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St. Joseph Bay. The Heartbeat of Gulf County

St. Joseph Bay. The Heartbeat of Gulf County

St. Joseph Bay is alive, well and the center of Gulf County adventure. Ask any local guide and chances are they will tell you the Bay is their favorite place to explore.

Adventure Off the Beaten Path

Adventure Off the Beaten Path

Sometimes you just want to go where no one has ever been. Or, at least somewhere you’ve never been! We understand! There are so many places to blaze your own trail in Gulf County.

An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-ExpertCaptain Charlene Burke
Captain Charlene Burke

An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert

“My Ecotours are not structured. Each day is a different day on the Bay so I don’t force a structured program. I just go with the wind. We head out just to see life.”

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Diving GCFL. A Father Son Tradition.

Diving GCFL. A Father Son Tradition.

“He and I dive together. I got him diving at 12 years old and now he loves scuba diving and snorkeling,” explains Adventure Guide and charter captain Bobby Guilford about his son Wade and their family tradition.

October 2015: Captain Bobby Guilford, Cape San Blas, St. Joseph Bay, Fall, Spring, Summer

Come see the world UNDER the Bay

Come see the world UNDER the Bay

I love our guided snorkel trips says Adventure Guide Debbie. Generally I’ll start in an area of the Bay that is shallow with pure white sand.

March 2015: Debbie VanVleet, Cape San Blas, St. Joseph Bay, Fall, Spring, Summer

Think Diving isn’t for you? Think Discover Scuba.

Think Diving isn’t for you? Think Discover Scuba.

Ann Marie Daly, Adventure Guide and owner of Daly’s Watersports, is from North Dakota and was a reluctant diver. In fact, she didn’t really enjoy getting wet. Gulf County made her a believer.

March 2016: Ann Marie and Ed Daly, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, St. Joseph Bay, Fall, Summer

Captain Gary was serious when he named his business Seahorse Water Safaris

Captain Gary was serious when he named his business Seahorse Water Safaris

“Seahorses are so interesting”, says Captain Gary, former owner of Seahorse Safaris. The completely orange ones or complete albinos are the odd guys that are fun. One year I may find a lot of seahorses or none.

July 2015: Captain Gary Hites, Port St. Joe, St. Joseph Bay, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Don’t Miss “Pre-Thanksgiving” or “Pre-Christmas”

Don’t Miss “Pre-Thanksgiving” or “Pre-Christmas”

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two holidays where everyone really does try to get together. My family gets together for a weekend pre-Thanksgiving so that there isn’t a conflict with any of our husbands’ families.

November 2015: Silvia Williams, Cape San Blas, St. Joe Beach, Vacation Rentals, Fall, Winter

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