Eco Tours

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

This 248-acre refuge spans 20.5 miles and is designated to protect the habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America. Nesting tours are offered in June and July only. Reservations are required.
 8385 S. Hwy A1A , Melbourne Beach , FL32951

Capt. Bob’s Airboat Adventure Tours, Inc.

 Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512 , Vero Beach , FL

Environmental Learning Center

Gently hold a live marine organism from a touch tank, watch native fish in gigantic aquariums, walk along elevated boardwalks winding through a mangrove forest, listen to an audio tour as you explore ELC’s 64 acre island campus. The ELC provides an array of educational ecology adventures for young and old.
 255 Live Oak Dr , Vero Beach , FL

Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center

The ODVC houses interactive exhibits, small aquaria, a video theater and other displays exploring the marine environment and depicting the research efforts of the Institute.
 5600 N. US Hwy 1 , Ft. Pierce , FL

Pelican Island Audubon Society

The birding resource for Indian River County.
 P.O. Box 1833 , Vero Beach , FL32961

Sebastian Inlet State Park

  • parking
  • boardwalk
  • shower
  • restroom
  • picnic
  • lifeguard
  • playground
Sebastian Inlet State Park is a must have experience while visiting! The park provides fishing from both its Atlantic and Indian River shores; fishing jetties extend from both sides of the inlet into the ocean. Other activities include: swimming, enjoying the water views, world class surfing, camping, bird watching, boating and diving. Wildlife is abundant in the park, and the casual visitor can see ospreys and many species of shorebird. Sea turtles nest in the park, and visitors during the summer may make reservations for a nighttime tour to observe nesting turtles.
The park also contains two museums: McLarty Treasure Museum and Sebastian Fishing Museum.
 9700 S. Hwy A1A , Melbourne Beach , FL

Treasure Coast Seaplanes

Depart Vero Beach Regional Airport for a low-level flight along Vero Beach’s glorious coastline towards Sebastian Inlet while capturing breathtaking photos. Experience the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere as the tour transitions over the vast Indian River Lagoon enroute to the pristine and untouched Blue Cypress Lake for a splashtacular water landing. Once the aircraft comes to rest upon the water, step out onto the floats and behold the true Florida beauty very few get to witness. Immerse yourself with the extraordinary. Abundant wildlife abounds at the birthplace of the St. John’s River. From alligators to osprey, Blue Cypress Lake has it all.
 3400 Cherokee Dr , Vero Beach , FL32960