Surrounded by the stunning blue-green waters of the Gulf Coast, Sanibel Island offers visitors miles of beachfront and coastal ocean to explore—so it should be no surprise that the island is home to several water sport activities. From snorkeling in tropical water so pure you can see through to the ocean floor, to zipping around by jet ski, there are plenty of Sanibel Island water sports to keep you entertained on your vacation!
Fish on Sanibel Island
Fishing is one of the most popular Sanibel water sports activities, where you can do everything from fishing in the surf to fishing by kayak. Reserve a fishing charter to take you out to sea or get a license from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to traverse the coastal waters all on your own. Lighthouse Beach Park offers a public fishing pier, along with a beautiful beach park.
Snorkel the Gulf Coast
This area is home to quite a few artificial reefs, which were made with the purpose of restocking fish, making it an excellent snorkeling destination. There are quite a few local companies in town that will take you out on a tour to sea, where you might even spot creatures such as stingrays, manatees, and dolphins. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even book a scuba tour!
Canoe and Kayak the Ocean and Bay
Guests to Sanibel Island will find several options for kayaking and canoeing, whether it’s in calm waters just offshore or the dense landscape of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Paddleboarding is another popular option for traversing the waterways. Local companies offering a variety of tours include Tarpon Bay Explorers and Captiva Adventures.
Adventure the Waves by Jet Ski
Of course, this is an ever-popular way to experience life out on the water, and you’ll find several Sanibel Island water sports companies that rent jet skis and wave runners. Yolo Watersports is another island water sport rental place, and they also offer other thrilling activities like parasailing—you can even get a boat rental if you have the appropriate license!
Reserve Your Vacation Home & Enjoy These Sanibel Water Sports!
Here at Tropical Escape, we’re pleased to offer a number of properties perfect for a little getaway to the Gulf Coast. We offer a personalized sense of customer service, and our friendly staff is always on hand to help out with any questions you might have. Give us a call to speak with us about reserving your Sanibel Island short term vacation rental today!