Siesta Key Area Recreation

If you like to spend time in the outdoors, there is an abundance of things to do on and off the Key to keep you active. In addition to walking the beach, and biking, there is boating, fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, golf, and tennis.

Tennis on Siesta Key

When making your room reservations, you will find that many of the accommodations have their own tennis courts. The Siesta Key Public Beach also has lighted tennis courts that are free to the public.

Fishing and Boat Rentals
Myakka Treetop Walkway

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes fishing, then Siesta Key is the spot for you. Whether you want to fish in the bay or the Gulf, from a pier or in a boat, the fishing holes are as varied as the type of fish you will catch. If you want to rent a boat or take an excursion with a captain, you will find a day on the water as breathtaking as catching the “big one”. Some of the fish you may catch in our waters include Cobia, Flounder, Grouper, Redfish, Snapper and Snook, to name a few.

Please note that a fishing license is required, and you can get one at any sporting goods store.

Hook Sarasota

Hook Sarasota Phone: (941) 870-4349

Book a day on the beautiful waters of Sarasota Bay. We provide fishing charters, eco-tours, and private island hopping! Call today for more details.
Kathleen D Sailing

Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans Phone: (941) 870-4349
Address: 2 Marina Place, Sarasota, FL 34236

Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans provide comfort, style, safety and experience. Our catamarans provide a flat, stable, easy ride. No hanging on, no leaning and no getting wet. Each boat is equipped with full size bathrooms and are USCG certified and inspected. Our Captains hold USCG Master Licenses and have years of sailing experience. Departing from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Marina Jack in Downtown Sarasota, we offer flexible schedules for your convenience.
Key Sailing

Key Sailing Phone: (941) 346-SAIL (7245)

Come alone or with the family reunion/birthday wedding to YOUR yacht with attention to every detail. Sarasota’s most affordable, customized charter/Voted #1 with multiple awards. Marina Jack’s only official educational sailing vessel by Sarasota County proclamation. Day in the city named after U.S. Coast Guard Master Capt. Tim Solomon. Pose with the key to the city on board. Bay front veteran’s park named in honor of Jan’s father, Chaplain Hamel. Let us show you our hometown!

Top Golf
Myakka Treetop Walkway

With its mild year-round climate, and abundance of area golf courses, Sarasota is the perfect place to take in a round of golf. The courses are beautifully manicured, and provide a sanctuary for native wildlife. No matter what your skill level or handicap, you will find our local golf courses to be both challenging and fun. Sarasota, along with neighboring Bradenton, boasts a number of public, semi-private and private golf courses.

Serenoa Golf Club

Serenoa Golf Club Phone: (941) 925-2755
Address: 6773 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota

Enjoy a round of golf at one of the top 100 courses in Florida, and one of the top three in Sarasota! Serenoa Golf Club is Siesta Key’s closest public golf course. Located east of I-75, the course is a 20 minute drive. Book your tee time at (941) 925-2755 or online at

Public courses in Sarasota include:
Bobby Jones Golf Club (941) 365-4653
Lake Venice Golf Club (941) 488-3948
Rolling Green Golf Club (941) 355-7621
Serenoa Golf Club (941) 925-2755
Village Green Golf Club (941) 922-9500

Public courses in neighboring Bradenton include:
Buffalo Creek Golf Course (941) 776-2611
The Links at Greenfield Plantation (941) 747-9432
Manatee County Golf Course (941) 792-6773
River Run Golf Links (941) 708-6331
Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour (941) 746-2696

For those of you looking to improve your game, The David Leadbetter Golf Academy/IMG Academies in Bradenton is known around the world as the place “Where Players Train”. To speak with one of their trained professionals please phone them at 941-752-2600.

Top Jet Ski Rentals & Parasailing
Siesta Key Watersports

Siesta Key Watersports Phone: (941) 921-3030
Address: 1536 Stickney Pt. Rd.

Jet Ski Rentals:
Our jet skis accommodate 1-3 people, and include gas, life-jackets and wet suits. We offer 1, 2, 3, 4 hour and all day rentals. See lots of marine and wildlife. Pelicans, ospreys and a large variety of gulls and terns fly about. Bottle nose dolphin and manatees are often spotted!

Parasailing with Siesta Key Watersports will be the “highlight” of your trip. We utilize the newest technology systems to provide a safe, soft, controlled parasailing experience. Our captains are US Coast Guard certified and have years of parasailing experience.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Travelers Checks and Cash. Reservations suggested.

Top Kayak Tours and Rentals
Liquid Blue Outfitters

Liquid Blue Outfitters Phone: (941) 306-1220

We offer daily kayak tours, kayak rentals, and paddleboard rentals with free resort and beach delivery. Rated the number one activity in Sarasota on TripAdvisor!