With 825 miles of shoreline, Florida has plenty of opportunities to engage in water sports. There are also numerous lakes in the Sunshine State to explore. Jet Ski Madness recently named Florida as a top place to Jet Ski in the country.

“Finding the finest spots to jet ski might be challenging because there are so many interesting and fun water bodies all throughout the United States. This guide will lead you to places that have more to offer than just a nice place to go boating,” the feature explains.

In total, Jet Ski Madness highlights 13 of the best places to Jet Ski in the United States. Of the 13, six of the destinations are in Florida. From lakes to rivers to oceans to islands, there are jet ski options everywhere.

Lakes and Rivers

The story lists Lake Weir and the Kissimmee River as popular jet ski spots. Though they are more inland than the rest, these two locations are spacious. Lake Weir is fresh water.

Beaches

Miami Beach and Panama City Beach are spotlighted here as the two places to go if you want a beach day jet ski experience. Jet Ski Madness points out the beautiful scenery you may find while jet skiing in Miami. In addition to the city skyline, it’s common to find manatees on the southeast coast. Panama City Beach, however, has over ten places where you rent jet skis right along the shoreline. There are 27 miles of white sand beaches to cruise down here.

Islands

Finally, the island options to jet ski in Florida are simply breathtaking. The Keys offer certain excursion routes to hop on a jet ski. Why explore the islands on land when you can do it from the ocean? Marco Island, on the southwest side of the state, also offers a plethora of jet ski options. Certain resorts like the Marriott have rentals available in their beach area. As Jet Ski Madness states, you may even see a dolphin while jet skiing in the Gulf of Mexico on Marco Island.

2 Florida Locations Have the Bluest Water in America

Travel and Leisure recently published a report that details 10 of the most stunning bodies of water in country. From sunny ocean spots, to lakes, to waterfalls these locations are simply breathtaking. Included in the list were two Florida locations that have the bluest water in America.

Dry Tortugas National Park

This is one of the most unique spots in the country. Dry Tortugas National Park lies west of Key West, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. It is made up of seven small islands and that are surrounded by coral reef. The park enclosed is roughly 47,000 acres. To arrive here, you must either take a boat or a seaplane. Therefore, it is not accessible by car.

Describing its blue waters, Travel and Leisure says, “Most of it is placid, turquoise, and filled with colorful marine life, making for some of the best snorkeling in the Sunshine State.”

Devil’s Den

Another destination recognized in the report was Devil’s Den. This spring is situated in Willston, about 20 miles south of Gainesville. It is a natural cave that is privately owned. The water has been known to consistently register around 72 degrees regardless of season. One of its main attractions is scuba diving. In fact, it is also a scuba training center where diving is available seven days a week. However, you must have proper certification as it the water has a maximum depth of 54 feet. Their are four lodging cabins at Devil’s Den. The property contains 120 feet of surface diameter.

Also mentioned on Travel and Leisure’s list was Crater Lake in Oregon, Jenny Lake in Wyoming, and Tenaya Lake and Lake Tahoe in California. Havasu Falls in Arizona was the spotlighted waterfall. Finally, as for beaches with the brightest blues, Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico and Lanikai Beach in Hawaii were among the best.

These two Florida locations that have the bluest water in America were the only east coast spots to make this feature.

  • Dry Tortugas National Park

    This home of Fort Jefferson offers swimming, fishing, and camping. Furthermore, it also has a wide array of bird life. You can bring your own boat up to the park, which offers various tours throughout the day. Or perhaps you’d prefer to hop in a kayak or on a paddleboard and simply explore the turquoise blue waters, that’s an option as well.

    Seaplane at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

  • Devil's Den

    Devil’s Den has a dive platform in the middle due to its high level of Scuba and snorkel attraction. In addition, you must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult to visit. Their website explains the history by detailing, “On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney opening. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil’s Den.”

     

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