A distinctive getaway, Florida's beautiful Space Coast offers miles of natural adventure, across coastal scrub and pine flatwoods to mangrove forests and salt marshes to casual walkable beaches where turtles nest in season.
When you think of the coast you naturally think of our beaches, but what's amazing about this area is that the natural wonders only start on the beach. The Space Coast has 20,000 acres of fresh water rivers and lakes bordered by approximately 170,000 acres of wetlands. We are located where temperate and sub-tropical climate zones meet, which means that you can find animals and plants here that are so rare they are found nowhere else on earth.
Grab a kayak and paddle alongside manatees or dolphins. Look in the air and you may see Bald Eagles on the wing or a flock of Roseate Spoonbills resting in a lagoon—two of more than 300 species of birds here along 40 stops on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. Ride on horseback, on a bike, try standup paddle boarding or just take a walk. It’s only natural that you’ll love the outdoors on the Space Coast.
The Space Coast is rich in tours and expert tour guides, for land and water excursions, amazing wildlife observation treks and Hidden Gems, our curated self-guided adventures reveal secrets only the natives know. For those looking for something unusual and unique, adventurers can look no further than nighttime bioluminescent kayaking. This phenomenon is unique to the area in that tiny luminous organisms that are scattered underwater like sparkling stars amongst shimmering sea grass. Think darting colorful fish to pods of dolphins and manatees and bioluminescence gives light to all the busy nighttime underwater activity.
Join Captain Rick and Grasshopper Airboat Eco-Tours on a personalized, interpretive eco-tour through Florida's Outback- Look for alligators, native and migratory birds, and other Florida wild life on the St- Johns River- Boat rides are conduction by reservation only!... Learn More
Big Toho Airboat Rides - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
Looking for excitement the next time you come to Central Florida? Or just want to explore Florida's wet outback? Then plan to hop aboard Big Toho Airboat Rides. Gator sightings are guaranteed! For reservations or directions call 321-624-2398- Big Toho Airboat Rides parent... Learn More
Turkey Creek Sanctuary - Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
Turkey Creek Sanctuary is surrounded by sand pines, saw palmettos and live oaks emerging from ancient sand dunes created 2,000 years ago-
A 4,000-foot boardwalk twists and turns along the murky, bass-filled black water creek-- a major stopover for spring and fall migratory... Learn More
Twister Airboat Rides - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
Experience the wild side of Florida with Twister Airboat Rides on one of their 30, 60 & 90 minute airboat rides which take you deep into Florida's Outback utilizing the St- Johns River- This popular eco-tour gets you up close and personal with roaming cattle, Florida... Learn More
Horse Trails in Brevard - Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
There are several public parks where one can access a Horse trail on Florida's Space Coast- The following is a list of Brevard Parks & Recreation/ Sanctuary link for site amenities and location details for horse trails:
Wickham Park in Melbourne
North Buck Lake... Learn More
Various Locations http://www-brevardparks-com/visittheparks/equestrian/index-php
Sticks and Stones Sport fishing Charters - Fishing/Boat Rentals, Fishing Charter, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers)
Located in Port Canaveral, Florida, Sticks and Stones Fishing is your ultimate offshore fishing experience with four charter trips to choose from including multi-day trips to the Bahamas! Whether you are looking for a full day of exciting deep sea fishing or just a half... Learn More
Malabar Scrub Sanctuary - Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
The variety of habitats found on the 395-acre Malabar Scrub Sanctuary make it an ideal place for visitors to learn how wetland and upland communities interact-
The sanctuary's protected habitats include xeric (dry) hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, sand... Learn More
DolFun Tours - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
DolFun Tours provides daily nature tours through the most diverse estuary in North America. See Dolphins, Manatees, Wild Birds, Heron, Osprey, Brown Pelicans and over 4400 species of Fish and Birds in and around the Indian and Banana River Lagoon. Choose from a one, two... Learn More
Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary - Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
Acquired in partnership with the State of Florida, the Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary is part of the sanctuary network established by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program.
Formerly a turpentine mine and farm, the 140-acre sanctuary is... Learn More
Pine Island Conservation Area - Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
The Pine Island Conservation Area is an 947-acre Florida wildlife sanctuary that offers the general public opportunities for wildlife viewing, biking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and much more through its five different habitats. The Pine Island Conservation... Learn More