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Pensacola, Florida, Outdoor Adventures You Will Never Forget

Mike Fisher

September 27th 2019

Pensacola, Florida, Outdoor Adventures You Will Never Forget

The coastal town of Pensacola, FL, lies on the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Locals love the "big city with a small town feel" atmosphere, and tourists come for the beach, water, and bustling downtown district.

If you're thinking about visiting Pensacola, but looking for something different to do, why not try a Pensacola, Florida, outdoor adventure? From fishing, to camping, to floating down the river, make the most of your Pensacola, Florida, vacation!

Table of Contents

  • Fishing
  • Blackwater River
  • Jet Ski Rentals and Tours
  • Ziplining





inshore kid friendly pensacola fishing charter

With Coastal Life Charters and Adventures, you can catch a giant Redfish, like the one pictured above, too


Pensacola, FL, offers legendary fishing known the world over. The ancient sport holds a special place in the hearts of Pensacola locals, with hundreds of area anglers taking to piers, bridges, beaches, and boats hunting for the perfect catch. Testing your luck with a rod and reel is just one of the many reasons to visit Pensacola! Several popular species can be caught in the waters of Pensacola, Florida, including:

  • Redfish
  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Cobia
  • And MORE!

Not sure how to snag that prized fish? Let a Pensacola, Florida, fishing charter show you the ropes! Including bait, tackle, fishing licenses, and instruction, fishing charters are an easy, hassle-free way to get out on the water and reel in the big one!


Blackwater River


blackwater river in milton florida

One of the top kid-friendly activities in the area, a trip to Blackwater River means fun for the whole family


Nicknamed the city, "Where Good Living Flows," the nature-filled Milton, Florida, is just a short drive from Pensacola. Blackwater River is a large spring-fed body of water. Slow currents and shallow waters make activities on the Blackwater River safe for the entire family. Be sure to sit back, relax, and take in the incredible scenery from lush woodlands to river-side beaches!

The great thing about spending the day on the river is that there is something for everyone! Spend the afternoon nature-watching and slow-rolling down the river aboard a Blackwater River kayak or canoe rental, or simply chill out on a Blackwater River tubing trip. For more information about Blackwater River and Blackwater River State Park, click here:


Jet Ski Rentals and Tours


pensacola jet ski rentals

In a recent Traveler Story, one visitor to the area describes their jet ski rental as a beautiful and memorable experience


Take it to the limit with jet ski rentals and tours in Pensacola. This tried-and-true watersport is perfect for both extreme adventure and sightseeing. Zip, zag, and zoom through the water and waves and feel the wind in your hair, sun on your face, and smell the salt in the air! Live the life of a local Gulf Coaster while hugging the waves and kissing the sun out on the emerald water.



ziplining in milton florida

Pictured above is one Florida Panhandle explorer enjoying the high-flying ziplining experience in Milton, FL


Nothing beats the feeling of soaring hundreds of feet above the Blackwater River! Zipline is the latest craze, and allows regular folks to experience an extreme adventure under the safest conditions. Milton, Florida, is known far and wide for its stunning wildlife and natural scenery, and is the perfect place to zip through the treetops!

Just a short drive from the popular Pensacola Beach, a day trip to Milton, FL, is the perfect getaway for an escape into nature. See for yourself with this CAN'T MISS Pensacola, Florida, outdoor activity.


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