The Village also offers a variety of watersports on your doorstep, such as parasailing, jet-skis, boat rentals, dolphin watching and shelling, chartered fishing, even a Pirate Ship cruise aboard the Royal Conquest! Dolphin Quest tours get up close and personal with the local marine life on Boca Ciega Bay
. You can enjoy eco-tourism and WaveRunner rentals. Visit the Alligator Attraction and Wildlife Learning Center, which showcases some the most unique native animal species including more than 60 live American alligators, which have been rescued or surrendered throughout the Madeira region.
For some shopping and entertainment, visit John's Pass Village, a quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village voted Pinellas Countyâs leading tourist attraction, with more than 130 unique boutiques and restaurants. The boardwalk is 1,100-feet long and attracts sun worshippers and fishing fanatics. More grouper is brought into John's Pass than any other place in Florida. In October, there is a Seafood Festival
, where they celebrate food, music, and arts and crafts.
For good reason, The Village offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops. Enjoy some music at The Bamboo Beach Beer Garden and The Hut, or eat fresh fish caught daily at Waltz Fish Shak. Several popular anchor tenants have also made the Village their home including Bubba Gump's, Hooters and Hubbard's Marina. Numerous novelty stores offer opportunities to pick up a souvenir and there is a Pirate-themed boardwalk popular with children of all ages.
Two miles of pristine white sandy beaches set the atmosphere for viewing stunning, colorful sunsets on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway bordering the city's shoreline.
, formally known as Remember Our Children Park, is a lovely waterfront memorial park opened in Madeira Beach in 2015, showcasing a gorgeous public pier and landscaped areas for visitors to relax. The park was established in honor of area residents, family, and friends who have lost children to tragedy or illness, creating a setting to remember children and the joy they brought to the world. Three sports fields at the park host annual special events, including the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational and softball tournaments hosted through the NSA. A public pier offers space for fishing and hosts the annual King of the Beach Fishing Tournament
. Other popular events hosted at the park throughout the year include a Spring Break Rotary Carnival
, offering activities for the whole family.
The Florida Winery is a delicious small-batch winery located within John's Pass Village, known for its award-winning red and white classic varietals. The winery produces over 20 varieties of wine each year and has won more than 50 regional and international awards for its high-quality libations.
Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company is a unique brewpub founded by brewers Alex Garcia and Matthew Powers, co-operated by executive chef Tyson Williams. The full-service brewpub specializes in crafting beach-friendly session beers with quirky flavor profiles, including favorites like the company's Kalypso Key Lime Cider, Polyjuice Potion Fruited Milk Blonde, Banana Hammock Hefeweizen, Cinnamon Maple Toast Crunch Red Ale, and I Yam What I Yam Spiced Ale.