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“Kayaking down Turkey Creek feels like you've stepped back in time”

Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Palm Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

One of our favorite places to kayak. Be prepared to go under, over and through fallen trees along the way. There are so many turtles it should be called Turtle Creek! We also see lots of fish, gators, birds, wildflowers, damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies, sometimes manatees and lots of scenic views of this creek. There's a couple of stops to stretch your legs or have a snack but the only restroom is at the Goode Park ramp. Look for the green heron along the way. The boardwalk is nice too if you'd rather walk and see the creek. You can purchase a replacement board, for the boardwalk, and they put your names, dates and whatever on it for you.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Walk or kayak and you'll see plenty of wildlife. Put a boat in Turkey creek and you'll see even more. All free.

Thank Franco D
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My son, daughter and I rentad single kayake from Palm Bay Marina on US 1. We kayaked through Turkey Creek Sanctuary and it was a truly priceless experience. We went on the Saturday after July 4th. I mention the date becaus the waters were so warm and the were several manatees at this time of year enjoying their sanctuary. We felt welcome in their home- they kept surfacing right alongside our kayaka. We just stopped paddling, stayed quiet, and witnessed, watched, enjoyed the manatees in their natural habitat. We also saw several turtles of varying sizes as well as a couple of gators. We really had to paddle strong and hard, against the wind to make it back to the marina by the 4:30 closing time. We just were so enraptured back in the serenity of the sanctuary and absolutly bewildered by the manatees behavior that we had a hard time leaving this very special area. Kayak rental was $$8/ hour and a 3 hour min. So, I paid $75 for the 3 of us for 3 hours. I only wished we had gotten there earlier and had an extra hour. Time literally seemed to vanish the more we explored.

Thank sybsiss
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

really enjoyed this hour or so, long boardwalk through the swamp areas surrounding the creek. maybe a few more wildlife explanations around the course would have added to it. But all in all a great way to pass an hour or 2 for free!

Thank GrahamCharlotte
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Me and my family walked these trails, they were beautiful, we ended up taking the long ones not knowing it so we were there for a very long time, we didn't get to see any gators :( , but we saw several turtles , birds and insects, beautiful place , be sure to take plenty of water because you will be walking for awhile. glad it was free to!

Thank thudson84
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