Many of our homes have fantastic locations on the water. Mintfish and Honeyfish have the most enviable spots on the edge of Bimini Bay. Lemonfish and Plumifsh also have canal settings, and Limefish is just steps to the beach, all giving you the prefect opportunity to enjoy the outside and certainly even get out on the water!
Honeyfish and Mintfish, both sit on deep sail boat water, and have plenty of space and access to moor your own boat, or jet ski’s either that you hire for the duration of your stay, or as some of guests do, bring to the island with them! And all of our canal side homes have access to dock so you can charter a boat for the day and get collected from your house! You can also hire kayaks and paddleboards from our friends at Beach Bums and again keep them at the house. They can provide all the necessary safety equipment too for adults and children, and deliver everything to your rental for when you arrive.
Our friends at Beach Bums also organise Kayak Tours, a few hours out on the water, meandering through our stunning canals and bays to learn about our eco-system and meet some of our island inhabitants. This would include learning orientation on ocean kayaks, (which can be either single or tandem rentals), and proper paddling techniques, so don’t worry if you are a complete beginner, this is still something for you.
As you paddle along a fringe of red mangrove, you will learn about the mangrove system here and its role in Florida ecology. As the tour moves into Anna Maria Sound, you may be lucky enough to find dolphins who often feed in the shallow waters here before you then pass under the Key Royal Bridge and into Bimini bay, in which canals were dredged in the early 1900’s.
The tour then takes you through into a no wake zone, which is a popular hangout for our island manatees, magnificant and gentle creatures, before continuing on to visit three intriguing native habitats. First a bird rookery, where you will see a variety of species, including Roseate Spoonbills, Blue Herons and White Egrets. The onto Mangrove island, where you will have the chance to wade in the sea grass to videw fish eggs, hermit crabs and mullet, with a final stop to an oyster shoal. From there the trip heads out into Tampa Bay, where you will stop at a sandbar and have an opportunity to cool off with a swim, under the shadow of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Tropicana Field. After passing under the City Pier, the tour ends at Bay Front Park, where you can sit back in the shade and enjoy the view!
The tour requires a minimum of four people, so timings and groups are flexibile. Cost is $55 per person which includes your kayak rental This is a truly stunning tour which we thoroughly recommend as a vacation must do!