Congratulations to Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports!

Alden Suites Beachfront Resort is proud to announce that our watersports operator, Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports, was awarded the title of Parasail Operator of the Year presented by WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association). Here’s what they had to say about Captain Dave:

“Since 1978, this man’s operation has provided participants with an abundance of water fun and recreation, with an emphasis on parasailing. The goal is to create memories that last forever, and he does so by ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all of his guests. This captain is a pioneer in the parasailing industry and is widely known as one of the longest-running parasail operators in the world. That experience is mixed with his innate passion for professionalism and helping the industry become more safety conscious as a whole.”

Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports is one of the longest-running parasail operators and companies in the world. He is also one of the most safety-conscious. Since 1978, Suncoast Watersports has provided St. Pete Beach locals and guests an abundance of water fun and recreation with the goal of creating lifelong memories and unforgettable experiences that are safe and fun for the whole family.

Offering a wide-ranging list of experiences to enjoy while staying in the St. Pete area from Dolphin & Sunset Cruises to Parasailing, Waverunner guided eco tours, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Snorkeling. Suncoast Watersports serves our guests from a kiosk right on the beach at Alden Suites.

Whether you are looking to explore the beauty and magic of St. Pete Beach while relaxing on a scenic and educational boat tour or thrill-seeking to reach new heights by parasailing over the oceans, Suncoast Watersports has your vacation fun covered safely and affordably. Parasail flights start as low as $50, so you get the best rates around and can bring the whole family. Full detailed instruction prior to use will be provided along with close supervision during use by Captain Dave, one of the longest-running parasail operators, and his crew. And they sure do know how to have FUN! For more information please visit:

Captain Dave’s exemplary experience, service, and standards for safety, as well as the awareness he has raised for the parasailing community and profession, set him well above the rest to achieve this award. We are so proud of his efforts and involvement with Alden Suites. Congratulations, Captain Dave for your continued success! We are so grateful for the innovation and fun experiences you share with the community and visitors who stay at Alden Suites.

Here at Alden Suites, we care about you and your family’s quality of vacation and experience while staying with us. We provide the best staff, entertainment, and information for you to experience the best of what St. Pete Beach has to offer and take great pride in our beaches. We look forward to you staying with us and helping you book your vacation adventure with our Parasail Operator of the Year, Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports.

Best Selfie Spots in St Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach is a great place for fun and great shots of you and your loved ones. Whether it’s by the beach, on a cruise, or with a dolphin, there’s always a great backdrop for super selfies. Here are just a few of our favorite selfie spots here at Alden Suites!

The Alden Suites Dolphin

Everyone loves taking selfies with our aquatic mascot Suite Alden. He is the perfect picture partner!

Parasailing Over the Gulf

What’s better than a selfie you can snap while floating high above the Gulf of Mexico? Book a trip on a thrilling parasail from our beachfront Suncoast Watersports kiosk and take a selfie that soars above the rest.

In front of the Alden Suites Event Board

The Alden event board is a great place to take a group selfie if you’re attending one of our many events. It’s great to get a shoutout for your event whether it’s a blogger bash or family reunion!

Sunset Cruise

The Sunset Brews Cruise by Suncoast Watersports is the perfect place for a stunning selfie. The sunset is in full view and makes for super shots.

Alden Beach

Our little stretch of pristine beach is an excellent place for a classic beach selfie. With all the colors of the sunset and water, it is a perfect backdrop for a fun photo op!

These are some of the best selfie spots in St. Pete, but there are many more. If you have any special spots to add, please leave a comment!