Hey, guys! I have been traveling non-stop lately. Working on preparing a lot of posts. But in the meantime, I’d like to bring your attention to an amazing contest being run by Gulf County of Florida and the Gulf County Adventure Guide.
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Fall is in full swing across the country, and the colorful leaves dancing outside your window, the smell of pumpkin, home-baked cookies, and candy all serve as a reminder that it’s time to embark on an autumn adventure. For young families wondering where to find their adventure for this fall, we come with a solution: explore Gulf Country this fall, enjoy the pleasant weather, and go on a journey that you will all remember and want to repeat every year. There is something for everyone, and the activities you can choose from are practically limitless, making it the perfect destination for some family bonding and tradition-making this fall.
Watching the Dolphins at Sunset
I’ve always liked that activity. It is about time that Lexi is old enough to take her on a sunset cruise and watch the dolphins. There is nothing quite as magical as sitting on a rocking sailing boat, watching the sunset, drinking wine while your kids jump up and down excitedly pointing at the fun dolphins who love chasing boats and playing in their wakes.
I have seen countless dolphins that way. Maybe it’s time to make it a family tradition. If you’re interested in exploring Gulf County, FL, you can contact Seahorse Water Safaris for amazing experience chasing the dolphins.
Diving Gulf County
Since traveling to Hawaii, I have had a dream. I want to get SCUBA certified. And when Lexi is older, travel the world diving different spots. We can start in our home state of Florida. Gulf County is perfect spot for that with its crystal clear waters and nice in-shore spots created by the Mexico Beach Reef Association. Perfect for family dives at 30 feet or you could go further to 50 feet and find boats and barges. Captain Bobby’s Breakaway Charters also offer shallow diving with the Hookah Rig.
Kayaking Through the Dead Lakes
I love kayaking. Anything on the water is amazing to me. I am yet to take Lexi on these trips with me, but it’s about to do it. Almost 4 years old, perfect age to put a life jacket on and go paddleboarding or kayaking. Named after the Cypress and Tupelo trees that rise gloriously from the water depths, the Dead Lakes recreation park is brimming with wildlife and gorgeous vegetation that makes you want to capture this magnificent landscape at every turn. Kayaking through the Dead Lakes is the best way for your kids to learn more about nature and observe it up-close. And while they’re looking to spot some raccoons, rabbits, turtles, deer, or even alligators, you can try fishing, set up the camp for the night, or simply join in on the nature watching. If you’d like to get the full experience and learn all the exciting facts about this gorgeous area, make sure to get one of the expert local guides to fill you in on everything they know, and get ready to discover something new every time you visit.
Exploring the Bay
If you’d like to show your kids the beauty of the Gulf County and have only a few days available to do so, join Captain Charlene from About Fun Charters for a boat excursion and enjoy the sight of nature in all its splendor. You can fish, sightsee, marvel at the majestic sunsets Florida is so well-known for and have your very own adventure guide by your side at all times. If you’re accompanied by smaller children or don’t feel very comfortable in a boat, don’t worry. The program is flexible and there’s still plenty of things to see at the bay. Visit the bird sanctuary and make some stops along the way to see some wildlife, explore, and look for playful schools of fish in the water. The most important thing during this eco-tour is that you learn new things, explore new places and appreciate the life around you. Adventure-wise, it doesn’t get any better with birds, sunsets, and majestic views being just some of the things you can expect from this exploratory encounter with nature.
The most wonderful thing about tradition is that it doesn’t take much to make one. It’s the little things that can turn an adventure into a loving memory, one that you’ll want to preserve and pass on to your children. So, if you’re looking for an adventure to go on with your family this fall, Gulf County is the perfect place to start.
For more adventures and to explore Gulf County, visit the Gulf County Adventure Guide.
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Photo credits: Gulf County Florida
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