bing pixel
Kayaking is an easy activity to participate in when you stay in Perdido Key beach rentals.

Swimming is fun, but those seeking other water adventures will also find plenty to do in Perdido Key. When you stay in a Perdido Key condo rental or beach house, you have easy access to the many water experiences that await you in this naturally beautiful vacation destination.

Perdido Key's waters offer experiences of a lifetime

One of the best parts about booking a beachside vacation rental on the Gulf Coast is, of course, the warm, sparkling aquamarine waters. Although you will probably swim, lounge and play in the water right from the white-sand beach, there are plenty of additional ways to experience this incredible natural environment. 

Kayak or canoe

Kayaking is an easy activity to partake in when you stay in Perdido Key rentals.Perdido Key, Florida, with its seas, bays and rivers, has seemingly endless opportunities to kayak or canoe. The Intracoastal Waterway is one route many choose to take. Stay close to the shore on this narrow passageway to spot birds such as pelicans or herons along the water's edge. You can rent kayaks and canoes from a number of local businesses, many of which conduct tours to show you the best of the region. You could also take your own tour - a 24-mile trip up the Perdido River that starts right on the beach outside your Perdido Key condo

Snorkel or scuba

Perdido Key and nearby Pensacola offer many unique snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Anyone can strap on a snorkel and set out right from Perdido Key's gorgeous beaches - depending on the season, you may spot sea turtles and a range of fish. Perdido Key is also close to some of the most legendary scuba diving sites in the nation. There are about a dozen sunken wrecks off the Pensacola shore, known as the "Florida Shipwreck Trail," that attract divers from around the globe. Local organizations also offer scuba lessons for first-time divers.

Spot the dolphins

It is quite common to see dolphins right from the condos and houses on the beach. Keep a paper and pen nearby to make a family game of keeping track of how many you see during your stay. You'll also find businesses in Perdido Key that offer chartered boat trips that nearly guarantee an up-close sighting of these graceful sea creatures. 

It's easy to embark upon any of these water adventures when you stay on the island. You can rent a one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom condo in Perdido Key. For larger groups, you may wish to consider a Perdido Key 5-bedroom beach house.

search houses search condos

Related Articles

Image Alt Text

Explore The Niña & The Pinta In Perdido Key

Come aboard the Nina and the Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, while they are docked in Perdido Key, Florida, through Jan. 4.

Image Alt Text

9 Perdido Key Restaurants Serve Up Fine Dining, Casual Cuisine & More

Perdido Key has many restaurants to enjoy, regardless of whether you’re in the mood for quick and convenient take-out or for lingering over a dinner out with friends.

Check out Bubba & Them at Original Point Restaurant

Check out Bubba & Them at Original Point Restaurant

What could be better than a beachfront view, fresh shrimp and quality family time? Adding sweet bluegrass music to the mix, of course! At the Original Point Restaurant in Perdido Key, you can treat yourself to all of the above with live performances by Bubba & Them.

It's always a great time to hit the beach in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key.

It's Always A Great Time To Hit The Beach In Gulf Shores

Explore more than 30 miles of white-sand beaches in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key.

Enjoy a visit to Big Lagoon State Park when staying in Perdido Key.

Visit Big Lagoon State Park when in Perdido Key

Many travelers make it a point to stop by Big Lagoon State Park when staying in Perdido Key. This park offers plenty of gorgeous environments, as well as the ideal setting for some of the area's most exciting activities, such as boating or fishing.

The roseate spoonbill is one of the most sought-after species by Florida's bird enthusiasts.

Perdido Key: Unique habitat draws birders

It's never hard for bird lovers to find something fascinating to do when they book vacation condos and beach houses in Perdido Key. The destination is a dream come true for birders. Here are three birds you should look for while you're there.

The Perdido Key area offers exciting scuba diving opportunities.

Explore the Perdido Key area underwater

There are plenty of attractions to explore on land when you stay in a vacation rentals condo or house in Perdido Key, Florida. Scuba divers might be excited to learn that there's even more to explore under the surface of the key's turquoise waters.

Get lost in Perdido Key beaches

Get lost in Perdido Key beaches

If you're in the mood to lose yourself in a state of pure relaxation, the time has come for you to take a trip to Perdido Key, Florida, where you can forget about your stressful life and spend your days enjoying the beautiful sunshine along the Gulf Coast.

Cold weather means improved Gulf Coast fishing

Cold weather means improved Gulf Coast fishing

Cold weather sweeping through the Gulf Coast sounds like bad news, but it's fantastic news for those looking for speckled trout during their Gulf Shores fishing excursions.

How to do Perdido Key with the kids

How to do Perdido Key with the kids

Remember what it was like to go to the beach for the first time, dipping your toes into the refreshing water? You can help your kids have the same experience if you book a beach rental in Perdido Key, Florida, where they can play in the sun and sand to their heart's content.

Newest Articles

At Christmas, All Roads Lead To The Beach

Here's a list of family-fun activities to enjoy at the beach this Christmas season.

November 12, 2018 - Things to Do

A Night Of Music, Magic & Fun With Brandon Styles At OWA

The Las Vegas-style variety show presented at OWA by Brandon Styles features singing, impressions, comedy, dance, magic and audience participation.

October 30, 2018 - Things to Do

Ideas For Fall & Winter Beach Fun On The Gulf Coast

Make plans for a beach vacation during fall and the Christmas holidays. There are so many things to do.

October 03, 2018 - Things to Do

2018 Wild & Wicked Beach Bash In Gulf Shores

Head to the beaches of Gulf Shores Oct. 19, 2018, for the Halloween-themed Wild and Wicked Beach Bash at the Gulf Place Public Beach.

August 29, 2018 - Gulf Shores | Things to Do


Perdido Key Map

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 21
    Maple Bacon Bourbon Porter Small Batch
  • Nov 23
    Arctic Express at Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway
  • Nov 23
    Black Friday at The Wharf
  • Nov 23
    Light Travelers
  • Nov 23
    Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
  • Nov 24
    2018 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon and 5K Run
  • Nov 24
    OWA's Tree Lighting
  • Nov 24
    Small Business Saturday

Local Weather

weather icon 67º Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 51%
Wind: North 0 mph

Weather information provided by

Last Updated on November 19, 2:35 PM CST

Latest Video