Environmental Experience Itinerary

Environmental Experience

It is time to explore! Check out our 4-day Itinerary, which will provide the best eco-friendly adventure that Indian River County has to offer.

Day 1

10:00 am: Discover the Environmental Learning Center
The Environmental Learning Center (ELC), a 64-acre 501(c)(3) not-for-profit nature center serves children and adults through school excursions, camps, lectures series, adult education, internships, professional development, family festivals, youth outreach, and numerous partnerships and programs that increase access to nature for people of all ages. ELC offers eco-friendly corporate retreats, weddings, birthday parties and other family and group gatherings. For more info, Click Here.

12:30 pm: Lunch at Chelsea’s Gourmet
“Welcome to Chelsea’s” is the first words you’ll hear when you enter their doors. They cultivate a culture of welcoming among the employees because they want you to feel at home when you’re there. It’s part of their nature. For menu and more information, Click Here.

3:00 pm: Check into the Costa d’ Este 
Costa d’ Este is the perfect stay for an eco-friendly guest. When you stay here you can rest assured that they are taking sustainability seriously as they are the only Sea-Turtle Friendly Certified hotel in Indian River County! For easy booking, Click Here.

Day 2

8:00 am: Fishing with Capt. Paul Fafeita
Captain Paul Fafeita has been fishing for over a half of a century – he knows all the tricks of the local fish and where the best-hidden spots are. Combine that with his 17 years of experience guiding customers and you’ve got the recipe for a true master guiding you! He got his love for angling from his dad and granddad – after that moment he never stopped fishing. Kids are more than welcome on board with Capt. Paul and he loves getting young anglers hooked on fishing. For more info, Click Here.

4:00 pm: Happy Hour at Sail Fish Brewery in Vero Beach
This new location has a full range of our beers on draft, an extensive wine list, and features an absolutely amazing gourmet menu with some of the best food you will find in any taproom. For menu and more info, Click Here.

Day 3

10:00 am: Enjoy time on the Beach
We have a beach for whatever your mood. Whether you prefer a place where you can day drink or rather enjoy a quiet secluded beach. Click Here to check out them all.

12:30 pm: Lunch at Micheal’s on 7th
Micheal’s on 7th is the best place to taste Indian River County. From his Farm to Table menu and creative dishes, you will for sure find something for everyone. For menu and more information, Click Here.

6:00 pm: Sea turtle Night Walk w/ Coastal Connections Inc. 
Nighttime Turtle Walks are guided educational programs designed to immerse you in sea turtle conservation. This program provides an exciting opportunity to observe the nesting process before this ancient reptile returns back to the ocean. To ensure you have a memorable experience, our Turtle Team has prepared other exciting experiences that allow you to “see” as a turtle sees, conduct a mini lighting survey, and learn more about the importance of a healthy vegetated dune. You will also get your own picture of the nesting Loggerhead you watched to share your memories with others. For more info, Click Here.

*Please note: Sea Turtle tours are restricted to dates in June & July (Permit Restrictions)

Watch Sea Turtles

Day 4

10:00 am: Bird watching at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
America’s first National Wildlife Refuge is located near the Atlantic coastal community of Sebastian, Florida. A little island in the Indian River Lagoon, a dot on the map really, but with a very large international footprint. Pelican Island, and its surrounding 5400+ acres of protected waters and lands, are known as the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. For more info, Click Here.

12:30 pm: Lunch at Rio Coco Cafe
Hand-picked, high-altitude, slow-roasted specialty coffee. We hand roast in small batches and use our profits to educate over 1700 Miskito children along with the Rio Coco in n.e. Nicaragua. Good coffee, Great cause. For menu and more information, Click Here.

4:00 pm: Happy Hour at Walking Tree Brewery
Walking Tree is an award-winning craft brewery providing a space for our community that works hard & plays hard to get away, have fun, and have the best damn time! for more info, Click Here.

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