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Run in the Halloween Hustle 5K and Jet Ski After!

Looking for a fun 5K to run before the holidays are upon us? Let’s face it; there will be plenty of parties with friends and family—and tons of food. Why not get a little hustle in while you still can? Speaking of which, the Halloween Hustle 5K is right around the corner, and it’s in…

Visit Us During John’s Pass Seafood Music Festival

Are you a seafood lover? If so, head to Madeira Beach, Florida, for John’s Pass Seafood Festival from October 26th to the 29th! This is the #1 rated festival in Pinellas County, one of the longest running seafood festivals in the country, and best of all, it’s free! In its 36th year, the festival is…

Embrace the Summer Heat by Riding the Waves

As you may know, summers in Florida are consistently hot and humid. Locals tend to jump from air conditioner to air conditioner during the day and the pool in the evening. But why not embrace summer a little more? We think being on the water during Florida’s hot season is a great way to cool…

Dolphin Crossing: How to Handle Seeing Dolphins During Your Ride

Encountering Dolphins in Madeira Beach

One of the best parts about hanging out at Woody’s Watersports is that sometimes riders have a chance to see a few of the local, friendly dolphins stop by for a swim! Check out this video we posted recently to our Facebook page of some dolphins swimming around our dock area.

Five Facts About Manatees for National Manatee Day

National Manatee Day

Florida has spent the last three decades trying to increase the number of manatees that live in the waters just off the coast of the state. Back in the early 1990s, there were only about 1,300 of them. It’s why federal wildlife officials eventually placed them on the endangered species list.

When’s the Best Time to Visit Florida?

Madeira Beach Vacation

When it comes to vacation destinations within the United States, there are few places as enjoyable as Florida. College kids go there for school breaks, families love the abundance of activities, and seniors love the warm weather. While Florida seems like a great year-round destination, there are actually better times than others to visit. So…