Category: Florida Family Vacation

Animals You Probably Didn’t Realize Existed in the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is home to a rich variety of wildlife—more than 15,420 species, to be exact. The biodiversity here is truly amazing. Here are some animals you probably didn’t realize existed in the Gulf of Mexico: Killer whales (orcas) Shamu has quite a few cousins in the Gulf of Mexico. About 500 orcas… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Florida Vacation

There’s no doubt about it—Florida is an ideal vacation destination. Beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, great food and an abundance of activities for the whole family should be enough for you to book your ticket right away! Here’s how to prepare for your next Florida vacation: Try to unplug Don’t take work stress with you on… Read more »

Why Are Family Vacations Important?

Have you been promising your kids that you’ll take them on vacation but have yet to do so? Maybe you’ve been creating excuses as to why you haven’t gone; there is too much work to do or there isn’t enough money. It’s time to stop making excuses because family vacations are more important than you… Read more »

Benefits of Soaking Up Some Sun

If you’re renting a jet ski from Woody’s Watersports this spring break, then it’s safe to say that you’re going to be out in the sun a lot. But have no fear: soaking up all of those rays has its benefits—with the right sunscreen protection of at least 30 SPF on, of course. And actually,… Read more »

How to Save for a Vacation

Picture this: it’s Monday morning, and you’re at the office, but your mind is miles away. You’re imagining yourself enjoying cool water, warm sand, maybe a spin on a jet ski …. But then reality kicks in. How will you ever afford a vacation like that? We’re here to tell you not to despair! With… Read more »

Jet Ski Safety Advice

Riding a Jet Ski can be fun and exhilarating, but Jet Skis are powerful machines and can also be dangerous if not used properly. So what can you do to make sure you stay safe on your ride? Proper equipment The U.S. Coast Guard considers Jet Skis to be Class A vehicles, so the rules… Read more »

Hit the Water this Memorial Day!

Memorial Day Watercraft Rental

Can you believe it? The last few weeks have flown by, and Memorial Day is already upon us. That means that this weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season! Since most of us have an extra day to celebrate this weekend, kick off the summer right by spending the day down at John’s… Read more »

Ski On Waves, Not Moguls This Winter

Cold weather got you down? Already looking forward to a hot summer on the beach? Don’t wait! It’s beach weather in sunny Florida! Whether you are planning a family holiday trip, or just need a long weekend away from a cold winter, Madeira Beach, located just 35 minutes west of Tampa, has everything you need… Read more »

Make Pinellas County Your Next Vacation Destination

Pinellas County, Florida is a top vacation destination. With miles of coastal beaches and an astounding 588 miles of coastline, there is no better place to take in the Florida sun. Fishing, boating, sunbathing and taking in the arts are all on visitor to-do lists.   Of the extensive coastline, 35 miles of Pinellas County… Read more »

Do You Need a Special License to Operate Your Personal Watercraft?

If you are wondering if you need a special license to operate your personal watercraft, the answer isn’t black and white. You may not be required in your state to carry a license for personal watercraft operation, but it is highly advised you do receive some form of training to protect not only yourself, but… Read more »