Top 5 ways to keep your vacation sporty

Relaxing on beautifully sun swept Navarre Beach is fun and all, but I get it: sometimes we need a little excitement in our lives.

From watersports to breathtaking views, some folks just need a little spice in their life and their vacation. Never fear! Navarre Beach offers excitement too.

With that in mind I present to you the top 5 ways to keep your vacation sporty on Navarre Beach.

  1. Helicopter Tours

Imagine zipping above the world, the shimmering waters of the beach below you as you sail along on a helicopter tour of sunken ships, Gulf Islands National Seashore, historic Fort Pickens and more. Navarre Family Watersports has been offering seasonal tours high in the skies for years. The glass dome-like faces of their helicopters mean you won’t miss a thing.

Tours start at under $50 per person.

  1. Golf

The immediate area around Navarre Beach offers two expansive golf courses for visitors to tee up on. The sweeping greens of Tiger Point Golf Course offer 18 holes overlooking the beauty of Santa Rosa Sound. Skilled or first timers will find a welcoming experience.

The Club at Hidden Creek will also temp golfers with another 18 holes of waterfront fun. An excellent feature of Hidden Creek is the Creekside Southern Grill where upscale southern cuisine awaits.

  1. Kayak or zipline

Just up the road from Navarre Beach is Blackwater River. Adventures Unlimited offers a round trip ride down the river via kayak, canoe or even tube. As you paddle along one of nature’s ancient marvels, take a stop to eat lunch on a sand bar or pull up on the shore to let the little ones splash around.

Adventure’s Unlimited also offers zip line tours that are just what the adrenaline seeker needs. I highly recommend. It’s beautiful. It’s fast. And it’s high up. Not for the easily unsettled.

  1. Paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is a favorite among locals. Whether you just want to get out on the water or even practice some yoga, stand up paddle boards are a unique adventure. It is easy for beginners to break into the sport, and once you start it is hard to stop.

I highly recommend renting a board from Sage Paddle Co. This business was started by a teenaged entrepreneur with a knack for business. Sage has created a state and nationally recognized business that puts outstanding service first. And she is only 15.

Delivery and pick up of the equipment to one of our beautiful beachfront condominiums is free of charge.

So come get your sporty vacation started on Navarre Beach.

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