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The Ultimate Guide to Watersports in The Palm Beaches

The Ultimate Guide to Watersports in The Palm Beaches

When you’re vacationing between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in the southeastern United States, spending time in or on the water is a must.

No matter whether you’re a nautical sea dog or more of a landlubber, The Palm Beaches offer a “boatload” of water sports and activities for all skill levels.

Not sure where to begin? Start here! Dive or Snorkel Colorful Reefs Filled with Marine Life

Because of its proximity to the warm Gulf Stream ocean current, The Palm Beaches offer excellent conditions for diving and snorkeling on its numerous artificial reefs. From six to nearly 300 feet deep, there’s another world to explore underwater in The Palm Beaches.

Jupiter Dive Center – Jupiter, FL

At Jupiter Dive Center, explore the fantastic coral reefs, ridges and wrecks. Daily scuba diving charters are offered year-round.

Keylypso of The Palm Beaches – Lake Park, FL Snorkel an Atlantic Ocean reef or around Peanut Island with Keylypso. On the Ocean Reef charter, guides point out turtles, rays, tropical fish and coral formations, and you might even spot dolphins or manatees on your way out. The Peanut Island trip lets you snorkel in waist-deep water around the man-made island, which is also perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.


The Ultimate Guide to Watersports in The Palm Beaches

Visit Palm Beach – West Palm Beach / Riviera Beach, FL

A premier provider of recreational water activities in South Florida, Visit Palm Beach offers daily catamaran sightseeing, sunset and specialty sailing cruises, parasailing, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling, Peanut Island adventures, biking, history and nature tours, and more.

Catch a Ride or Catch a Fish

Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Worth Lagoon or sail out into the Atlantic Ocean. Whether it’s a rented vessel or a chartered boat with a captain, you can sail, tour or fish the local waterways of The Palm Beaches.

Blue Heron Fleet LLC – Jupiter / Riviera Beach, FL

Experience excellent fishing year-round from two locations – Jupiter and Riviera Beach. Half-day excursions depart twice daily and include bait, fishing license, rod, reel and tackle.

Delray Yacht Cruises – Delray Beach, FL

Experience the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Lady Atlantic or Lady Delray while enjoying a beverage or snack on a two-hour narrated tour past some of the area’s most beautiful mansions.

Pushin’ Water Kayak Charters – Palm Beach Gardens, FL Want a different kind of fishing experience? Try offshore, freshwater or inland fishing all from a kayak. Experienced guides will help you on your adventure to catch deep water fish like kingfish, wahoo and sailfish. More laid-back fishing adventures also await for bass, snook and trout and more.

Palm Breeze Charters, Inc. – Boca Raton, FL Head out to sea on a catamaran sailing yacht or offshore race boat to indulge in a day, sunset, snorkeling or swimming cruise. Peanut Island beach activities and parties, kayak tours, luxury motor yacht charters, sailing regattas, seaplanes and wave runners are also available.

Start Paddling

Grab a canoe, kayak or paddleboard to explore The Palm Beaches’ eco-gems.

Blueline Surf & Paddle Company – Jupiter, FL

A one-of-a-kind surf boutique for the modern waterman, Blueline specializes in anything water, including body surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and surfing.  

Get Wet Water Sports – West Palm Beach, FL Specializing in paddle board and kayak tours, come enjoy a day on the water. Take a tour with an expert guide or rent equipment and venture out to see all the blue waters off shore have to explore.  All skill levels are welcome to learn and experience a day of fun and sun on the water in The Palm Beaches.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park – North Palm Beach, FL Oar around the estuary or travel under Burnt Bridge into Lake Worth Lagoon and visit Munyon Island – an outlying part of the park with a rich history. Depending on the season, see manatees, dolphins, mullet, snook, rays and abundant birdlife. Munyon Island is best visited when the tide is high, enabling navigation of its scenic interior waterways.  

Jupiter Outdoor Center – Jupiter, FL

Jupiter Outdoor Center offers kayak and paddleboard rentals, guided eco-tours, lessons, memberships, and a variety of camps and youth programs. Kayak with sea turtles in the Loxahatchee Aquatic Preserve, see birds on the islands, or paddle with manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, the most bio-diverse estuary in the country.

Nautical Ventures – North Palm Beach, FL Novice or experts welcome to explore the waters in The Palm Beaches.  Nautical Ventures can provide the rental equipment you need for a day on the water. Specializing in kayaks, standup paddle boards and pontoon rentals, there is something for all skill levels. Stop in and get expert advice and the best rental equipment to start your adventure.  

Singer Island Outdoor Center – Riviera Beach, FL

Explore Singer Island, Peanut Island and Lake Worth Lagoon from this watersport hub, located at Phil Foster Park at the base of the Blue Heron Bridge. Kayaks and paddleboard rentals are available, as well as guided snorkeling tours of the surrounding water’s abundant sea life.


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