I experienced the Marshlands of Indian River County 20 minutes west of Vero Beach with the best airboat tour I've ever had in Florida.
Capt. Bob's Original Talking Tour is an unforgettable boating trip that appeals to both kids and adults alike. The boat trip is about one hour and fully narrated and every passenger gets headphones that allow talking to Capt. Bob and everyone on-board. And feel free to ask questions too.
Capt. Bob himself provides an informative explanation of birds, plants, fish, alligators and the local area habitat and all on a 2010 custom Diamondback Airboat, with seating for 10.
The boat has the tallest front seat of any tour boat, and all riders have a great stadium view while traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour over the waters
You will see areas that ordinary boat tours can’t access and see exotic birds, plants, turtles and the wild Florida alligators in their own natural environment
I would highly recommend the 1st tour of the morning before the sunrise so that you can more likely see all the wildlife and nature before the heat of the sun strikes.
The airboat trip is fun, exciting, educational & entertaining and looks at the marshlands not normally seen by the public.
NOTE: Fully Coast Guard Approved – Captain Bob is licensed by the United States Coast Guard, insured and has years of experience.
the sebastian fishing museum is located at the south side of the sebastian inlet in the sebastain inlet state park. this interesting museum shows the history of the sebastian inlet area and has an interesting collection of antique fishing rods and artificial lures. admission is free to visitors to the state park.
the sebastian inlet state park is located about 12 miles north of vero beach on USA1A. this state park is located on both the north and south bank of the sebastian inlet. this inlet is a popular fishing and boating area. you can fish along the jettys of the inlet or on a fishing platform under the A1A bridge. the state park also offers swimming, camping, picnicing, and two interesting museums.
the mclarty treasure museum is located on the south end of the sabastian inlet state park. in 1715 a large fleet of spanish ships were sunk during a hurricane. these ships were carrying gold and silver mined in mexico and south america bound for spain. gold and silver artifacts have washed up on florida beaches from cape canaveral to stuart ever since. the mclarty museum has an interesting collection of spanish treasure and other artifacts from that doomed fleet.
pelican island national wildlife refuge was created by in 1903 by president theodore roosevelt. pelican island national wildlife refuge is the first national refuge in the united states and the basis for the national wildlife refuge system. paul krogel, an early sebastion homesteader, was concerned about the hunting of egrets, herons, and pelicans for their feathers. during that time bird feathers were in fashion as a decoration for woman's hats. kroegel became pelican island's first game warden. today thanks to the efforts of kroegel and roosevelt you can visit an unspoiled section of the indian river and view it's diverse wildlife. the refuge offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing areas.
vero beach is famous for it's upscale stores and restaurants. ocean drive and beachland blvd is lined with upscale clothing stores and unique gift shops. not as pricey as worth ave. in palm beach or las olas blvd. in ft. lauderdale. if you enjoy shopping vero beach is a great place to visit.
most visitors come to vero beach to swim and surf fish at it's beautiful beach. vero beach has a warm winter climate were you can enjoy the beach year round. vero beach also offers excellent shopping, golf, fishing, and several interesting museums. vero beach has a number of parks with beach access.
This seemed to be one of the main beach accesses for Vero Beach. The parking lot was a nice size, but what really struck me was the beautiful park and picnic area set up. It was so clean and had plenty of picnic tables and grills. Perfect to come off the beach grab a bite to eat from the cooler in your car and go sit in the shade and eat.
I have not ever seen any sea turtles but supposedly they lay their eggs on the beaches in this area. If you come at the right time I suppose you could see them hatch. Don't count on getting too close though because the laws protect the animals and the nest sites.
This is the marina at Vero Beach, full of beautiful sailboats, yachts. I love marinas, love to look at the beautiful boats and figure out which one I want.
Vero Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen on the east coast. The water is perfect and clear with nice waves. The beaches have lifeguards on duty and seemed pretty quiet and peaceful.