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Get the adrenaline rush you’ve been longing for and rent St. George Island jet ski rentals to speed around the Gulf Coast with! You’ll have a blast exploring St. George Island from a new point of view – out on the water! With SGI being a fantastic family vacation destination, you’ll have a variety of options for fun on the water. 

And, when it’s time to touch down on land, use our free Forgotten Coast Vacation Guide to help you choose attractions and things to do during your stay on our Florida coast. Our handy tool uses local insight to provide you with our favorite restaurants, shops, museums, entertainment, and outdoor recreation on St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and Eastpoint, Florida. Request your copy to take with you during your trip!

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Where St. George Island Jet Ski Rentals Meet Waterfront Tiki Bar 

Get your transportation for the day at the Jetski Hut! This jet ski rental company is conveniently located right next to Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café. After a couple of hours of St. George Island jet-skiing around the beach, you can return your jet ski and treat yourself to lunch and a drink! 

Things to Know About The Jet Ski Hut on St. George Island 

Although we have beautiful weather all year-round in Florida, you would have to come during the spring and summer months between March through early October to take advantage of this sweet opportunity. 

You can find this jet ski rental company right on the beach daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Choose how long you’d like your water adventures to last before using either cash or card for your rental purchase. 

 

You can take your jet ski rental out for: 

30 Minutes 

1 Hour 

Half a Day 

Full Day 

Contact GI Rentals: (850) 927-5150 

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Refuel Yourself With a Meal at Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café & Tiki Bar 

Indulge in the freshest local seafood and certified black Angus steaks to find out why Blue Parrot is one of our favorite St. George Island restaurants and bars. 

Eating at this restaurant is a must during your St. George Island vacay not only because of the delicious food, but it also has the best location right on the beach, accompanied by a fun, laidback atmosphere. 

Sit at the outdoor café and take in a warm summer breeze as you enjoy your lunch or dinner. A few of their top menu items include local flavors like smoked yellowfin tuna dip as an appetizer or their world-famous seafood platter for an entrée. This is a must for the seafood lover in your group because it contains grouper, shrimp, oysters, sea scallops, and a crab cake! Seafood City, for sure! 

Shooting for a little buzz? Try a fruity cocktail like their frozen mango daiquiri, a margarita, or a cold beer from their Blue Parrot Tiki Bar! 

Pro Tip: Try the St. George Island Breeze for a refreshing blend of citrus juice with cherry-infused vodka. Our favorite! 

Unwind After a Beach Day at the Best St. George Island, FL, Vacation Rental St. George vacation rental home on beach

So many of our returning guests make their St. George Island vacation an annual tradition because of the fun beach memories and a wide variety of outdoor activities and water sports our area offers. Plus, we always aim to offer our guests the best hospitality and services so that you have the best vacation! 

All the sand, sun, water, and drinks can really drain you, but you’ll realize it was all worth it when you enjoy the best night’s rest in your Resort Vacation Properties vacation rental. 

Browse our selection of beautiful intimate or family-sized rentals near the beach for the ultimate adrenaline-inducing vacation on the Forgotten Coast! 

Latest DiscountsEven though the official first day of Autumn has come and gone, on St. George Island we know it’s still warm enough to be summertime. But the moments are slipping away to experience St. George’s scenic summer moments. Here are four can’t-miss ways to spend your last seconds of summer:

Beach It Up, Baby

With the salty waters of the Gulf of Mexico still as warm as 77 degrees and coastal air temps as high as 83 degrees, the beach is still fair game during our elongated summer. Check out Lighthouse Park at the center of the island.  With its pristine vistas and puffy white clouds hanging out over the St. George Lighthouse, it is the undeniable focal point of the area. For a more natural sandy excursion, experience the nine undeveloped miles of seagrass-speckled Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park.  Both parks feature lovely, well-kept facilities and covered picnic areas perfect for a warm-weather picnic. And keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins and other marine life bounding out of the beautiful blue waters!

Behold the Birds

Birding has long been a favorite pastime on the island. While avian activities are year ‘round, early October is a one of two peak migratory seasons for a variety of species. The beach surf teems with nimble little terns diving into the waves to gather food during this time of year.  This allows for quite the show whether you’re seeking them out or simply stumbling upon their impressive precision. With more than 300 species of native and migratory birds, St. George Island State Park offers a host of bird-watching hotbeds for you to experience firsthand.

Cycling the Coast

With salty gusts of sea air and low- to mid-80s almost-autumnal warmth, cyclists can ride along the forgotten coast in beachy comfort. The island is home to 17 miles of paved bike paths as well as plenty of off-road opportunities to explore the sights from your bike. In addition, the island’s 1,000 or so residents live their lives on “island time!”  This means there’s a much safer feel to sharing the road on St. George than in busier beach regions.

Outdoor Adventures Courtesy of Journeys

The fine folks at Journeys offer the Forgotten Coast’s regional secrets from the locals who know them the very best. Whether it’s bay side or off-shore fishing charters, guided tours aboard boats and kayaks, each excursion comes with experienced captains ready to show you what makes St. George so gorgeous. The Journeys team is full of knowledge—even exposing those who join them the prime sloughs and sweet spots that can all but guarantee a big catch.

As for the kiddos, Journeys is proud to provide four unparalleled island adventures to the most curious of young beach-goers. Complete with snacks and drinks, these kid-friendly excursions include:

  1. The Dolphin Encounter that allows youngsters to watch the magic movements of the sleekest mammals in the sea.
  2. The Creature Feature where kids can check out beach critters via various net-casting techniques.
  3. The Fishing Adventure that teaches baiting, hooking, and releasing techniques with exposure to various local fish.
  4. The Critter Swamp Walk where nets and buckets are provided to allow interested explorers to collect minnows, crabs, and shrimp in the impeccable estuary.

Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island Florida makes it their mission to champion their community by sharing the old fishermen tales, the area’s mysterious history, the hidden beauty spots along the Forgotten Coast, and highlighting the wonders of this incredible beach island enclave.  St. George Island is a short 80 miles east of Panama City, along the sparkling Gulf Coast of Florida.  We hope you’ll check out our rental properties should your travels ever bring you our way.