waterfront tiki-style restaurant.

Blue Heron Fleet LLC  

Blue Heron Fishing offers morning and afternoon party boat fishing, every day except Tuesdays in Riviera Beach waters, and every day except Mondays in Jupiter. Get ready to catch Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Wahoo while spending a fun time on the water with friends or family. Everything is provided, including rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing license.

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Blueline Surf & Paddle Co.

Looking to explore local waterways? Float in style on a stand-up paddleboard at Jupiter’s hotspot for an adventure that connects to the scenic beauty and wildlife of the Intracoastal Waterway. You can rent equipment, take an eco-tour, or sign up for paddleboard instruction, and then head out on your own. Get into a Zen zone with the Yoga on the Water class with certified Yoga instructors. You will also find surfboard and kayak rentals at Blueline, so choose your sport and head to the water.

Canoe Outfitters of Florida, Inc.

Take a peaceful canoe or kayak tour, and paddle through the lush Loxahatchee River in Jupiter. This national treasure is Florida’s only designated “Wild and Scenic River.” Marvel at diverse wildlife along the river’s edge, found amongst groves of trees and tropical foliage.

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Delray Yacht Cruises

Enjoy a sightseeing cruise or organize a private charter on the majestic Lady Atlantic or Lady Delray vessels. The daily two-hour sightseeing cruise takes you along the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as Friday and Saturday night Sunset Cruises. The cruises departs from Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. On board, purchase light snacks, soft drinks and refreshing cocktails. A Sunday Brunch Cruise is also offered, departing at 10:30 a.m. with a bountiful buffet you won’t want to miss.

Diva Duck Amphibious Tours

This rollicking 75-minute ride begins at CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach. It’s a bus and a boat, taking riders from the streets to the Intracoastal, ideal for singles, couples, groups and families as it rolls over land and sea. Anticipate a splashing good time!

Jupiter Dive Center  

Explore the fantastic coral reefs, ridges, and wreck, along with Goliath Groupers, sea turtles and local fish. It’s one of the finest scuba diving centers in South Florida. Daily scuba charters are offered daily all year long at 9 a.m., and also on weekends. They also offer special diving events for beginners every month, and wreck diving every Wednesday. Dive deep; the adventure waiting under the water is fun and thrilling in The Palm Beaches!

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Jupiter Outdoor Center

Choose from an exciting line-up of guided tours, and hop online to reserve your spot. Take a 90-minute Mangroves and Manatee Mystery Tour, a two-hour Sunset and Stargazing Tour, or a two-hour Full Moon Tour on the protected waters of the Loxahatchee Aquatic Preserve. There is also a 90-minute Paddle Back in Time History Tour of the Jupiter Inlet and surrounding waterways. A full-service outdoor center, you can rent paddleboards, kayaks, and surf skis for advanced paddling enthusiasts.

Kayak Lake Worth

Hit the water by kayak or paddle board and you will discover extraordinary natural beauty on a guided or self-guided eco-tour. Learn about the local history and ecology, as you paddle through mangrove islands and estuaries. Take your camera to capture shots of birds, sea life and the occasional manatee or dolphins.

Lacuna Tours

Lacuna is a Hurricane deck boat with luxurious seating for up to eight people, for those who want a personal boating experience, with snacks, beverages and taxes included. Scheduling is flexible, and private boat tours of the Intracoastal waterways are available seven days a week. For a little adventure, you can add tubing to your excursion and a have a fun time riding the boat’s wake.

Lots of Yachts Lots of Spots

Ready for party, or a group excursion? Lots of Yachts specializes in providing exceptional yachts that accommodate a party of six, twelve, fifty, seventy, and up to one-hundred-fifty guests. Captain, crew, dockage, and luxury are a reflection of their signature brand when you charter one of their fabulous yachts. Catering, florals, live music can all be booked, along with blocking the time to fit your schedule. Brunch and lunch cruises are also available with special pricing.

Majestic Princess Cruises, Inc.

Eat, drink and float on one of Majestic Princess Cruises, or schedule a day on one of their private yacht charters. Choose from a narrated two-hour lunch time cruise, an elegant two-hour dinner cruise, or a two-hour Sunday brunch buffet cruise, and enjoy fabulous classic and coastal dishes.

Pura Vida Divers

Scuba divers won’t want to miss out on one of the exciting Goliath Group Wreck Dives offered through September with Pura Divers. They also provide Blue Heron Bridge Night Dives, and Black Water Drift Dives with certified PADI instructors, who are committed to giving their guests the safest, and most enjoyable diving experiences.

Visit Palm Beach

A renowned local provider of recreational water activities for water sports in The Palm Beaches, this vendor organizes tours, excursions and rentals from its three locations in Downtown West Palm Beach, the Riviera Beach Marina and the Sailfish Marina. Discover a wide variety of water pursuits, from jet ski rentals and snorkeling tours to daily catamaran cruises.

The Palm Beaches is the best way to experience Florida, especially during the summer when hotels offer special deals. Also review the three available Discover Pass offers (Discover Golf Pass, Discover Brew Pass and the original attractions Discover Pass), providing a bundle of savings.

It’s Summer in Paradise in The Palm Beaches!