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John's Pass / Madeira Beach, Florida is abundant with outdoor activities, including charter fishing, manatee/dolphin watching, golf, animal sanctuaries, parks and gardens, historical sites, snorkeling and scuba diving, and all water sports, like jet skiing and boating. The following list includes outdoor activities from our favorite local business sure to make your Florida vacation a memorable one.
Complete with dark caves, old pirate ships, tricky corners, and 20 to 30 American Alligators, Smugglers Cove Mini Golf in Madeira Beach supplies fun for the whole family! Enjoy 18 holes of golf while feeding gators and showing off your superior putt-putt skills.
Travel around Upper Boca Ciega Bay on the 54-foot Sea Adventure boat. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed, but also keep an eye out for sea-turtles, manatees and many other marine birds and fish! All cruises are narrated, with drinks (free beer!), snacks, and a bathroom provided.
The Florida Botanical Gardens are located 20-25 minutes from your vacation rental. Between five major gardens, you'll enjoy beautiful flowers and plants as far as the eye can see. If you're visiting during the holidays, come see the Christmas lights at the Botanical Gardens.
Looking for tranquility in the St. Pete area? Hop on the famous Shell Key Shuttle to enjoy a full day of snorkeling, shelling, or just a peaceful picnic. Please be mindful that this is also a haven for wildlife and some areas of the preserve are reserved for animals only.
The Suncoast Sea Bird Sanctuary is a nonprofit charity dedicated to saving and protecting local birds. The sanctuary allows guided and educational tours through its gardens and cages, and you can interact with the birds that are unable to survive on their own in the wild.