Top 8 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Navarre Beach

Did you ever think there would be a way to make the beach even more fun than it already is?

Navarre Beach is chock full of fun watersport rentals that can take your beach vacation to the next level! Whether you’re pumping up your adrenalin on a jet ski or fitting in a workout by stand-up paddleboarding, watersports are a great way to get outside and take advantage of the calm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Here are some great ways to get out on the water when you’re in Navarre Beach:

Boat on water during sunset
Photo by iger @laurabarsh

1. Sailing
Let the wind lead the way when you rent a Hobie Cat Sailboat for the day. Hobie Cats are a smaller version of catamarans and are perfect for any age, size, or level of experience. Hobie Cats are known for their ease of rigging, which makes sailing more enjoyable for any captain and first mate. Rent a sailboat starting at $60 an hour through Navarre Beach Ski & Sail.

2. Stand Up Paddleboard
Catch some rays while getting in a workout on stand-up paddleboards. Stand-up paddleboards, also known as SUPs, allow for unique workouts with a beautiful view. Sage Paddle Company rents out paddleboards for half a day starting at $50.

3. Waverunners
Race along the coastline on a personal Waverunner. If you’re 18 years or older, wave runners are the perfect way to turn an ordinary beach day into an extreme adventure! Ride solo or take someone for a spin on the emerald waters starting at $70 for a half-hour through Navarre Family Watersports

4. Bodyboarding
The waves on Navarre Beach are typically pretty gentle. But you can still catch a wave and enjoy a great ride with a bodyboard. Most stores in the area sell affordable bodyboards, so grab one on your grocery run and hang ten!

Surfer body boarding

5. Boating
Whether you’re looking for fun, adventure, or both, Navarre Beach has your boating options covered. Grab 12 of your closest family and friends and rent out a pontoon boat starting at $295 for a half-day from Navarre Beach Ski & Sail. For the serious boat enthusiast, rent a charter boat that will take you all the way out to explore the deep seas. Charter boats start at $400 for 4 hours and 3 people from Navarre Beach Inshore Charters.

6. Fishing
Charter boats are a great way to catch fish like Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Flounder, and more, but you don’t have to rent anything to fish from the Navarre Beach Pier! Grab a pole and some bait and make your way out to the longest fishing pier on the Gulf.

photo of kayak in water
Photo by iger @suzanne_hirst

7. Kayaks
Go solo or double up for a great upper-body workout. Navarre Beach Kayaks provides sunset kayak tours for only $50 per person with a group of 4 or more, and $60 per person with a group of 2-3. 

8. Snorkeling
The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and Artificial Reef allow visitors to get up close and personal with all kinds of marine life and their ecosystems. Many stores in the area sell masks and snorkels, so gear up before you head out to the reef!