This sure is the vacation place to have a lot of fun doing the beaching and watersports. Most every day we goes to one of the beaches are somewhere along the waterfront. We just love these new Kayaks, which feature all the goodies. Completely rigged and ready for fishing or Manatee Sightings! There are a lot of good places to rent watercraft if you're ready to go out on a nice day. We've had really good luck using Backcountry Outfitters as they have all that good stuff and are very experience to help you out. Forget about the big boats, although they are fun too, as the kayak rules around the shallow islands. You can get so much closer to the nature and just wave at the boats much further offshore! You can get a guided tour, if you want an extra special experience. I would do a search on google before you get down here for great paddling destinations in the Florida Keys. You might as well go to the best places or ask them at the shop, because they can show you on the map. Make sure you get out and tour Lignumvitae key.