Surrounded by water, Perdido Key is a paradise for everyone who loves the beach, fishing and water sports of every kind. There are beach and water lovers who enjoy the calm, restful experience of lying on the beach working on their tan or catching up on the latest best seller, or maybe strolling along the waters’ edge and hunting for shells. Then there are the beach and water lovers who need a little more; they need to be out on the water to enjoy it. You can do it all here in Perdido Key.
What Perdido Key Water Sports You Can Enjoy
Whether you go for the high octane sport of parasailing and riding jet skis, or lean toward the calmer, more zen-like activities of paddleboarding and kayaking, Perdido Key is the place for you. Bring your own equipment, or make it easy on yourself and just rent from a local business specializing in water sports Perdido Key. When you’re ready for action, you can parasail or windsurf, or ride jet skis. If you have access to a boat, you can get in some waterskiing and wakeboarding.
For a calmer, quieter activity, paddleboarding and kayaking are at the top of the list. Glide through the water and get closer to the fish and wildlife around you. Snorkeling and scuba diving are good options too. The clear waters of the Gulf are perfect for snorkeling around one of the local reefs, and there are some great dive sites in Pensacola and the Gulf area. The USS Oriskany is the largest artificial reef in the world, and the Russian Freighter is not only a great dive, but it’s a great spot for fishing and photography. MBT Divers, Dive Pros, Niuhi Dive Charters and the Down Under Dive Shop are just a few dive shops in the area.
There are many equipment rental businesses in Pensacola and in nearby Orange Beach. Here are just a few located in Pensacola.
Big Lagoon Jet Ski Rentals
Big Lagoon Jet Ski Rentals is located the “big Lagoon” and has a nine square mile big riding area. If you’re new to riding jet skis, this is the place for you. Rent your Sea Doo and everything you need here.
10605 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola FL
If you’re part of a large group, head to Beach Paddlesports where you can rent a pontoon boat. Spend the day out on the water, doing whatever you want – party all day, do some fishing, swim or snorkel around the boat, or just watch for dolphins as you boat along the coast. Their 22’ pontoon boats are outfitted with a full bimini and Bluetooth radios. They also rent paddleboards and kayaks (single or tandem sit-on-top kayaks) and all rentals include paddles and life jackets.
10055 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola FL
Littleheads Kayak Rentals
Littlehead Kayak Rentals rents kayaks and more. Rent a fun glass-bottom kayak! Or, stay with the more traditional tandem kayaks and paddleboard rentals. Rent snorkel gear and fully equipped fishing kayaks for a day of fun water sports Perdido Key. They also offer guided kayak fishing tours, a Kayaking Eco-Tour, and Fishing Charters. They are pet friendly and offer military discounts.
14140 River Rd, Pensacola FL
Open 24 hrs, 251-284-5107