Boat tours and charters are available for deep-sea fishing, dolphin watching, sunset crusing or visits to Egmont Key for shelling, snorkeling, checking out historic Fort Dade or observing the tortoises.
Depending on the activity you choose, there are options for sailboats, catamarans, cruisers, skiffs or pontoon boats.
A fun activity for the family is horse swimming and horse surfing in Palma Sola Bay just adjacent to Manatee Avenue. Ride along the beach on horseback and venture into deeper water where the horses start to swim, a most amazing experience for the rider. You can book with C Ponies or The Real Beach Horses.