Kayaking & SUP
Nothing quite beats the freedom of launching your kayak or SUP-board and go wherever your paddles may lead you. So come on, jump in (or on) and explore low-slung mangroves and crystal clear waterways, or choose to discover the beautiful beaches along the pristine coastline–including our award-winning Caladesi Island.
The guys over at Clearwater Beach Paddleboard & Rental Co. have everything you need for a paddling vacation on CWB, along with cool beach gear but also beach chairs and umbrellas.
Paddle Out Adventures have been around for a while, with plenty of awards to boot. All rentals are fitted to your size, and you get a free lesson, too.
Create your own dreamy Insta-worthy memories cruising through crystalline waters in a clear kayak. Get Up And Go Kayaking are currently offering guided tours in numerous locations, including the beautiful Shell Key, with plans of adding Weeki Wachee soon.
Located on Causeway Blvd, which is a popular launch spot, Sail Honeymoon offers kayaks and SUP-boards for accessing Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands only a 15-minute paddle away.
Kayak with manatees over at the crystal clear Weeki Wachee Springs, stop for a picnic and keep a lookout for other wildlife with rentals from Weeki Wachee Kayaking. (They let you keep your vessel all day, as opposed to a 2-hour cap.)
Boating & Watersports
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Clearwater Beach is best experienced in, on or around the water for that ultimate local feel. We’ve collated some top experiences below, no matter if you prefer to maneuver yourself, or let someone else drive.
Over at Totally Tubular you can choose from a range of super fun water activities, including tubing, water skiing or wakeboarding.
If you are looking for a jet ski-rental, BouYah are situated on the beach adjacent to Hilton. They also have banana boats for you and your pals, along with parasailing for a totally different perspective (!)
For the ultimate local experience, rent your own boat over at Clearwater Boat Rentals in the marina and embark on a tour towards Caladesi Island and remote Three Rooker Island. #saltlife
Or, let someone else drive by chartering a pontoon boat over at A Boat A Day. These popular tours are totally customizable depending on your wishes––from shelling to island-hopping and dolphin spotting. Also, a fun option for bachelorette parties!
Take your CWB vacay to new tropical heights cruising around in your own floating, BYOB Tiki Bar. Just hit up Cruisin’ Tikis to rent yours.