From historic landmarks like the Henry Flagler Museum to the high-end shops that line Fort Worth, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in Palm Beach. Whether you choose to explore the incredible natural scenery of the everglades via airboat, opt for a kayaking tour of the area’s exquisite beaches or strap on a snorkel for a peak at the underwater wildlife, try one of these unusual Palm Beach tours to uncover a different side to life on the island. Stay with us at The Chesterfield Palm Beach and you’ll be perfectly located, however you choose to spend your time.
Want to make the most of that mouth-watering Floridian cuisine? Taste History Culinary Tour offers four-hour trips around some of the best eateries in the area, from restaurants and bakeries to food stalls and urban farms. As well as keeping your stomachs full, the tour satisfies the mind, too, visiting local cultural centres and art galleries between bites.
Ghosts of Palm Beach
A popular destination for winter sun-seekers, even ghosts are said to flock to Palm Beach during the colder months. Take a Ghosts of Palm Beach tour to unearth some of the area’s paranormal phenomena (it’s said to be the most haunted place in Florida) and seek out its resident ghosts, including a demon monkey and, bizarrely, the ghost of John Lennon.
Historical Walking Tours
Led by the Historical Society of Palm Beach, Historical Walking Tours offer educational strolls perfect for history buffs. The tour winds its way around the most significant landmarks in West Palm Beach, charting the development of the Downtown district. Alternatively, join one of Worth Avenue’s Palm Beach tours and discover the history and personalities behind the iconic shopping street.
Surrounded by sparkling waters, Palm Beach is a haven for water babies. Get out on the water with a guided kayaking tour, then, and discover the best of natural Palm Beach. Opt for a tour of Downtown West Palm Beach or venture further out to Singer Island and paddle around the warm waters of Peanut Island in Lake Worth Lagoon.
Hoping to catch a glimpse of Florida’s abundant wildlife? Some of the best Palm Beach tours for nature lovers are underwater. Take a snorkelling tour of Peanut Island and discover tropical fish, rays, starfish, turtles and even the elusive manatee. The tours are perfect for all abilities and cater to children aged six and above – the ideal family day out.
Everglade Airboat Tours
America’s largest subtropical landscape, the swampy everglades are an important part of Florida’s heritage and home to a vast array of wildlife. Loxahatchee Airboat Tours offer daily tours in one of their eight well-maintained and environmentally friendly airboats. While drifting over the swampy waters, ‘Wild Lyle’ and his team of informed guides will tell you all about the everglades and the creatures living within in it. Just watch out for the occasional croc.
Sport fishing has always been a popular Palm Beach pastime, and for those looking to take a chartered fishing tour there are plenty of options to choose from. Depending on what’s biting that day you could expect to catch kingfish, swordfish, sailfish and wahoo. Palm Beach Fishing Co. have been chartering boats for over a decade and have made a name for themselves as some of most trusted captains in Palm Beach.
Aside from its beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and abundant wildlife, Palm Beach does have another draw… Home to many a celebrity and a fair few millionaires, there are also some impressive private homes scattered around the island. Take a cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway with the Lady Atlantic & Lady Delray and you’ll float past some stunning mansions. From Veterans Park to Delray Beach and Boca Raton, this is one of the best Palm Beach tours for some relaxed, on-the-water sightseeing.
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