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WATERSPORTS FOR KIDS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

Quite understandably since the Florida Keys is a chain of islands extending out into the ocean many of the activities for visitors center around the water and it seems no matter where you look there is an establishment providing watersports. Here are a few of the choice providers in the Keys who provide more than just jetski or Wave Runner rentals.
 

 

. Snorkel Center - SNORKELING, GLASSBOTTOM BOAT TOURS, REEF TOURS, SNORKELING and SAILING at the SNORKEL CENTER -Snorkeling for kids on site, snorkeling excusions to the reef, glasssbottom boats tours on the Osprey. Sail aboard the "Horizon", a 40 foot sailing catamaran, to view spectacular Florida Keys Sunsets. 61 Hawk's Cay Blvd., Duck Key, Florida 33050
contact (305) 743-9000 or snorkeling@hawkscay.com.

 

. Caribbean Watersports - MM 97

Caribbean Watersports a watersport concession is located on the bayside at the Westin Key Largo Resort. They have snorkeling, snuba diving, kayaking, sailboats rentals, sailing lessons, jetskiing, tandem parasailing for Mom and the youngster, windsurfing, and Hobie Cat rentals.305-852-4707

. Watersports at Hawk's Cay - MM 61 - 305-743-0145 or Hawk's Cay Marina 305-743-9000, or 305-743-7000 Ext. 3681

Floats and Boats in the Hawk's Cay Lagoon - Rentals available by the hour for children and guests at the Resort's lagoon Activity Booth.

Boat Rentals - Hawk's Cay Water Sports offers a variety of water sport experiences in the Florida Keys making your vacation stay at Hawk's Cay an memorable experience. You can rent a boat and take the kids Offshore or rent a pontoon boat. Prices start at $125 for a half day for a pontoon boat while a 22' foot fishing boat with a 200 HP Yamaha rents for $225 for a full day. Several families can pool resources with the pontoon boat as the pontoon boat has a larger capacity.

Wave Runner Rentals - Waver Runner rentals start at $35 for 1/2 hour and rise to $80 an hour for a triple. Adults need to be with the children and do the driving.

Parasailing - Fun for all ages, parent and child in the same chute, $40 for 500 feet elevation upward to $60 for 1000 feet. Tandem ( parent and child) costs $80.

Wake Board and Water Ski plus Lessons
No experience necessary Wake boards, slalom skis, combo skis for all ages, knee boards. Certified Instructors and licensed captains. 1/2 hour $80 - 2 skiers max., 1 hour $125 - 4 skiers max. 1 and 1/2 hour $165, 2 hour $220

Sea Kayaking - A favorite of many visitors kayaking takes them through the canals to nearby shallows and islands to observe marine and bird life close-up. On the way visitors get a chance to see the islands residential homes from canal side.

Eco-Island Adventure tours - Private chartered cruises. Visit mangrove islands, learn about environmental surroundings, sea grasses and marine animal life, tropical fish and exotic birds, local island history, see a variety of scenic areas unique to the Everglades and the Florida Keys.

 

 . Offshore Sailing School at Hawk's Cay Resort - 800-221-4326, http://www.offshore-sailing.com Learn to sail through Steve and Doris Colgate's offshore Sailing School, Choice of Half Day Lession -3 hour session aboard a Colgate 26 for $135 per person,
Weekend - Friday to Sunday course package starting at 4995 per person double occupancy, 19 hours instruction, 2 hours practice sailing, all materials, welcome patrty, 7 nights accommodations, graduation party.
Full-week - Sunday to Sunday $1295 per person double occupancy, 20 hours instruction, 6 hours practice sailing, all materials, welcome patrty, 3 nights accommodations, graduation party.

 . John Pennycamp State Park MM 102.5

Concessionaires at the State Park provide all sorts of watersport activities and boat, paddleboat, canoe, kayak and spyak rentals. See Beach section 305-451-1621

 . Marriot Key Largo Resort - MM 103.8

The Marriot's, It's A Dive Watersports, offers kayaking, jetskiiing, parasailing, and water-skiing. 305-453-9881

 

 . Capt. Anne Baxter - Adventure Tours - MM 81.5 at WideWorld Sportsman. Islamorada, 305-852-4553

Easy Adventures offers private snorkeling charters for families and groups up to 6. Snorkeling sites are shallow,  sometimes only 2 feet, ideal for beginners. Cheeca Rocks is a nearshore patch reef with 7 foot tall coral formations in 10-12 foot depth, the tops of the corals in many places only 3 foot deep. Alligator Lighthouse is an offshore bank-barrier reef with 3 foot depth in the shallowest portion. More advanced snorkelers can try their luck at catching a lobster. Lessons and equipment provided, free. For more information, click on Easy Adventures - Adventure tours for the kids and family, specialty tours, Indian key ruins, Everglades, ocean reefs, photography, wildlife identification, learn ecology and science while in search of dolphin, reddish egrets, bald eagles, roseate spoonbills and sea turtles. half day or full day of exploring the waters of the Florida Keys, remote shallow bays and narrow creeks where tropical wildlife lives.

For more information click on Easy Adventures at www.keysboats.com

 
 


 

ACTIVITIES and PLACES TO VISIT for CHILDREN and FAMILIES
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GUIDE INTRODUCTION . KIDS AND RESORTS . BEACHES . NATURE WALKS .
MUSEUMS . WATER SPORTS . MOVIES . DOLPHINS . KAYAKS . GOLF
BOATS TOURS . SNORKEL . DAY PROGRAMS . ATTRACTIONS
BIKING AND SKATING . FISHING . CHILD HEALTH TRAVEL
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ICE CREAM . READING .

 

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