Tag: Jet Ski Rentals in Madeira Beach

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 »

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 »

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 »

Don’t Miss the 2018 John’s Pass Seafood Festival

If you love the beach, chances are you can’t get enough seafood. Seafood-loving visitors to Madeira Beach this October are in luck. The annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival will be taking place from Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28 this year. The John’s Pass Seafood Festival is one of the largest seafood festivals in… Read more »

What Exactly is Red Tide?

If you live near or are planning a visit to the ocean, you may have heard the term “red tide,” but chances are you’re not 100% sure what it means. So, what exactly is red tide? Simply put, red tide is a commonly used term for a harmful algae bloom, or HAB. Algae are simple… Read more »

Facts About Dolphins’ Social Structure

When you rent a jet ski from Woody’s Watersports, you’re likely to see a few dolphins. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about them. Here are a few fun facts about dolphins’ social structure: Dolphins are highly sociable mammals. They live in groups called pods, which are composed of two to 40 dolphins. In… Read more »

Here’s How Jet Skis Work

There’s nothing more fun on a hot summer day than hitting the water on a jet ski. But how do jet skis work? The basic principle is pretty cool: jet skis move through water in a similar way to how rockets move through space. Rockets use high-pressure gas to generate thrust, whereas jet skis and… Read more »