Fall in Florida: 4 Waterside Ways to Celebrate

Fall in Southwest Florida certainly has its perks. 

Aside from the gorgeous weather and temps in the 70s and 80s, white-sand beaches within reach, and crystal-clear blue Gulf of Mexico, we also have some pretty spectacular waterfront ways to celebrate the season. 

While Wellen Park’s nine stunning neighborhoods boast resort-style amenities that include swimming pools and sparkling ponds, the entire area is drenched with opportunities for aqua-fun. 

Splash into the season with local paddle-boarding, boating, jet skiing, and fishing near Wellen Park!

SUP Boarding

It is said that fall is the time of year for many things, including balance, as the day and night are the same lengths during the autumnal equinox. 

If you haven’t tried stand-up paddle-boarding, or SUP for short, fall is the perfect time to physically find your own balance on the water. Stand-up paddle-boarding allows you to stand on a large board and use a paddle to glide through the water. 

With various rental options available near Wellen Park, it’s a must-try if you’re looking for a relaxing way to enjoy our glassy bodies of water. 

Take a drive over to SurfIt USA in Sarasota or Island Jet Ski Tours & Rentals in Englewood for paddle-board tours, rentals, and SUP yoga. It’s the perfect waterside way to stay active while capturing the fall breeze. 

Boat Rentals

The bright red, rustic orange, and vibrant yellow colors of fall take on a whole new meaning in Southwest Florida. 

With sunsets like no-other, rent a boat and head out on the Gulf to get in on the autumn-colored action. 

From Venice Boat Rentals to Cool Breeze Boat & Jet Ski Rentals to Island Jet Ski Tours & Rentals, local boating companies around the area allow you to take boats out on your own (with your boating license, of course!) or rent a captain too and sail out for sweet sunset views.

 Jet Ski Rentals

Fall in love with Florida from the water with jet ski rentals! Another great way to catch beautiful sunsets, jet skiing on the Gulf allows you to take full advantage of living so close to the water from Wellen Park.

A few local shops that let you rent jet skis for a few hours or take a tour include Cool Breeze Boat & Jet Ski Rentals in Venice and Island Jet Ski Tours & Rentals in Englewood. 


Lucky for you, fall in Florida means you can keep up with all your favorite waterside activities and even try new ones, such as getting hooked on local fishing spots near Wellen Park! 

If you need to rent equipment, check out Papa’s Bait Shop, a small shack for rental rods, live bait, and quick snacks, halfway down the newly renovated 720-foot Venice Fishing Pier. Other great Venice fishing spots include South Jetty Beach and Caspersen Beach!

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