A Yachtsman's Paradise could well describe the waters around Palm Beach Florida. Palm Beach has some of the most spectacular scenery in Florida. Travel under the new Roosevelt Bridge and the Palm City Bridge and you are on the "jungle ride" to wonders of Lake Okeechobee and the west coast of Florida. Across the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahama Islands are just hours away by boat from the St. Lucie Inlet. Whether you are paddling a kayak, in a canoe, or on a motor yacht or sailing vessel, you will find a fine diversity of boating pleasures here. You can picnic on a spoil island, tour the lovely homes sprinkled along the shoreline or dock at the St. Lucie Inlet Park to enjoy a nature walk to the ocean. You may see the elusive and charming manatee, dolphins will roll up and over the surface of the water alongside your boat and mullet will leap and twirl. Martin County waterways are a haven for bird watchers. You can stop to shop the restored and lovely downtowns of Stuart and Jensen Beach. Fine restaurants are everywhere and accessible by boat. The causeways are a popular spot for wind surfers and jet skiers. Narrated boating tours are offered for the naturalist by both power and sailing vessels. Charter boats are available for inshore and offshore fishing. Boat rentals are also available. Fine marinas, boat yards and marine supplies are all convenient to the water. Even the hospital has an emergency dock for patients that arrive by boat. The bright blue skies, moderate temperatures, and gentle breezes make boating in Palm Beach a year-round pleasure.