Longboat Key Activities

There are many reasons why Longboat Key is such an extraordinary place. Among them is the abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, fish and a variety of shorebirds. Others find Longboat Key the perfect place for the perfect romantic getaway or just relaxing. Plus the shopping, casual and elegant dining, entertainment, museums and some of the best fishing around…what’s not to love about the special Florida enclave.

We’ve listed just a few of the many exciting (or relaxing) activates you can find during your stay with us.

Happy Paddler – (941) 773-1920

“The highlight of your Florida experience!  Come paddle with wild dolphins, manatees or alligators!  We are nationally certified paddling instructors and highly trained naturalists with a passion for the environment we work and play in.  We keep our tour groups small, our prices right, and our paddlers happy!”


Sarasota Bay Explorers
Looking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We offer several types of eco-tours including our renowned Sea Life Encounter Cruise, Guided Kayak Tours, Nature Safari and private charters aboard the Miss

Parasail Florida
Spectacular views of Anna Maria Island and the Gulf Coast as you soar to new heights. Breathtaking takeoffs, water dips when requested, and smooth landings provided by experienced PAPO & USCG licensed captains and crew are designed to provide the optimal experience. Parasailing is fun and safe for the whole family. Children can fly tandem with adults.

Mote Aquarium
Explore the secrets of the sea with touch pools, shark, dolphin, manatee and sea turtle exhibits and over 100 other species of marine life. Viewable working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Great for children!

Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Tampa

Backyard Bike Shop
Kayak, Paddle Board and Bike rentals, sales and repairs.
5610 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key – (941) 383-5184

Joan M Durante Park
5550 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key.

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