The Intracoastal Waterway is a fabulous way to explore Jacksonville. Boaters can hop on the scenic waterway off the St. Johns River in the historic Mayport fishing village and then head south to Jacksonville Beach. The ICW throughout this region of Florida is full of marshes and wetlands packed with birds, dolphins, manatees and unique views of the area.
Boat off the coast and head to Jacksonville Beach for some great fishing and watersports. The biggest draw to the coast is fishing for dolphin, tuna, grouper, and more. Fishing is huge in Jacksonville and it’s one of the perks of being a boater here. At the mouth of the St. John River and the Atlantic Ocean is the Mayport Jetties, one of the best spots for local anglers.
No matter where you choose to spend your day on the water, whether it be drifting on the river or beaching in a coastal inlet, one thing is certain; the boating traffic will be less than in other parts of the Sunshine state making it easy to let go and unwind!