Renting vs Buying a Jet Ski

The vacationers and locals of Madeira Beach Florida love to get out on the water and enjoy some leisurely activities such as jet skiing and boating.   For locals, the year round warm weather can be tempting to buy a jet ski rather than rent. We can assure you that if you rent from Woody’s… Read more »

Things to Do with Kids in St. Petersburg Florida

Planning a trip to St. Petersburg, Florida, with kids in tow? You’re in for a treat—our area is a family-friendly paradise. Here are our top suggestions for things to do with kids in St. Petersburg: Hit the beach No trip to St. Pete’s is complete without visiting a few of our sectacular, kid-friendly beaches. Pack… Read more »

Guide to Madeira Beach Parasailing

Did you know that Woody’s Watersports offers parasailing? Don’t pass up the chance to see Madeira Beach and the Gulf of Mexico from a parasail floating high above it all. Here’s our guide to Madeira Beach parasailing: Choose the right time Earlier in the morning is often best, as the weather is typically less windy…. Read more »

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 »