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.
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.
FLOC Florida Outdoor Center
Sebastian Inlet State Park
The park also contains two museums: McLarty Treasure Museum and Sebastian Fishing Museum.
Tiki Kayak Tours
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.