from shore and off-shore - Fishing is
great! You can chose from one of the public fishing piers. You could fish the surf or you could go on a charter fishing
trip off-shore with one of the many Charter captains or better yet take your own boat,
that you keep docked in your yard!
Dining - Visit one of the island's excellent (and romantic) gulf
restaurants to observe the sun slip behind the horizon. Pack a picnic
dinner (carry out works too), toss a blanket upon the sand, sip a soda
while the kids run and the day fades to night.
Boat - Boating is fabulous. There are so many choices of where to
go. If it's blowing, you can stay in the safety of the inter-coastal waterway and go
as far as you want. On beautiful calm days, the Gulf and Tampa bay are great to
Shop - There are many
interesting little shops on the island that you will enjoy. For more up-scale
shopping, try St Armand's Circle on Longboat Key a few miles to the south. There, you will
find fine clothing shops, galleries and great restaurants
Watch the wildlife - Dolphins are plentiful and can be seen around the piers and
bays. Sea turtles and manatee also live in our waters and can be seen during some
seasons. Thousands of types of birds are everywhere.
Golf - Some of the finest
golf courses in southern Florida are within easy driving distance.
Bicycle - The island is a good place to bicycle. We ride the sidewalks all
over the island.
Play tennis - There
are two public courts on the island.
Parasail - Several
Parasail boats operate from the Cortez Village just across the bridge. If you are
adventurous, you can go single or tandem parasailing.
Jet ski or Kayak - Jet skis or kayaks can be rented at several
local marinas and outfitters.