Near your Daytona Beach rental, you will be able to enjoy the sand, surf and the sea with family and friends. The Daytona Beach area stretches to approximately 23 miles of white sand, and a majority of the beaches are open to the public.Daytona Beach rentals are just a few minutes away from the best surfing and boating rentals in town; some of these shops also offer short-term surfing lessons and kayaking courses.
Daytona Beach Surfing School
The Daytona Beach Surfing School in Ormond Beach welcomes beginning surfers and teaches them everything they need to know about surfing: proper positioning, water safety, timing and determining the perfect ocean water conditions. One-on-one classes are $50 per hour. Group classes are available, and groups of 10 or more get discounts. Surf camps run each week the whole year round and start at $300 per person. Surfboards are already provided by the school. All surf lessons are done right in front of the Grand Seas Resort.
Mimi Munro Surf Camps
Learn with former long board champion Mimi Munro and other surfing professionals while enrolling at the Mimi Munro Surf Camps, near Harvard Avenue. The school caters to all surfing enthusiasts, from beginners to seasoned professionals. They also offer private lessons and discounts to huge groups.
Maui Nix Surf Shop
If you want to shop for boogie boards or rent surfboards, the Maui Nix Surf Shop offers everything you need for a fun day with the sand and waves. Aside from surfing equipment, you can also shop for beach apparel and accessories. Surfing classes are available upon request.
Daytona Beach Aqua Safari
The Aqua Safari's red decker bus will bring you to Ponce Inlet where you join fellow tourists for an hour-long boat trip, snorkeling and backwater fishing. You can also choose to tour the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and the Marine Science Center. Boating trips start at $50 per person and $30 for children under 12 years old. Trips usually start at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
Eagle Yachts and Sailing Charter Lessons
The company has been in the sailing industry since 1986 and boasts of its sophisticated charter boats. Their captained sailing trips are $70 per hour. Since Ponce Inlet is just a few minutes away from the open ocean, you can fully enjoy the sea with the sailboat in just three hours. You might be lucky to spot calving whales from November to April. Other wildlife sightings in the area include shore birds, porpoises, manta rays, eagles and ospreys.
They offer beginning sailing and boating lessons for those who have recently purchased their own sailboat. Another addition to their services is the Meteor Watching Night Sails during peak shower times. These night sails usually leave late at night, on or after midnight.
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