July 2016

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.

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.

Take Taft Taunton, Adventure Guide and owner of Liquid Addiction Charters, he loves to go offshore but he’s having fun in the Bay right now. His snapper trips are just as exciting as anything on the deep sea and he’s seeing trout, redfish and flounder galore!

Have you ever been kayak fishing? You can get on the same eye level as your fish. Talk about the same wavelength! Nervous that you would tip over? Not on Jeff Ross’ kayaks! “The kayaks I own are going to be stable and easy to get in and out of. Also, they are the kayaks with pedals and not paddles so your hands can do all the fishing work and your feet can move you around. It’s peaceful and close to nature.” Jeff, Adventure Guide and owner of Seagrass Charters, will gladly take you out and show you what he means!

We know some of you want to get out on the Bay but fishing may not be your thing (blasphemy!). If you just love being out on the water, try an eco-tour with Captain Dan Van Trese. He loves to get families out on the boat and show them all of the wildlife in the air, on land or in the water! Eagles, dolphins, sea turtles. You name it and you’ll likely see it!

All of these captains and more are part of our concierge program. Let our Welcome Center staff hook you up with the right adventure and the best guide for you and your family. Within a few questions, we can tell which of our Guides would be a good match. Check out this new service and you could also get a discount on your next adventure!

Updated: Feb 22, 2017 11:26 am

Published: Jul 11, 2016 2:48 pm

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A Different Beach Every Day
A Different Beach Every Day
Jeri Ashcraft - Local Jeri daydreams about doing a different beach every day. “I love taking time with my family. And we love to be outside. You never know what the next day’s adventure may bring.”
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.
Adventures for the Whole Family – or Multiple Families!
Adventures for the Whole Family – or Multiple Families!
Silvia Williams - “We focus on homes for bigger families,” says Silvia, Adventure Guide and Serenity Beach Rentals owner. “We’ve tried to gear our inventory around multiple families traveling together.”
A GCFL “Create Your Own” Adventure
A GCFL “Create Your Own” Adventure
Ronald Pickett - “You have to make your own entertainment here and that’s a good thing.” Especially If you like to be active, outside and have adventures.