Experience These Clearwater Beach Activities on Your Next Vacation

If you’re planning a getaway to St. Pete Clearwater, Florida, there’s no doubt you’re going to want to take advantage of the stunning waters. Sure, you can spend your days lounging around on the beaches in St. Pete and swimming in the waves, but there are lots of more exciting ways to get in the water! Three of the best ways to get your adrenaline rush are by parasailing, snorkeling, and surfing. You can do all of these wonderful Clearwater Beach activities just down the road from our Indian Shores rentals!

parasailing behind a boat


Parasailing is the perfect way to get a birds’ eye view of Clearwater Beach. There are multiple spots in the area where you can take advantage of the opportunity to parasail. At Clearwater Sports, you will be with an experienced parasail captain who can take you on a one-of-a-kind trip through the waters. You’ll be strapped into your safety harness and gently lifted into the air for 10-12 minutes, letting you soak up the sun and the unmatched view.

You can also visit Chute ‘Em Up Parasailing and get a ride on their specially designed winchboat. The winchboat allows you to fly up to three people at a time and be lifted into the air with a winch instead of running on the beach to take off. You’ll be aloft for about 10 minutes, then your captain will slowly lower you down and, if you want, dip you into the water to cool you off!

snorkeling masks drying


One of the best Clearwater Beach water activities for the animal lover in your group is snorkeling. Businesses like ParrotDise Express can take you on incredible excursions to get up close and personal with the area’s most gorgeous marine life. Their 4-hour Anclote Key Snorkeling & Shelling Adventure lets you experience the beautiful St. Joseph’s Sound and everything it has to offer. You’ll even get complimentary drinks on your trip, and yes, alcoholic beverages are included!

Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise is located in nearby Egmont Key and makes for the perfect snorkeling day trip. Even novices will love the snorkeling opportunities here thanks to the calm, shallow, and clear waters. You’ll get to see incredible marine life under the water and can come and go from the boat as you please. Rest assured that you and your family will always be supervised by experienced captains, giving you a safe and exciting excursion.

woman in the ocean with a surfboard

Surf Lessons

Even if you’ve never been surfing before, you can start to learn your next new hobby in Clearwater Beach! Go Skate Skateboard School holds week-long surfing schools to help even the youngest beginners learn how to surf, making it one of the best things to do with kids in St. Pete. You’ll discover how to ride your first wave, properly paddle out, turn, remain steady when going down waves, and do tricks! Classics are perfect for everyone from novices to competition-style advanced levels.

Island Action Sports is another location in the area offering surfing lessons. You’ll learn from an experienced surfer who can teach you everything you need to know to master the waves. In no time at all, you’ll be paddling out, standing, and even riding the waves like a pro! If you’re already a knowledgeable surfer, you can visit Island Action Sports to rent a surfboard. They also rent kayaks, paddleboards, skimboards, beach equipment, and more.

Places to Stay

Once you’ve spent the day enjoying these Clearwater Beach water activities, you’re sure to be tired! Return to one of our Madeira Beach rentals to relax and unwind. St. Pete Clearwater Vacation Rentals offers accommodations all around the St. Pete area, so you’re sure to find the perfect rental for your group. Contact us today to learn more!