Below are just a few of the many locations that our tour groups visit!
Frank Rendon Park
Frank Rendon Park is a handicapped accessible beachfront park located in the City of Daytona Beach Shores. The park is owned by Volusia County, however, day-to-day janitorial and grounds maintenance is performed by city staff.
The park has over 130 parking spaces, restrooms, a playground, picnic pavilions, showers, and bike racks. The park’s elevation above the beach offers beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The park is located in a driving beach area.
Ponce Inlet Light Station
Step back in time and climb 175 feet of fun in the Florida sun at the Ponce Inlet Light Station and Museum! Constructed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse has guided mariners along the Florida coast for more than 130 years. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998, this world-famous lighthouse museum is conveniently located ten miles south of Daytona on the World’s Most Famous Beach and offers a treasure trove of experiences for young and old alike.
Smyrna Dunes Park
Smyrna Dunes Park is a 184 acre inlet park located along the southern shoreline of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The park has over 2 miles of wide, elevated, handicapped-accessible boardwalk capped with recycled lumber that is both comfortable and durable. Multiple scenic overlooks allow breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River, and Ponce de Leon Inlet. Special park features include a 300’ handicapped accessible fishing pier and dog-friendly swimming beach areas located along the park river shore. Restrooms and picnic pavilions are also available at this very popular coastal park.
Surfers from around the globe flock to Sebastian Inlet State Park to ride “First Peak” and “Monster Hole,” but this pristine park is more than a Florida surfer’s paradise.
Visitors stroll untouched beaches, collecting shells and observing sea turtle nests, or try their luck fishing from one of the jetties that slice into the Atlantic. Calmer waters on the Indian River Lagoon beckon kayakers to explore wild beauty. Two museums provide area history. The McLarty Treasure Museum highlights the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, while the Sebastian Fishing Museum chronicles the history of the area’s fishing industry.
America’s first National Wildlife Refuge is located near the Atlantic coastal community of Sebastian, Florida. A little island in the Indian River Lagoon, a dot on the map really, but with a very large international footprint. Pelican Island, and its surrounding 5400+ acres of protected waters and lands, are known as the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
The Nation’s most historic refuge offers an array of recreation opportunities for birders, nature photographers, and other outdoors enthusiasts. Two 3-mile loop trails around the managedand mangrove habitats as well as our newest Wildlife Trail give a taste of the refuge’s habitats and wildlife.
Three Lakes WMA
Three Lakes WMA preserves a significant portion of the Kissimmee Prairie and other natural communities, and also provides ample opportunities for hunting, fishing, birding, nature study, hiking, horseback riding and bicycling. Three Lakes WMA comprises more than 63,000 acres of southern Osceola County, 25 miles southeast of St. Cloud.
This diverse natural resource for fish and wildlife is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail and sustains populations of many native Florida species. A former cattle ranch, Three Lakes WMA was part of the last open range cattle ranching in the United States.
The William Beardall Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area features more than 60 miles of winding creeks and trails, with hammocks and open vistas creating a scenic backdrop for a range of activities. Vast and diverse acreage sustains many wildlife species at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site.
Natural riches in the forest and St. Johns River have attracted humans for over 6,000 years
Orlando Wetlands Park
The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and is located in Christmas, Florida.
Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including photography, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking (non-motorized), and horseback riding.
Merritt Island National Refuge
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, located along Florida’s coast about 60 miles east of the city of Orlando, was established by agreement as an overlay of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. The refuge lies within one of the most productive estuaries in the country.
The refuge traces its beginnings to the development of the nation’s Space Program. In 1962, NASA acquired the lands and waters adjacent to Cape Canaveral to establish the John F. Kennedy Space Center. NASA built a launch complex and other space-related facilities, but development of most of the area was not necessary. On August 28, 1963, as the 286th refuge of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signed an agreement to establish the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.