Eco-Tours -- Aqua Safari, 601 Earl St. (tel. 386/405-3445), provides a 4-hour water tour of the area's ecosystem with free admission to Ponce de León Inlet Lighthouse and the Marine Science Center. Refreshments are also provided. All-inclusive admission is $50 adults and $30 children 12 and under.
Fishing -- The easiest and least expensive way to fish offshore for cobia, sea bass, sharks, king mackerel, grouper, red snapper, and more is with the Critter Fleet, 4950 S. Peninsula Dr., just past the lighthouse in Ponce Inlet (tel. 800/338-0850 or 386/767-7676; www.critterfleet.com), which operates two party boats. One goes on all-day trips (about $80 for adults, $50 for kids 16 and under), while the other makes morning and afternoon voyages (about $50 for adults, $40 for kids 7 and over, 6 and under free). The fares include a rod, reel, and bait. Call for schedules, prices, and reservations.
Save the cost of a boat by fishing with the locals on the Sunglow Pier at Crabby Joe's Deck and Grill, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave. (tel. 386/788-3364; www.sunglowpier.com). Admission for anglers is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 11 and under. Rod rentals are $5.25 for all day, bait ranges from $2.50 to $3.50, and no license is required.
Golf -- There are more than 25 courses within 30 minutes of the beach, and most hotels can arrange starting times for you. Golf Daytona Beach, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach (tel. 800/881-7065 or 386/239-7065; fax 386/239-0064), publishes an annual brochure describing the major courses. It's available at the tourist information offices.
For course information, go to www.golf.com or www.floridagolfing.com; or you can call the Florida Sports Foundation (tel. 850/488-8347) or Florida Golfing (tel. 866/833-2663).
Two of the nation's top-rated links for women golfers are at the LPGA International, 1000 Championship Dr. (tel. 386/274-5742; www.lpgainternational.com): the Champions course, designed by Rees Jones, and the Legends course, designed by Arthur Hills. Each boasts 18 outstanding holes. LPGA International is a center offering workshops and teaching programs for professional and amateur women golfers, and the pro shop carries a great selection of ladies' equipment and clothing. Greens fees with a cart are usually about $35 to $100, lower in summer. Pssst -- they let guys play here, too!
A Lloyd Clifton-designed course, the centrally located 18-hole, par-72 Indigo Lakes Golf Course, 2620 W. International Speedway Blvd. (tel. 386/254-3607; www.indigolakesgolf.com), has flat fairways and large bunkered Bermuda greens. Fees here are about $20 to $35 (including a cart).
The semiprivate South Course at Pelican Bay Country Club, 550 Sea Duck Dr. (tel. 386/756-0034; www.pelicanbaygolfclub.com), is one of the area's favorites, with fast greens to test your putting skills. Fees are about $25 to $50 with cart (no walking allowed). The North Course is for members only.
The city's prime municipal course is the Daytona Beach Golf Club, 600 Wilder Blvd. (tel. 386/258-3119; www.daytonabeachgc.com), which has 36 holes. Winter fees are about $15 to $25 to walk, $25 to $35 to share a cart. Rates drop in summer.
Horseback Riding -- Shenandoah Stables, 1759 Tomoka Farms Rd., off U.S. 92 (tel. 386/257-1444), offers daily trail rides and lessons. Call for prices and schedules.
Watersports -- Watersports equipment, bicycles, beach buggies, and mopeds can be rented along the Boardwalk, at the ocean end of Main Street, and in front of major beachfront hotels.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.