Author: Woody's Watersports

How to Protect Manatees When Boating

Manatees are among Florida’s best-loved animals. While they are no longer endangered, they are still considered “threatened,” so if you enjoy boating or jet skiing, it’s important to take steps to protect them. Here’s how to protect manatees when boating: Avoid boating over shallow areas and seagrass beds, where manatees tend to feed. Look out… Read more »

Climb Aboard and Drift Away on Florida Tiki Tours

Great news! Woody’s Watersports is now partnered with Florida Tiki Tours, the newest and coolest water experience in Madeira Beach. The entire family will enjoy a relaxing tour around Johns Pass in a fun, Hawaiian-style tiki hut. You and up to five additional guests will have 90 minutes of the full island experience. Bonus: you… Read more »

What to Know Before Parasailing in Madeira Beach

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, there are a whole host of watersports that you should think about trying. From waterskiing to wakeboarding, you can experience an adrenaline rush like no other while you’re out on the water. But for the ultimate rush, you should consider parasailing for the first time. It’ll send you soaring high… Read more »

Tips for Putting a Wetsuit On

In the winter months, when the Gulf of Mexico is chilly, you’ll want to put on a wetsuit to keep yourself warm when you’re out jet skiing on the water. However, it can be challenging to get into your wetsuit: the neoprene can stick and bunch when you try to pull it over your skin…. Read more »

Six Facts About the Gulf of Mexico

How much do you know about the Gulf of Mexico? Here are some fun facts: The Gulf of Mexico is the largest gulf on the planet as well as the ninth-largest body of water, covering some 600,000 square miles. If it were stretched across land, it would spread all the way from New York City… Read more »

What to do on New Year’s Eve in St. Petersburg

Planning a visit to St. Petersburg, Florida, for New Year’s Eve? Get ready to enjoy great weather, delicious seafood, beautiful beaches and more. While you’re in St. Petersburg, ring in 2019 at one of these fun events: Toast by the Coast This fancy soiree at the TradeWinds Island Resorts will feature an open bar, a… Read more »

Manatee Migration: Where Do They Go in the Winter?

Swimming Manatee

Now that the weather is getting cooler, animals are starting to migrate. One animal that begins its migration during mid-November is the manatee. Manatees are on the move looking for warmer bodies of water in the fall, seeking out more comfortable places to stay during the chillier winter months. During their migration period, they have… Read more »

Salt Water and Jet Skis

Salt Water and Jet Skis

At Woody’s Watersports, we know how much you love riding Jet Skis, especially in Florida, where the weather is always rocking and fun in the sun is almost inevitable. But it isn’t all fun and games. You need to take care of your personal watercrafts, especially here where salt water is king. We often have… Read more »

Horsepower and Speed on the Water

When you’re at the beach, the best way to fully balance relaxation and thrills is to glide across the water on a personal watercraft. It is a must-do experience for anyone looking to get the most out of their vacation. Imagine yourself in sunny Florida. You have a week off from work with is no… Read more »

Jet Skiing: More Exercise than You Might Think

Jet skiing is a fun and exciting water activity, but did you know that it’s also great exercise? While you might not think so, riding a personal watercraft engages several different muscle groups, making it a wonderful way to work out and keep in shape. Let’s take a closer look at how riding a Jet… Read more »