If you’re headed to Florida to vacation in warmer weather this year, you might be wondering what exactly you can do to take advantage of the extra sun. Florida has 663 miles of beaches, which makes it the perfect place to try a new water sport. Here are three water sports to try on your vacation.

Paddle boarding

Paddle boarding is an increasingly popular water sport, probably because you can easily rent the supplies and it’s a fun way to explore the water — it’s also simpler and easier than surfing, which helps. Paddle boarding Palm Beach involves using your arms and a paddle to navigate the waters on a board. Once you’re comfortable on a board, it’s fairly simple to do, and it is a great full body workout, which can feel incredible even when you’re on vacation.

If you’re a beginner and you’re not sure what to pick when you rent a board, look for one that’s at least 30 inches wide. Renting a paddle board is fairly cheap and you can even find an instructor to give you lessons if you’d like to learn from a professional. Paddle boarding is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Florida waters while still relaxing and relieving stress. You can even do paddle board yoga or a sunset paddle boarding experience! What could be more stress relieving?


Kayaking is the perfect water sport to try with your family members or friends. It’s also the perfect way to explore the water and navigate to nearby islands. Kayaking also offers a lot of versatility. You can stick to calm waters and make it a relaxing trip with friends, or you can find more adventurous paths, like kayaking down a waterfall.

Whatever you pick, you are sure to have a great time. Kayaking works your muscles while giving your mind a break. Your mind will be clear so you can focus on spending time with your family and friends, or on completing that online learning self-assessment when you get back to your hotel room.

You could find a local kayaking tour or a combination of kayaking and snorkeling. If you’re inexperienced and nervous about going on a kayaking tour, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands. Tours make sure you are paired with a buddy and that you do not get left behind. In fact, a tour may be the best way to increase your kayaking skills and feel more confident in the water.


Snorkeling is a huge water sport in Florida and for good reason. The Florida Keys are often perfect for snorkeling and provide calm and clear waters for you to explore. If you have never snorkeled before, this is a great place to start. You can find an experienced guide to take you out for a snorkel. Your guide can help you with the basics of your first snorkel, plus he or she knows exactly where to bring you so that you can see beautiful collections of coral reef and fish.

Snorkeling might seem more intimidating than paddle board or kayaking, but as long as you are prepared for your first trip, you are sure to have a wonderful time. Make sure you rent high quality equipment, practice using it, and learn the basic skills of snorkeling. It might take you more time to feel comfortable snorkeling than kayaking, but the experience of snorkeling is breathtaking when you explore new depths.

Taking a trip to the beautiful coasts of Florida wouldn’t be complete without engaging in water sports. If you’ve yet to try paddle boarding, kayaking, or snorkeling, head out to a local shop or guide and start getting your feet wet!