Sweet Water Hammock

Experience the untamed nature and pristine preservation in St. Lucie County with its cities of Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and the coastal lands of Hutchinson Island. The area is truly blessed with a variety of natural resources and habitats and the local governments along with its citizens take paramount steps to keep it that way. Outdoor and nature lovers of all ages will be enthralled with all that there is to do in the area. Activities include guided tours horseback riding on the beach, interpretive boat tours, motorized kayak explorations of the Indian River Lagoon (which also happens to be the most biologically diverse estuary in the United States) two botanical gardens and much more. Learn about the area’s exotic and plentiful wildlife such as reptiles, dolphins, manatees, other marine life and an astounding number of beautiful birds at our many environmental educational centers.

Please see below for a listing of outdoor guided tours and our environmental education centers.  

Click here: St. Lucie County Parks and Preserves Information

Click here: St. Lucie County Interactive Parks and Preserves Map

Bird Watching

Bird Watching
Please click here for the Beaches/Parks/Preserves bird watching locations.

Al's Family Citrus Farm Tours

Al's Family Citrus Farm Tours
2001 N. Kings Hwy.
Fort Pierce
772-466-5111

Al's Family Citrus Farm Tour's website
Beach Tours on Horseback

Beach Tours on Horseback
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park
Fort Pierce
772-519-0237

Beach Tours on Horseback
Dolphin Watch Boat Tours

Dolphin Watch Boat Tours

(772) 464-6673

Dolphin Watch Boat Tour's Website
Endless Summer Winery & Vineyard

Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery
4200 Johnson Road
Fort Pierce
(772) 460-0500

Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery's Website
Florida Airboat Excursions

Florida Airboat Excursions
772-461-0303

Florida Airboat Excursion's website
FPL Energy Encounter

FPL Energy Encounter
6501 South Ocean Dr.
Jensen Beach
772-467-7782

FPL Energy Encounter's website
Get Outside and Do Something/Lisa's Kayaks

Get Outside and Do Something/Lisa's Kayaks
Various launch sites
772-216-2820

Get Outside and Do Something/Lisa's Kayaks' website
Hallstrom Planetarium at IRSC

Hallstrom Planetarium at IRSC
3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce
772-462-4750

Hallstrom Planetarium at IRSC's website
Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Gardens
210 Savannah Road
Fort Pierce
772-464-4672

Heathcote Botanical Garden's website
Indian River Lagoon and Swampland Boat Tours

Indian River Lagoon Wildlife Boat Tours
1 Ave A
Fort Pierce
772-464-4445

Indian River Lagoon and Swampland Boat Tour's website
Kayaks and Stuff

Kayaks and Stuff
406-788-0798

Kayaks and Stuff's website
Manatee Observation & Education Center

Manatee Observation & Education Center
480 N. Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce
466-1600 ext 3333

Manatee Observation & Education Center's website
Motorized Kayak Adventures

Motorized Kayak Adventures
772-380-6815

Motorized Kayak Adventure's website
Ocean Discovery Center/Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute @ Florida Atlantic University

Ocean Discovery Center/Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute @ Florida Atlantic University
5600 N. US Hwy 1
Fort Pierce
772-465-2400

Ocean Discovery Center/Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute @ Florida Atlantic University's website
Oxbow Eco-Center

Oxbow Eco-Center
5400 NE St. James Drive
Port St. Lucie
772-785-5833

Oxbow Eco-Center's website
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
2140 SE Westmoreland Blvd.
772-337-1959

Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden's website
River Lilly Wildlife Boat Crusies

River Lilly Wildlife Boat Crusies
500 SE Prima Vista Blvd.
River Park Marina
Port St. Lucie
772-489-8344

River Lilly Wildlife Boat Crusie's website
St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Ecosytems Exhibit

St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Ecosytems Exhibit
420 Seaway Drive
Fort Pierce
772-462-3474

St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Ecosytems Exhibit's website
St. Lucie River Wildlife Boat Princess

St. Lucie River Wildlife Boat Princess
2200 Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
Port St Lucie
772-342-2450

St. Lucie River Wildlife Boat Princess' website
Sea Turtles Walks

Sea Turtles Walks
6501 South Ocean Drive
Jensen Beach
772-467-7782

Sea Turtles Walk's website
Airboat tours

Stumpknocker Airboat Tours
Blue Cypress Recreation Area Parking Lot
Vero Beach
772-778-9654

Stumpknocker Airboat Tours' website
Thyme Aweigh Sailing Charters

Thyme Aweigh Sailing Charters
1 Avenue A
Fort Pierce
352-223-7973

Thyme Aweigh Sailing Charter's website