Adventures, both on land and water, are highly sought after here and 30A offers the best there is when it comes to charters and rentals. Summer is high season for favorite warm-weather activities such as fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, cycling, hiking and more. And the beachside communities’ welcome visitors all year long with a plethora of outfits offering the best there is for your budget, time and preferred activity.
Discover best charter and rental ideas along Scenic Route 30A/South Walton including fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, cycling, and ecotourism activities and excursions.
Adventures, both on land and water, are highly sought after here and 30A offers the best there is when it comes to charters and rentals. Summer is high season for favorite warm-weather activities such as fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, cycling, hiking and more. And the beachside communities’ welcome visitors all year long with a plethora of outfits offering the best there is for your budget, time and preferred activity. 30A is also boasts countless fun excursions and aquatic adventures for the whole family, as well as number of reputable ecotourism companies offering an assortment of guided explorations this region’s unique natural environment. So, set some time aside during your 30A summer vacation to indulge in a tailored activity of your choice.
Fishing in 30A is a favorite activity along route 30A.With its access to the Gulf of Mexico and several bays such as the Choctawhatchee Bay, fishing opportunities here are abundant. The Florida panhandle is teeming with all kinds of delicious fish including freshwater fish found in coastal dune lakes such as bass and bream and saltwater species like trout and flounder. There are several fishing charting companies offering customized tours for families and the fishing pro alike. Most outfits provide all the equipment, bait and license responsibilities. And some outfits offer other family-friendly activities such as sightseeing tours, diving tours and crabbing charters.
Jet Ski & Wave runner Rentals
From Santa Rosa Beach-Seaside to Panama City, 30A is the perfect place rent jet skis! You’re close to several departure locations as well as vendor and touring companies. Take in the beautiful sites of the Gulf of Mexico in a high-speed jet ski or explore the calmer waters of St. Andrews Bay and Choctawhacthee Bay. You can choose from premium jet ski island adventures and exciting dolphin tours to affordable family friendly guided tours and one-hour rentals. If you’re new to jet skiing, many vendors provide beginner-friendly instruction. Keep in mind that if you’re born after1988, to drive a jet ski you’ll need to obtain a temporary Florida Boat Course Certificate. The good news is certificates can be purchased online in advance.
With 24 miles of coastline and beautiful beaches, 30A is like no other place in the nation to embark on a kayaking trip of a lifetime. From a short trip of a couple of hours to hourly rates, there are many ways to explore the Emerald Coast by kayak. It’s good to decide what type of kayak you’d like to rent. Kayaks come in sizes: single and tandem. Tandem kayaks can hold two to three people, making them an excellent choice for couples and families. Popular kayaking destinations include Western Lake where you can enjoy the unique ecosystem of a coastal dune lake; Inlet Beach, where you can find a small artificial reef called, Cobia Reef; and Deer Lake where you can paddle past stately Southern Magnolia trees, pitcher plants, and a wide variety of wildlife.
Cycling and Hiking
With over 200 hiking and biking trails winding through state parks and forests, passing dune lakes and preserves, there’s no better way to experience the striking views of 30A. No matter where you’re staying, there are plenty of places to rent bicycles and plenty of trails to choose from. High on the list of beach trails, is the Timpoochee Trail, a 19-milepaved bike path that parallels the entire length of highway 30A and passes through all of its 16 beach communities from Dune Allen in the west to Alys Beach in the east.
30A and South Walton are renowned for their stunning natural environment and biological diversity. From its coastal dune habitats to its lakes, bays and river systems there’s no shortage of serene natural settings to discover and explore. There are several companies offering eco-tour guided services and it’s best to do some research in advance of your trip. Alternatively, you can go on self-guided eco tours in some the area’s best state parks such as Grayton Beach State Park and Deer Lake State Park.
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