St. Petersburg Beach Excursion

Weekday Adult/Child Rider
Weekend Adult/Child Rider
Sorry, no double riding.

$150 | 60min | Ride and swim with horses | Sandbar destination

Not just a ride…. An Equestrian Aquatic Adventure you will never forget. Conveniently located near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Caution… we are selling out FAST! Please book your St. Petersburg horseback riding adventure online as far in advance as possible. If you do not see a time that works for you, please contact us by phone or email. The picture package is available on the day of your ride starting at $25 for two people. Please have the RE Camera App loaded on your phone.  We may also choose to DropBox your photos.  Sorry, riders must be 10 years old.  Any children under 10 with experience must contact the office for permission. Sorry, no double riding.

Fun family adventure! From the first time rider to the accomplished equestrian, this is the perfect way to spend a few hours with family and friends. Every rider is provided with a saddle, as well as a helmet and life jacket, as needed. Of all the things to do in St. Petersburg, a ride with C Ponies is one of the best!

Your St. Petersburg Beach Horseback Ride

This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You will start out on a ride out into the beautiful clear water of Tampa Bay, with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as your backdrop.  The tranquil, relaxing trip will put you at ease as you are amazed at the sea life that passes by unafraid of the horses as well as seeing dolphins, manatees, stingrays, native fish all from the back of your horse. Then on the way back, after a short swimming lesson, our horses will show you their favorite part. Grab hold on the mane and hang on. The swimming is incredible (if conditions are right, and temperature is above 60 degrees). There is no forcing the horses to swim, they love it! There is no harsh impact while they are swimming. It feels like your flying in the sky, only your actually swimming in the bay.

Ticket prices start at $150 per person.

The first thing you will see are our beautiful, well fed, loved, amazing horses. These are what fantasies are made of… but they didn’t look like this when we bought them. 95% of our horses were rescued. Ask your guide about your horses story. Be prepared to shed a tear.

Every ride helps us purchase and rehab this rare gentle breed. We thank you for choosing Cponies.

If for any reason the weather is not cooperating the ride may be altered. Your safety and enjoyment is our top priority. Horses will venture into the ocean about three feet during most of the ride. You can enjoy this ride even in cooler temperatures as you do not have to get wet. Your mounted guide navigates the tides.  Your guide shares fun facts about our native sea life and our rescue stories about our horses.

Cancellation Policy:

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled unless rider gives 72-hour notice and $25 per rider rebooking fee.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded your space is being guaranteed at the event. No shows agree they will forfeit the ride with no refund.

Weather Policy
Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule, gift certificate or a full refund.

We are a family owned and operated company offering our wonderful team of swim-capable Horses for horseback riding in the St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island and Sarasota areas from Bradenton, Fl area on the beach as well as in the ocean.


Phone (941) 773-5196
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Serving the Tampa Bay Area, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton FL.

*The temperature must be at least 65° to be able to swim with the horses.