Thinking of spending spring break in the Sunshine State? Florida is a popular destination for spring breakers because of its endless possibilities of fun activities. Enjoy some relaxation while paddleboarding or fishing, or experience the thrill of jet skiing! We’re here to help you learn more about how visitors can spend spring break 2021 socially distanced in Florida.
Why Should You Spend Spring Break in Vero Beach, Florida?
Some of the most attractive reasons to spend spring break at Vero Beach in Florida are watersports in the great outdoors. While you’re on spring break, you can:
- Explore nature: Florida is home to many natural wonders — scenic forests, freshwater springs, waterfalls, caverns, white-sand beaches, coral reefs and so much more. No matter where you go in Florida, an adventure awaits, especially in Vero Beach.
- Enjoy watersports: Packed with lakes, rivers, beaches, lagoons and pools, Florida offers plenty of opportunities for watersports of all kinds. Whether you’re looking to kayak on the Indian River Lagoon, go sea kayaking, jet ski through the Indian River Lagoon or play a game of volleyball in the pool, there’s always a watersport for you.
- Relax on the beach: Of course, spring break is about relaxation, which you can do on the hundreds of miles of Florida beaches.
Social Distancing Precautions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends keeping a 6-foot distance from others. Luckily, there are plenty of socially distanced activities you can enjoy when visiting Florida.
Other spring break safety tips include:
- Avoiding crowded places: Florida attracts millions of vacationers. It can easily get crowded in places like shopping malls and restaurants. While you can practice safety measures in these crowded places, it’s best to avoid them when you can enjoy other outdoorsy activities.
- Keeping travel groups small: Keep travel groups small, around three to six people. Doing so makes it easier to practice safe social distancing measures.
- Wearing a mask: When you’re going to be around other people, wear a mask. Masks help slow the spread of contaminants. Avoid wearing a mask when partaking in watersports, however.
- Sanitizing frequently: Germs spread through contact. Wash and sanitize your hands frequently when on vacation to avoid spreading or contracting infections.
Socially Distanced Spring Break Ideas and Activities 2021
Some 2021 spring break ideas for families you may enjoy are:
1. Boat Tours
If you’re looking for family fun or a relaxing day on the water, go on a boat tour on the Indian River. Travel down smooth waters and awe over the wildlife, wetlands, plants and architecture that Florida is known for. Expect to see Florida wildlife like:
- West Indian Manatees
- Bottlenose Dolphins
- River Otters
- Sea turtles
- Snowy egrets
- Great blue herons
On your journey, you’re likely to meet a few of Indian River’s most frequent visitors — the bottlenose dolphin. View them through the water, or if you’re lucky, talk to them one-on-one and hear their precious whistles!
Find a boat tour company that will take you on a journey across the most beautiful parts of the Indian River. The Indian River is magnificent no matter when you go, but it’s especially stunning on sunset tours.
2. Fishing Charters
Whether you’re an expert fisher or have never fished before, you’ll have a completely new fishing experience in Vero Beach, Florida. Match your group with a local expert angler and go on a half-day or day-long journey through Florida waters. Explore the best fishing spots and learn the best fishing tips. And, if you’re lucky, catch local fish like:
- Red Fish
- Spotted Sea Trout
- Triple Tail
- Mangrove Snapper
- Gag Grouper
- Black Drum
- Jack Crevalle
- Spanish Mackerel
As a reward for your hard work, you get to keep and eat your delicious fish! Some places will even clean and fillet your fish for you. You’re likely to catch more fish the longer you’re out on the water, so consider a 6- or 8-hour day trip. Or, you might prefer a leisurely 4-hour trip before spending your evening on a boat tour or paddleboard.
3. Paddle Sports
Whether you want something exciting or relaxing, consider hitting the water in a kayak or on a paddleboard. Think of paddleboarding as a combination of surfing and kayaking. You stand or kneel on a surfboard-like board and use a paddle to maneuver around the water. The sport is growing in popularity, especially in Florida, where the waters are calm and scenic — the perfect water for paddleboarding!
Traveling with a kayak or paddleboard can be expensive and a nuisance. Rent gear for you and your family at a Florida watersport rental shop, which will take you to and from the water and manage the boards or kayaks for you. A watersport rental shop can teach you how to paddle, too, so you don’t have to worry about learning a new sport solo.
Take your group on a tour across Florida waters. Or, go on a professional tour with a tour guide and see all of the best spots. Consider an evening paddleboard or kayak session, too, so you can view Florida’s best view — the sunset.
4. Jet Ski Tours
If you’re looking for something more thrilling and adventurous, you’ll love jet skiing across the Indian River Lagoon! Jet skis are easy to learn, so you don’t have to be a pro to ride one yourself. You’ll receive guidance from your trusted tour guide, who will also take you on a beautiful tour across the lagoon.
On your tour, expect to see some of the lagoon’s 4,300 species of animals and plants that share a home with 685 fish species. Most tours last 1.5 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy other relaxing activities, like fishing or paddleboarding. Or, finish your day off with an exciting jet ski tour under Florida’s sunset.
Book a Safe and Adventurous Vacation With Vero Tackle & Watersports
We started as a 1940s tackle shop, and now Vero Tackle & Watersport serves locals and vacationers with exciting water adventures. We have one of the best access points to the Indian River Lagoon, where we provide guests with thrilling watersport activities, like:
Our crew is passionate and educated on all-things watersports. We look forward to spending a day of your spring break with you!
We understand spring break looks a little bit different this year. Although things are different, you don’t have to sacrifice safety or adventure. Learn more about the safe fun you can have with Vero Tackle & Watersports by contacting us and booking online.