If you’re looking for some of the best waterways to explore in the country, look no further than the sunshine state. Florida features over 1,800 miles of coastline and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams. Some visitors bring their own boat or opt to rent one, but there are other options for travelers such as taking a cruise or boating tour. 

Here are some of the top cruises and tours that you’ll want to check out in sunny Florida:

Tarpon Springs

Take a boat tour from the Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock where you tour the Anclote River while learning some history about Tarpon Springs. You will also be able to gaze out on the gulf waters and spot dolphins as well as make a stop on the beautiful Anclote Key, a white sand barrier island that is only reachable by boat. 

Celebrity Spotting at Miami Beach

Many celebrities pay millions of dollars for a home with waterfront views in Miami. If you want to see some gorgeous celebrity homes and even possibly spot a celebrity themselves, take a boat tour departing from Miami’s festive Bayside Marketplace. On this tour you will cruise by Fisher Hibiscus and Star Islands home to Sean Combs, Rosie O’Donnell, Gloria Estefan, Shaquille O’Neal and more!

Water Taxi Hopping

One of the best ways to see the Halifax River and Ponce Inlet in New Smyrna Beach is by water taxi. This isn’t a formal tour, but it consists of a two hour route with five stops. You can get off at these stops to grab a meal, go shopping, visit galleries, and just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Sunset Boat Cruising in Key West 

Cruise offshore and enjoy watching the sun go down out in Key West. Choose from an “all you can drink” party boat with dancing and music or a more quiet, historic option such as Florida’s Official Flagship, The Schooner Western Union, with wine, champagne, beer, and soft drinks.

Airboating Through the Everglades

This is unlike any other boating experience you’ll ever endure. You will travel by airboat at thrilling speed through water and swamp while also seeing various wildlife. Two popular operators are the Cooperstown Airboats and Airboats at Midway.

If you are ever in the area, stop on by Riviera Dunes Marina for all your boating needs!