Watersports Activities Blog
Calm seas = lovely conditions May 13, 2013
What I love about the weather in the keys is one day its really breezy, the next day its flat calm and like a lake out there PLUS perfect visibility. Like today on our snorkle trip!
Local mangroves April 30, 2013
There are thousands of species of Flora and Fauna that are found in the keys. One of our favorites are the mangroves. Here are a couple fun facts that will help you differentiate between the three different types.
Red mangroves- found closest to the water, has arching prop roots that make it look as though the tree is walking across the surface of the water.
Black mangroves- found farther inland, is surrounds by many finger-like roots. Their leaves excrete excess salts through special glands.
White mangroves- found farthest inland, has thick, light green leaves, the same color on both sides.
Adventuring April 24, 2013
Well now that the April showers have passed we are enjoying the beautiful sunny days of summer. Today we went jetsking with a family from Conneticut. We are also training a new associate to be an exceptional jet ski guide, as you can see he already loves his job! Welcome Elio!
Spring Break 2013 March 11, 2013
Spring Break is one of our favorite times of year in the keys. Wonderful weather and great events - Its usually kicked off by the local Seafood Festival in Marathon and lasts about a month and a half. That month and a half is filled with happy guests, so excited to be away from school and families looking to keep the kids busy. Luckily for them we have plenty of activities to keep even the most restless child (or adult) busy. If your joining us later in the month we will also be having our famous Moonlight and Margarita cruise on March 27th! Details to follow...
Are you ready for Moonlight and Margaritas March 11, 2013
We are excited to announce our famous Moonlight and Margarita cruise will be taking place this month on Wednesday March 27th. On board we will have beer, wine, bottled water, soda and of course MARGARITAS! Reservations are booking up fast! Give us a call to reserve 305.743.0145
A little riddle for safe boating December 12, 2012
It's always good to remember this simple riddle when boating in the Keys. White, White, you just might Brown, brown run aground Green, green nice and clean, Blue, Blue sail on through.
Trip Advisor December 8, 2012
Trip Advisor is a excellent source of information when planning your vacation. The reviews are first hand and done by everyday people such as you and me. We hope everyone enjoys our activities as much as we enjoy them and we would love to hear how your experience went! Head over to TripAdvisor.com and search for Sundance Watersports. We look forward to hearing from you!
All I want for Christmas is... December 6, 2012
Fun on the water with Sundance Watersports. If you are struggling with gift ideas for that special someone, why not purchase them a gift card for one of our fun activities. Whether it's parasailing or jet leving, our activities will sure bring your loved one a experience they won't forget.
Its beginning to look alot like Christmas! December 2, 2012
Last night Hawks Cay hosted a beautiful boat parade that we were lucky enough to be a part of. As part of the Christmas in the Keys celebration, this was definitely our favorite event, coming in a close second was the golf cart parade the evening before. Our rental fleet and Blue were decorated and it gave us all the opportunity to truly be thankful for what we have.
Kick off the Holidays with Sundance! November 28, 2012
Sundance Watersports invites you to join us for a very special Holiday cruise. Enjoy Christmas tunes while sipping on spiked eggnog, beer, water and soda all while participating in Hawks Cay's boat parade! Check in for this will begin at 4:15 boarding at the dock at the Marina.
Have no fear winter is not here! November 28, 2012
November, December and January are some of our favorite months here in the Keys. The temperatures are cooler, the humidity isn’t as traumatizing and the water is great! Yes, some days during these months may land lock us because of the wind, but the days when we get to go out on the water are superb! Fishing for Sailfish is a great option on our rental boats, snorkeling the reef and paddleboarding are met with glassy conditions, jet ski adventures are fun no matter what and who can forget the eye above the skies when you parasail. We are so thankful everyday for getting to work in such an amazing place.
November is here November 3, 2012
Where has this year gone? We can’t believe its November already. We have had some beautiful conditions the past couple days, I dare say some of the prettiest days of the year. The water is cooling down a bit, but that isn't deterring us from enjoying the water. Snorkel trips, jet-ski adventures, rental boats, kayaks and paddle boards have all been going out. For those who do not want to get wet the sunsets have been remarkable on the Sunset cruises and the view from parasailing has been pristine. The land lovers have also been enjoying cooler temperatures on the Segway tours. Keep in mind that cooler temperature to us means its in the low 80’s/high 70’s. We hope to see you soon.
Monsters Ball Cruise! October 13, 2012
Unfortunatley this event has been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Sandy offshore. Our thoughts go with everyone who will be affected by this storm. This storm needs to be taken seriously, please dont wait till the last minute to prepare! Our family at Sundance Watersports invites you to join us for the Monsters Ball aboard Blue the evening of October 26th. To soothe your parched pallet, we will be serving our own special pirate punch, beer, wine, soda and bottled water. Come in costume and receive $5.00 off and be entered into the best costume contest for a spooky good prize! It is a event not to be missed!
Follow our crew on Facebook! September 26, 2012
We love our jobs because we get to hang out with wonderful people like you who are on their vacations making memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's making you feel more comfortable in the water to snorkel the reef or capturing a special moment with you and your son on a jet ski adventure or conquering your fear of heights by parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean or letting loose and dancing on our Sunset Cruise...our crew strives to go the extra mile to make these experiences special for you and your loved ones. Even more, we love when you allow us to share those memories with you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, share your experiences with us and keep in touch!
See the beautiful Keys from a bird's eye view! September 12, 2012
A parasailing experience will make you feel like you are soaring like a seagull over the the Atlantic Ocean as you enjoy breath taking views of Duck Key and the surrounding islands. Fly with a friend and enjoy the quiet and peaceful flight as you spot out sea turtles, dolphins and eagle rays. Parasailing is safe and perfect for ages 4 and up. Once you've seen the Keys from a bird's eye view, come join us on our snorkel trip to see it from a fish's eye view!
The Florida Keys home of beautiful sunsets! September 4, 2012
The Florida Keys have some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see! This Sunset was captured on Blue this past Saturday. Proof that even on cloudy days sunsets can be truly remarkable.
Goodbye Isaac August 28, 2012
Issac has left us with some down branches and alot of puddles, but luckily we were narrowly missed. In these situations its always better to be safe than sorry! The sun is shining and we have a bit of a breeze, we are in the process of cleaning up the boats and the dock. We will be open for business later this morning. The Sundance Watersports family is sending prayers to those in Louisiana who will be affected by this storm.
Good Morning! July 17, 2012
It's the beginning of a beautiful day here on Duck Key. Its glassy calm conditions out there, ideal for a jet ski tour, paddle boarding, snorkeling...actually everything! Who wouldn't want to be enjoying one of our activities today???
When the weather gets you down... June 22, 2012
Why not hop on a Segway? These past couple days the conditions have not been favorable for some of our water activities, and while that may get you down, some of our adventurous guests have enjoyed our Segway tours! While each guide is different, they all show you what Duck Key and Hawks Cay has to offer, we also have some fun secret spots that we love to point out. It’s a fun way to enjoy the Florida Keys even when you may be land locked!
Moonlight & Margarita Cruise! June 19, 2012
Mark your calendar for July 3rd for our Full Moon and Margarita Cruise aboard 'Blue'! 'Blue' will be departing Hawks Cay Resort at 9 o'clock and cruising under the moonlight with live music and drinks 'til 10:30. Call our office at 305.743.0145 for more information and to reserve your good time!