St Pete Beach, which was recently named the #4 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, is home to a seemingly endless array of water activities, including snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and parasailing. Whether you’re hoping to explore the Gulf of Mexico above water on a speedy boat or underwater with scuba equipment, there’s never a dull moment here in St Pete Beach! Luckily for you, a full day of beach relaxation, water activities, and delicious local cuisine is always seconds away from Caprice Resort, one of the most affordable oceanfront Gulf Coast resorts in Florida. Keep reading to learn about three of our favorite water activities here in sunny St Pete Beach.

Deep-Sea Fishing

When you’re not sunbathing, playing beach volleyball, and building a sandcastle at Upham Beach Park, located within feet of Caprice Resort, we highly recommend seeking out a local, award-winning fishing charter. Hubbard’s Marina in nearby Madeira Bay is among the best deep-sea fishing charters in the region. They have the largest selection of fishing trips within 100 miles, ranging from a five-hour trophy shark voyage to a 63-hour monster fish cruise. If Hubbard’s Marina is fully booked, try Go Fast! Fishing Charters or Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center.

water activitiesParasailing

The most trusted name in the parasailing industry along Florida’s Gulf Coast is St. Pete Parasail, located only 1.5 miles south of our St Pete Beach condos. Captain Mike has been successfully running this award-winning family business since 1978, helping it become one of our favorite St Pete Beach water activities. If you’ve never tried parasailing before, the feeling that you get when you’re floating in the gentle breeze over 600 feet above the teal Gulf is nearly indescribable. It’s equally exhilarating and altogether peaceful. Even people who are afraid of falling or heights love parasailing, and you only have to be 45 pounds to participate!

Snorkeling

When it comes to St Pete Beach water activities, snorkeling is among the cheapest option, but it’s also incredibly gratifying and oftentimes magical, especially if you stumble upon a school of fish, a friendly sea turtle, or a colorful reef. If you’re hoping to embark on a snorkeling excursion, we highly recommend Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise, based out of nearby Gulfport, and the aforementioned Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Both charters usher eager snorkelers to some of the most beautiful isles along Florida’s Gulf Coast, including Shell Key and Egmont Key. Search for exotic sea shells, swim with friendly tortoises, and explore the keys’ natural beauty.

Gulf-View St Pete Beach Condo Rentals

Caprice Resort provides families with a conveniently located, affordable, and charming gulf-front getaway. Each of our St Pete Beach vacation rentals peers out toward the tranquil Gulf of Mexico. You’ll always be steps from Upham Beach Park and our sparkling on-site pool! If you’re interested in trying several other water activities during your family getaway to St Pete Beach, we also recommend jet skiing, sea kayaking, and speed boating. To book a well-deserved vacation to Caprice Resort, please visit us online at CapriceStPeteBeach.com, or give us a call today at 1-877-772-3224.