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Longboat Key Outdoor Activities

When planning your trip to Longboat Key, there are lots of fun outdoor activities to partake in to enjoy the great outdoors. If you're seeking to explore the area by water and want to get some exercise, great opportunities include kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). These options allow you to get up close and personal with the native Florida birds and manatees while you paddle through the protected mangroves of South Lido, Ted Sterling Nature Park and the nearby Intracoastal waterway. For those seeking a more relaxed time on the water, consider a powerboat or sailboat charter where the captain and the crew do all the work for you. For information on these and other activities, read below.

Longboat Key Golf

Located at the southernmost tip of Longboat Key is the Longboat Key Club Resort and its two golf courses (open to resort guests and members only). While staying at this luxurious four-diamond beachfront resort, there's nothing better than perfecting your golf swing and playing 45 holes on their two courses, Links on Longboat and Harborside. Whether you're seeking to improve your game or just enjoy a round of golf on your next vacation, they've got you covered. To learn more about the resort or to view rates, click here.

Explore golfing on Longboat Key in this video by The Longboat Key Club Resort.

Longboat Key Golf Courses

Links on Longboat - Longboat Key Club

941-387-1632 (Golf Pro Shop)

(open to resort guests and members only)

220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228  Map
   

Harbourside Course - Longboat Key Club

941-387-1631 (Golf Pro Shop)

(open to resort guests and members only)

220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228  Map
   

Longboat Key Segway Tours

Experience natural Florida and its beauty while standing up on a guided Segway tour though Longboat Key and nearby Anna Maria Island (AMI). Tours are typically 1 to 2 hrs in length allowing you to see all the popular destinations of the area. Tours include training, helmets (you are welcome to bring your own) as well as an experienced tour guide.

Longboat Key Segway Tours

Segs by the Sea

941-209-5970

We offer a Coquina Trail & Longboat Key Segway Tour (90 mins)

AMI Adventure & Rental Center
12208 Cortez Road West, Cortez, FL 34215 Map
   

Zegway by the Bay

941-565-2082

Guided segway tours on Anna Maria Island and the area

Anna Maria Island Center
3228 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL Map
   

Longboat Key Boat Rentals

A Longboat Key boat rental affords you the unique opportunity to explore the area by water at your own leisure. Most powerboats rent for either a half day (4 hrs) or full day (8 hrs) and seat between 4 - 10 passengers. By renting your own personal watercraft, you'll get to see a side of Florida that is not visible by car. Experience beautiful waterfront estate homes, natural Florida mangroves, fish from the boat or even go tubing with the kids.

Longboat Key Boat Rentals

Cannons Marina

941-383-1311

6040 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Map
   

Cannons Marina - Longboat Key Boat Rentals

Longboat Key Boat Charters

While visiting the area, a great way to explore is via a chartered Longboat Key boat tour. Let the captain and the crew handle the navigation while you sit back and relax, take in the breathtaking views and feel the wind in your hair. Explore the pristine waters of Anna Marina, Longboat Key and Sarasota Bay.

Longboat Key Boat Charters

Liquid Limousine Charters

941-383-1235

( Powerboat Charter )

5145 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Map
 

Catherine's Florida Charters

941-893-9590

( Sailboat Charter )

6920 Poinsetta Ave #1, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Map
 

Longboat Key Parks & Recreation

Longboat Key offers nature enthusiasts an ideal landscape to sit back and take in the natural beauty of Florida. The main parks on Longboat Key are Overlook Park, Joan M. Durante Park, Bayfront Park Recreation Center and Quick Point Nature Preserve. Overlook Park, pictured below, is accessed at the southernmost tip of Longboat as you enter the Key and is a popular destination for fishing, outdoor picnics and to simply watch the boat activity heading to and from the Gulf.  Joan M. Durante Park, located next to the popular Euphemia Haye restaurant, offers meandering nature trails, a large covered pavilion and a picturesque pond with a fountain. For more info on each park and the amenities offered, click on the links below.

Longboat Key Parks

Overlook Park

140 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Map
 

Overlook Park (Southern end of Longboat Key)

Joan M. Durante Park

5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  Map
 

Joan M. Durante Park

Bayfront Park Recreation Center

4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Map

Quick Point Nature Preserve

100 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228  Map
 

Longboat Key Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

If you're seeking a great workout while on your Longboat Key vacation, consider renting a paddleboard for your outdoor adventure. Unlike a kayak or a canoe where the rider propels themselves forward in a seated position, the paddleboard is propelled via the rider in an upright standing position, hence the name "Stand Up Paddleboarding" or more commonly known as SUP.  Stand Up Paddleboarding gets it origins from the surfboard and officially became recognized as an official sport in 2013. For your convenience, below are popular Paddleboard rental companies near Longboat Key.
Explore stand-up paddleboarding in this video produced by the SUP Sarasota.

Longboat Key Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Rentals

SUP Sarasota

941-281-0215

We deliver to Ted Sterling Park on Lido Key (just south of Longboat)  Map

Paddleboard through the Lido Key managrove tunnels.
See wild birds, manatees and dolphins in Sarasota Bay.
   

Coastal Watersports

941-400-2740

We're located just north of Longboat Key in Bradenton Beach

Out front of the Silver Surf Beach Resort
1301 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217  Map
   

Longboat Key Kayaking

When staying on Longboat Key, you will not find any kayak rental companies directly on the Key itself as the coastline is lined with beachside resorts and private residences. As such, you will have to take a short 10 minute drive north to Bradenton Beach or South to Ted Sterling Park on Lido Key (south of St Armands Circle) to reach areas that are popular detinations for kayaking though mangrove tunnels and for spotting wildlife. Listed below are popular Longboat Key kayak rental companies for your convenience.

Longboat Key Kayak Rentals

Coastal Watersports

941-400-2740

We're located just north of Longboat Key in Bradenton Beach

Out front of the Silver Surf Beach Resort
1301 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217  Map
   

Bay & Gulf Adventures

941-893-7221

We deliver to Ted Sterling Park on Lido Key (just south of Longboat)  Map

Kayak through the Lido Key managrove tunnels.
See wild birds, manatees and dolphins in Sarasota Bay.
   

Longboat Key Helicopter Tours

Experience the awesome beauty of Longboat Key, nearby St Armands Circle and Sarasota from above with a personalized helicopter tour along the coast and Gulf beaches. Get a personalized bird's eye view of Longboat Key, the spectacular beachside resorts and homes, as well as the coastline and bountiful marine wildlife. Tours are typically in thirty or sixty minute in duration.

Tour the area by helicopter in this video by Florida Suncoast Helicopters.

Longboat Key Helicopter Tours

Florida Suncoast Helicopters

941-355-1259

SRQ Airport
1244 Clyde Jones Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243 Map