Golfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Antiquing, Cycling, Fishing, Deep Sea fishing, Freshwater Fishing, Horseback Riding, Jet Skiing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Sight Seeing, Snorkeling, Sound/Bay Fishing, Surf Fishing, Walking, Water Skiing, and Water Tubing are a few of the local activities!
St. Joseph Bay offers excellent snorkeling as well as line fishing, crabbing and scalloping. You can rent ocean kayaks at Scallop Cove or Happy Ours (both on Cape San Blas) and explore the grass flats of the Bay, go scalloping or enjoy the beautiful views. You can paddle for miles in less than 2 feet of water. You may find bay scallops, sting ray, dolphin, fiddler crabs, horseshoe crabs, star fish or octopi, among others.
Cape San Blas is indeed a nature lover's paradise. From wildflower and birding events to the Annual Scallop Festival, numerous fishing tournaments, kayaking tours, state-of-the-art marina, festivals, live entertainment and shopping close at hand, the Cape San Blas/Port St. Joe area is sure to please all age groups!
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is a 2,516-acre park located at the end of the Cape. There you will find miles of white sand beaches, striking dune formations, a forested interior and a favorite climate for year-round outdoor recreation. The park's sandpipe scrub, pine flatwoods and dunes provide a refuge for more than 200 species of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys and endangered peregrine falcons.
St. Vincent Wildlife Preserve is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities.The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, sea turtles, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Wood storks use the refuge during their migration. In addition, the refuge serves as a breeding area for endangered red wolves.
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