Jacksonville Sports and Recreation

Jacksonville is a recreation playground where visitors enjoy championship golf, tennis, boating and beach combing on some of the finest beaches in the country. Jacksonville's sunny climate suits year-round sports and recreational opportunities. Mild winters, a pleasant spring and fall, and warm summers are ideal for outdoor activities. Water is everywhere, with the St. Johns River as the focal point downtown and the Atlantic Ocean spanning miles of coastline.

In addition to recreation, have no doubt about it... Jacksonville is a sports town. The Jacksonville Jaguars set the tone for a community brimming with diverse spectator events that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The law says anyone who takes, attempts to take, or possesses marine fish for non-commercial purposes must have a license. However, you don't need a license if you are Florida resident 65 years of age or older; if you are under 16 years of age; if you are fishing from a boat that has a valid recreational vessel saltwater fishing license; or if you are a Florida resident fishing from land or a structure fixed to the land.

Backwater Fishing Adventures
Join Captain Dave Borries for a backwater fishing adventure with with light tackle or fly fishing for red fish, sea trout, flounder and tarpon. Bird watching and photo safari also available.

Capt. Dave Sipler Sportfishing
Capt. Dave Sipler's Sport Fishing charter fishing trips from 1 person to large groups arranged. On the St. John's River,Inlet for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Sharks and more. Full-time fishing guide 12 months a year out of the Mayport area.

Jacksonville Barracudas Professional Hockey Club
Professional hockey is back in Jacksonville! Your Barracudas will take the ice for the first time in the new arena in the fall.

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