There are many islands dotting the waters around Florida, but not many disappear and reappear as the tide changes. Disappearing Island is located at Ponce Inlet and is only available by watercraft during low tide. It’s a popular place for boaters, and locals and visitors alike will pack up their beach gear, grills, and picnics and head to the sandy shores. Some companies offer tours that stop at the island, including jet ski tours. Patrons born after January 1, 1988, will need to acquire a temporary Florida boating permit before piloting the jet ski in accordance with Florida law.
Stand Up Paddle Board
Go on an adventure and get a workout at the same time. Stand up paddle board (SUP) is a great way to get outside, get in the water, and get a workout all at once. Many companies offer SUP tours and guided experiences and even yoga routines done on the board. Take a lesson, or if you’re confident in your skills, many beach gear rental companies in the area rent all the equipment you’ll need to create your own SUP adventure on your own schedule.
Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy
Make an even bigger splash with surfing lessons. Family-owned and operated, professional surfer Jimmy Lane and his staff will work with first-timers or advanced surfers to catch a wave with your own board or a rental.
Paradise Power Sports
Rent a gas-powered golf cart or beach cruiser bicycle for a different way to travel. You can rent a two-, four-, or six-passenger golf cart by the hour or for your entire stay in New Smyrna. Golf carts are street legal and you can ride on any road at 35 MPH or less. Carts must be driven by a licensed adult 25 and older). Drive the cart on the beach by accessing the beach ramp when it is open. You must be 18 or older to rent a bicycle.
Lace up your hiking shoes, grab a water bottle and your compass, and head out. The many varied hiking trails and loops offer a challenge for all skill levels. From trails as short as a quarter of a mile to over 20 miles, you can fill all or part of your day.
Parasailing combines air and sea into one exhilarating experience! Take off and land on the boat’s specially designed flight deck as you soar to heights as much as 1,000 feet above the water. Many companies take pictures and videos of your flight and even provide you with a GoPro camera to capture the experience from your point of view as a rider. Ask about weight or age restrictions before booking.
Sea Dogs Dive Center
You won’t be 20,000 leagues under the sea, but you’ll go deep – down to as much as 80 feet – with Sea Dogs Dive Center SCUBA diving. They offer a variety of diving experiences for the novice all the way up to the expert. Explore beautiful reefs or marvel at underwater wreckage. You can even go for a nighttime dive! Non-divers or “bubblewatchers” are welcome for a small fee, space permitting. They allow spearfishing (and offer lessons) with a license and offer lobster hunting during lobster season.
If you’d like to explore the underwater world of New Smyrna Beach but don’t want to go too far beneath the surface, check out one of the many companies that offer snorkeling tours. Some offer day or overnight trips, and many include gear and instruction. If you’re confident in your skills and want to strike out on your own, you can rent your own gear and explore at your leisure.
Many of the boat charter companies dotting the shores of New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area offer deep sea fishing experiences. Head out in search of your next fish story, or fresh fish for a home-cooked lunch or dinner at your accommodations. The Gulf is home to several species, including king and Spanish mackerel, grouper, Mahi Mahi, tuna, and more!
Adventure Trips in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
If you’ve had your share of adventure for one day, head back to unwind in a beautiful vacation rental by Ocean Properties & Management, Inc. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury vacation or long term rental homes or condos in New Smyrna Beach. Choose from a cozy one-bedroom for a solo experience all the way up to a sprawling four-bedroom for a family vacation.