Best in Boating
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples
The fun begins with boats, as guests can rent everything from Wave Runners to luxury pontoons for exploring the Gulf of Mexico. World-class fishing gets even better with a guide from All Water Excursions, who will pilot you to the permit, pompano, sharks, and grouper that populate the area. Dolphin and sunset cruises allow visitors to kick back and relax while snapping Instagram-worthy moments. Feeling more active? Rent a paddleboard or embark on a parasailing adventure.
Backcountry & Beaches
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West
A snorkel trip to the reef is one of the best things you can do,” says concierge Nate Boucree. “With multiple trips a day, it’s easy to pick a time you would feel most comfortable, as well as the group size and different boat options.” Boucree also recommends booking a private charter to the backcountry of the Florida Keys, where hidden beaches, manatees, and more await. A jet-ski tour takes watersports enthusiasts on a fast and furious 90-minute tour covering 27 miles.
Scuba & Snorkel
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
All ages can rent paddleboards, or head to Aloha Watersports for surfboards, boogie boards, Hobie Cats, and more. Underwater adventures abound through a SCUBA or snorkeling trip with Pompano Dive Center, and the Lady Pamela II takes families and friends sportfishing. You can also rent kayaks, ride the thrilling Sea Rocket, book a catamaran cruise, and jump on a water trampoline.