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Boating, Fishing & Other Watersports -- You can indulge in parasailing, boating, deep-sea fishing, wave running, sightseeing, dolphin-watching, water-skiing, and just about any other waterborne diversion your heart could desire in the St. Pete and Clearwater beaches area. All you have to do is head to one of two beach locations: Hubbard's Marina, at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk (tel. 800/755-0677 or 727/393-1947; www.hubbardsmarina.com), in Madeira Beach on the southern tip of Sand Key; or Clearwater Beach Marina, at Coronado Drive and Causeway Boulevard (tel. 800/772-4479 or 727/461-3133), which is at the beach end of the causeway leading to downtown Clearwater. Agents in booths there will give you the schedules and prices (expect to pay $35-$65 for a half-day of fishing on a large party boat, $65-$100 for a full day), answer any questions you have, and make reservations, if necessary.

Scuba Diving -- You can dive on reefs and wrecks with Dive Clearwater (tel. 800/875-3483 or 727/443-6731; www.divingclearwater.com), which also operates manatee, scalloping, and fishing tours. Call for schedules and prices.

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.