Things To Do in Jupiter – 5 ways to get out on the water
Reef, wreck or deep water, Jupiter offers some of the best diving around.
Colorful, diverse marine life and coral reefs provide the environment for a great day on the warm tropical waters off north Palm Beach County.
Ask about special dives to see 600-pound Goliath Groupers and catch Florida lobsters!
KAYAK, STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD OR CANOE
Your paddling adventure begins when JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER tour guides bring the watercraft and meet you at Sawfish Bay Park.
Expect to see manatees, sea turtles, birds and more as you float on the clear waters past the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Make a paddle stop at Cato’s Bridge for some fabulous snorkeling. Check out the sea life in the silky mangroves lining the Intracoastal Waterway.
Looking for something a little more soothing?
Try a day on the Loxahatchee River.
JOC rents watercraft and offers guided tours past towering, shady cypress trees.
Five minutes in, you won’t believe you are still in Jupiter.
RENT A BOAT
Offshore fishing boats, deluxe cruising boats and plush deck boats, all powered by 4-stroke outboard engines, are available at Jupiter Inlet Boat Rental, just minutes from the mouth of the Jupiter Inlet.
A great alternative to boat ownership, boat rental companies have boats for members and the public.
A favorite destination heading north is Peck’s Lake.
You can beach the boat on the intracoastal side of the barrier island and walk 150 feet through the dunes to a pristine 5-mile-long oceanfront beach. There are no buildings, roads are cars on this unspoiled beach, only access is by boat.
BOAT CRUISE ON THE JUPITER INLET
Capt. Art or Capt. Steve will take you out on the smooth and clear waters of the Jupiter Inlet, leaving and returning at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street.
Operated by Love Street Outdoor Center, the two tour boats float by the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, past silky green mangroves and under Cato’s Bridge, a favorite place for locals to spot sea turtles, tropical fish and manatees.
The boats offer canopies for shade. There’s comfortable seating on cushions or high tops.
What better way to wait for a table at Charlie & Joe’s, or catch a sunset on the beautiful Jupiter Inlet.
Public and private tours are available.
SNORKELING FOR THE KIDS
Known by locals as the kiddie pool, the life guarded lagoon in DuBois Park is a favorite spot for little ones to swim and search for tropical fish.
After a swim, there’s picnic areas with grills, playground, restroom facilities and outdoor showers.
Nearby is the historic DuBois Pioneer Home, National Register of Historical Places and an Indian mound, a historical and archaeological treasure.
Admission is free. So is the parking.
Contact the local leader in Outdoor Adventure — Call 561-747-0063 or go to Jupiter Outdoor Center at jupiteroutdoorcenter.com