Sports and Outdoors
The strands of Naples need little introduction. Our warm waters offer so much more than just a memorable day at the beach however. True water enthusiasts can enjoy a number of water sports such as fishing on your own, with a group or guide. Add the incredible other activities such as: parasailing, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, ecotourism, shelling, swimming with dolphins, watching manatees lazily make their way through the calm waters of the back bays, or taking an exhilarating airboat through the Florida Everglades. When you come to Naples, you're never too far from anything.
This is a city closely bound up with the sea it sits besides, and no doubt it's also those waters and miles of sand beaches that draw many to it. You can get out on the water in a variety of ways in proximity to the city shores, whether it be jet skiing in Naples Bay or sailing in the Gulf of Mexico. Beachfront and Bayfront hotels offer parasailing lessons, and many have jetski, windsurfing and other sport. If you are staying at a beachfront or Bayfront property, check ahead with your hotel concierge about available activities on their stretch of beach, or nearby operators that you can contact to reserve equipment or sessions from.
Different locations in and around Naples produce some very different conditions for water sport. Windsurfing, for instance: Naples Bay has winds that usually blow side-onshore, and the water stays fairly shallow, allowing even a beginner to walk his way back to shore if necessary.