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ST. PETE BEACH WATER RECREATION

WATER SPORTS AT THE BEACH

Fuel your sense of adventure with water sports at St. Pete Beach

Let the Gulf of Mexico fuel the family fun. A stay at TradeWinds Island Resorts comes loaded with more water sports at the beach than any other Florida resort. From snorkeling to diving to paddleboarding, awaken your senses with these St. Pete Beach activities. Among the water recreation fun you’ll find at TradeWinds Island Resorts:

Floating Cabanas
Best Beach Resorts Floating Cabanas
ISLAND GRAND

$20/hour

Reserve the Fun: Call the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294

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What could be more relaxing than sunning on a giant raft – big enough for four – while floating gently in the Gulf?

Stand-Up Paddleboards
paddleboard rentals in St. Pete
ISLAND GRAND

$30/half hour, $45/hour

Reserve the Fun: Call the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294

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Cruise the award-winning coastline on a stand-up paddleboard, not to be confused with the also-available paddleboats. This adventure is perfect for beginners who want to explore the Gulf’s beauty or for athletes who want to paddle their way to a great core workout.

Floating Water Park - currently open Sat./Sun. only
floating waterpark at TradeWinds
ISLAND GRAND

$16/hour (open Sat./Sun.)

TradeWinds’ 15,750-square-foot Floating Water Park, located just off the shore of Island Grand, is Florida’s ultimate beach splash! Enjoy inflatable slides, floating trampolines, ocean loungers and island rafts, all in the Gulf’s warm waters just off St. Pete Beach.

Hours of Operation:
March 15 - Aug. 15: open everyday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last session at 3 p.m.)
Aug. 16 - Jan. 6: open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last session at 3 p.m.)
Jan. 7 - March 15: closed for the season

Operation of the Water Park is subject to a variety of weather and water conditions including rain, lightning, wind, surf or tides, and may close or suspend operation due to any of these conditions. As soon as conditions permit safe operation, the park will re-open.

Wave Runners
jet ski rentals in St. Pete
ISLAND GRAND

$80/half hour; $140/full hour

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

727.367.7144 CLICK TO CALL

Glide over the Gulf of Mexico on a Wave Runner. At the helm of your own jet ski rental, discover Tampa Bay by water. Visit the yellow Beach Hut behind TradeWinds Island Grand. Wave Runners are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guest must be at least 15 years old to drive with a parent. Guests ages 18 to 32 years old, with a boating license, can drive solo. Anyone born prior to 1988 does not need a boating license. TradeWinds' guests receive a 10% discount during their stay.

Banana Boat Rides
banana boat rides st. pete
ISLAND GRAND

$35/rider

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

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Ride the ocean waves and cruise the coastline on a banana boat ride. Fun for the whole family. Visit the yellow Beach Hut behind TradeWinds Island Grand. Banana Boat rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The 6th person is free, with a party of 6 people riding together. TradeWinds' guests receive a 10% discount during their stay.

Parasailing
snorkeling in Tampa
Island Grand

$85/person; $40/parasail observer

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

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Get a birds eye view of St. Pete Beach. If you’re ready to soar above the sea on a parasail, check into the yellow Beach Hut behind TradeWinds Island Grand. Parasailing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. TradeWinds' guests receive a 10% discount during their stay.

Sand Dollar Island Sunset and Brews Cruise
sunset and brews cruise in St. Pete
ISLAND GRAND

$60/adult; $45/child

Book online with Suncoast Watersports at FunStPete.com or call

727.367.7144 CLICK TO CALL

Enjoy a ride out to Sand Dollar Island and encounter dolphins on the way. Search for shells and sand dollars, and on the way back, enjoy a world-class sunset and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. Sunset Cruise departs nightly, directly on the beach behind TradeWinds Island Grand, and leaves 2 1/2 hours before sunset. Book directly on FunStPete.com. TradeWinds' guests receive a 10% discount during their stay.

Shelling + Dolphin Watch Cruises
Florida dolphin cruises
Island Grand

$40/adult, $30/child ages 3-12

Reserve the Fun: Call Adventure Cruises 727.492.4502

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Experience nature up close on the Shelling and Dolphin Watch Cruise. Encounter dolphins in the wild on this dolphin-watch certified cruise, then stop off at the Shell Key Preserve for some shelling, a family-favorite hunt for shells.

Snorkeling Trip
snorkeling in Tampa
Island GrandRumFish Beach Resort

$50/adult, $40/child under 12

Reserve the Fun: Call Adventure Cruises 727.492.4502

Snorkel in the pristine waters surrounding historic Egmont Key State Park, accessible only by boat. Stop off at the park for a shore excursion to explore the Lighthouse, constructed in 1858, or Fort Dade, built 40 years later — all situated within the park’s National Wildlife Refuge.

Diving
scuba diving in Tampa
Island GrandRumFish Beach Resort

Varies based on dive excursion

Reserve the Fun: Call the Outfitter Shop 855.446.8834 or 727.329.1408

One of the most extensive, well-maintained artificial reef systems is located in Florida’s Gulf Coast. A combination of reef rebuilding efforts and Florida’s limestone ledges, the Gulf is home to amazing dive sites, including some of the area’s most amazing shipwrecks. Learn more

Fishing
tampa fishing charters
RumFish Beach Resort

Varies based on fishing excursion

Reserve the Fun: Call the Outfitter Shop 855.446.8834 or 727.329.1408

If you’re staying at (or playing at) RumFish Beach Resort, you’ll notice we have a certain love for deep sea adventures, including fishing. At TradeWinds Island Resorts, venture off on a fishing adventure. Let our inshore and offshore adventures lure you to fun. Learn more

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paddleboard rentals at tradewinds

SUP Tickets

For your convenience, you can claim your paddleboard tickets online. SUP boards can be rented on an hourly basis, the perfect way to explore the shoreline of this two-resort destination.

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