Start your day with a hotel pickup from Orlando, and travel toward the Gulf of Mexico — your destination for the day. After roughly 1.5 hours on the road, hop off your coach and make the most of 7-8 hours of free time at Clearwater Beach to relax.
Snorkel gear and other watersports equipment are available to rent, but if your idea of beach bliss is more ‘basking with a book,’ you can rent a beach chair and umbrella instead. Head to Pier 60 to see pelicans gathering for the fishermens’ daily catch, and visit the marina cafe for lunch. A voucher for food is included, but drinks are at your own expense.
Want to do more? Upgrade your day trip with one of these options:
Clearwater Sea Screamer Experience: (1 hour)Hop aboard the Sea Screamer, a speedboat that’s said to be one of America’s largest. Cruise around the Gulf of Mexico’s must-see spots including Sand Key Park and Clearwater Harbor, and then hit the open water. Reaching speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kmph), the boat zips you around the sea. Hold on tight, and keep an eye out for passing bottleneck dolphins that dip in and out of the wake.
Deep-Sea Fishing Experience: (4 hours)On the calm waters around Clearwater Beach, head out on a deep-sea fishing expedition that’s suitable for first-timers, families and pro fishermen alike. Taking you to some of the most productive reefs in the Florida area, the trip allows you to catch (or, try to catch) a variety of fish such as sea bass, grouper, tarpon and more. You can release the fish back to the water, or take them home — just remember to bring a cooler.