Summer is here, which means it is time to find the best water sports that Sarasota has to offer! As one of the top places for summer vacations, this city has many activities for you to enjoy in its refreshing waters.

Siesta Key Water Sports

The number-one rated place for jet skiing and other water sports is Siesta Key Watersports. This company offers much more than just those two activities, though; there are also boat rentals, dolphins tours, sunset cruises, and fishing charters. 

Siesta Key Watersports deliver what you would expect from any type of water sports: a quality experience that's also a lot of fun! Unique to Sarasota, they also have banana boat rides, which are perfect for the kids. Young ones have a blast being pulled by the boat to and fro on Siesta Key Beach, making it a day to remember. 

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Siesta Paddle Sport

Another Siesta Key favorite is Siesta Paddle Sports as their customers rave about the fun times they have with this company. Their most popular rental are the paddle boards, as their name suggests. They provide quality equipment, so you're sure to have a wonderful day of paddle boarding.

One of the best advantages to renting from Siesta Paddle Sports is their free delivery service. They'll bring paddle boards wherever you are: your home, hotel, the beach. You name it! Having your paddle boards delivered is convenient and makes your water sports day hassle-free.

Siesta Key Sailing

Sailboating is on the top lists of best water sports in Sarasota. With the perfect weather and waves for this water sport, Key Sailing makes it possible for you to take a whirl. Sailboating is captivating it gives you the opportunity to see beautiful views and relax in the sun on customized seating like bean bag chairs. 

Key Sailing also offer affordable prices at $60 per person for two hours or $80 for 3 hours. They also serve chocolate on board, so that's a bonus for the chocolate lovers out there!

I Kayak Sarasota

Water sports are already fun in themselves, but how about adding a little adventure? I Kayak Sarasota offers a thrilling kayaking tour through the mangrove tunnels, bays, and estuaries. You may even spot a few manatees here and there during the tour.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you'll learn about the waters, have a blast, and get your work out in. The price for this tour is just $50 for singles or $90 for tandems, so grab a friend and hit the waters! 

Parasail Siesta

The original parasailing service in Siesta Key, Parasail Siesta is the perfect option for those of you who want to fly above the sparking waters of Sarasota. Parasailing is one of the most loved water sports as it ensures a great time and a stunning view, and anyone can do it!

Recent customers have a lot to say about how friendly the staff are and how great their experiences were. You can enjoy a ride for just $90 unless you have 6 or more people as they will deduct $5 per parasailer or deduct $10 each for a group of 10 or more.

Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters

Lastly, one of the best water sports in Sarasota, of course, is fishing! There are a ton of options because fishing is so popular here, but one of the best charters to go with is Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters. The Captain is friendly, flexible with your schedule, and knows the greatest spots to take you and your friends to catch the most fish.

Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters charges $380 for a four-hour trip with four people and $320 for one person, so bring three of your friends to get the biggest bang for your buck! They also provide refreshments on board and will fillet your fish at no extra cost.

There are plenty of options, but the best water sports in Sarasota make for an incredible summer day.

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