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what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

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what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

We have a 9 & 13 year old and need adventurous things to do in Vero Beach and surrounding area. Please help

Vero Beach, Florida
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1. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

I need to develop a list. First, check the Environmental Learning Center:

http://www.discoverelc.org/

Several people do kayak tours. I don't have personal experience. A Google search for "Kayaking Vero Beach" will turn them up, including a negative video review of the rather large and busy kayak dealer (which runs tours) near the airport.

Pelican Island Audubon is running several sedate tours of the impressive Blue Cypress Lake. Expensive but worthwhile with expert guides. These tours are being done with a tour operator who of course runs his own tours. Here's the text:

April 22-29 - We counted over 205 Ospreys on our PIAS fundraising Pontoon Boat trip! Don’t miss this unique experience. We will again offer guided morning (7- 10 am) and evening (4:30-7:30) pontoon boat rides with refreshments at Blue Cypress Lake to view the many nesting Ospreys and other wildlife April 22-29 for $75/person ($25 cost and $50 donation). Space is limited to 8 persons. Put a party of your friends together. Call 772-567-3520 for reservations. Tour leaders are Richard Baker and Bob Bruce.

I hope to be back later with more ideas. Is there any interest in surfing or bodyboard (or skimboarding) lessons?

Vero Beach, Florida
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2. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

Middleton's Fish Camp on Blue Cypress Lake:

middletonsfishcamp.com/pontoon_tours.php

There's several airboat tour operators. I haven't tried any of them. Ditto for stand up paddle tours and rentals. Do they make kid-sized stand-up paddle boards??

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3. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

Take a day trip to Sebastian Inlet, pack a picnic lunch and spend the day. There is a lagoon for swimming, jetties you can walk out into the ocean on and watch the fisherman and surfers. On the way back look for Jungle Trail which is the old road from the inlet to Vero Beach, Nice shady drive, gets more scenic on the end south of SR510.

Captain Hirams in Sebastian you can rent jet skis and cruise the river. You will be right across from Sebastian Inlet where there is a large sandbar on the Indian River side where on weekends everyone congregates to hang out. Nice to walk around a look for interesting things. They also have a pontoon dolphin watch / bird sanctuary tour from there. Hirams also has a sandy beach area for kids to play on while you have a drink or snack altho I am not a fan of their food.

Vero Beach, Florida
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4. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

The north end of Jungle Trail is marked by the sign for Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, which has a viewing platform for the famous little island.

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5. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

Captain Bob's air boating

Florida Outdoor Center for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding

Fishing charters - Lady Stuart (?) out of Ft Pierce

Surf lessons at Ft Pierce

Geo caching all around Vero

Golfing at Sandridge

Navy Seal museum Hurchison Island

Crazy Frogs if raining

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7. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

Let;s see - brand new poster- just 2 posts - each about a different branch of the same surfing business in two different towns- I'm reporting both as self promotion/advertising...

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8. Re: what family things to do are in Vero beach and area?

Um, yes.

For what it's worth, the National Weather Service at Melbourne, via Facebook, is expecting hurricane Leslie to come nowhere near land, but it will generate good waves for surfing. So next week would be a good time to come to Brevard County (Capa Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet) to watch the surfers.

magicseaweed.com/Sebastian-Inlet-Surf-Report…

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