5 Activities to Make “Father’s Day” a Hit, on the Florida Gulf Coast.

June 7, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

By Tammy DeLosh Activities, Holiday Events No Comments

Tell dad he’s special with a day of spoiling. Whether he’s a golfer, fisherman, or just enjoys relaxing, there is plenty to do that will make his day memorable.

1.You can hang and the beach and still be thrilled with the St. Pete Beach Grand Prix of the sea, Powerboat races. Come see professional AquaX and Powerboat racers navigate the Gulf shores along the beachside of St. Pete Beach, and the sounds of thunder as these power boats fly across the water. Starting June 17, at 10 am through June 18, at 4pm.

2. Take dad golfing at one of these Public courses. A short drive from our rental homes on Anna Maria Island, Clearwater and Siesta Key, try these area courses. Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club ,  Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club, and Cove Cay in Clearwater (727-535-1406 )offering a Father’s Day Special plus lunch Buffet.  *Some courses do adhere to a dress code. Please check ahead of tee time.

3. Charter fishing is a blast whether near shore or out on the Gulf, the fishing is fantastic, this time of year. Snook, redfish, Trout and Flounder are in peak season. If you are up for an exciting challenge, book a charter to hook Tarpon or even Shark.

Near shore fishing on Anna Maria Island FL, call, 5 time World record Fishing champion, Capt. Matt  at 941-447-9888.

The Best offshore fishing Capt. around is found at Stray Dog Offshore Sportfishing, in Cortez FL.  Stray Dog vessel  is 43 ft. in length, and has a 16 ft. beam, which makes her exceptionally stable and functional. Her huge 250 sq. ft. back-deck gives us the room you need to fish six customers at the same time. She fills the bill for the type of stand-up grouper.

Siesta Key Fishing Charters is the largest fishing service For nearshore or deep sea charters. Siesta Fishing Charters will customize any charter to your specific party! All guys, all gals, families, kids? We’ve got you covered! All ages & experience welcome. Phone:(941) 244-3474.          

2 Shea deep sea, scuba and spearfishing, in Clearwater FL. A 2 Shea trip is designed around the premise that everyone enjoys catching fish after fish rather than aimlessly trolling hoping for one hot strike. Phone: (813)-385-2169

Take Dad cruising on the open blue, crystal clear waters, of the Gulf of Mexico.

4. Captain Kim’s Charter Boat & Tours Sightseeing rides, shelling, snorkeling, Cortez FL. Captain Kim has provided quality and affordable boat tours for Anna Maria Island and Cortez, Florida. Specializing in dolphin watching and sightseeing tours, Kim brings her passion for the seas to every boat ride. Our guest have raved about her service and expertise. Fun for the whole family. Phone: (941)920-3307.

5. Learn how to Kiteboard at Kiss the sky~A lesson from a certified instructor is a must, because of the unique challenges this sport presents. Yes, it is an extreme sport, and injury is a possibility, but we can show you how to safely learn the different aspects of it, from understanding the wind and the equipment to learning kite flying and board skills! Steve and his crew are professional, courteous and very patient. Have the time of your life on the bays of the Florida Gulf Coast. Call 941-447-8863

For easy accommodations go to our website at, for the vacation home that is perfect for you. Have a Happy Father’s day!

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