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Welcome to the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Sebastian River Area, one of Florida's authentic Treasure Coast communities on the Indian River Lagoon and home to America's first National Wildlife Refuge, Pelican Island. We are located on the central east coast of Florida, situated in the northernmost part of Indian River County, about 15 miles north of Vero Beach. Discover the natural splendor and rich history of the Sebastian River Area with a vast array of activities and attractions that includes fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, recreational parks, and so much more.      

The Sebastian River Area has over 20,000 acres of preserve ideal for hiking, birding and horseback riding. Sebastian is home to Pelican Island, America’s 1st National Wildlife Refuge, with over 130 species of birds. The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, is considered one of the top birding locations in the U.S. Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a 248-acre refuge spanning 20.5 miles long, was designated to protect habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America

Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the most popular state parks in the southeast known for its extraordinary surfing and fishing. One of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida is Sebastian Inlet's first peak, located next to the north jetty. Another hot surf spot is Monster Hole--located about 1/3 mile off the beach. Avid fishermen also flock to Sebastian Inlet, which is considered the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida's east coast.

The Sebastian River Area also offers great inshore fishing. There are over 13,000 acres of freshwater wilderness famous for trophy bass, the diverse Indian River Lagoon, North America’s most biologically diverse estuary, has hundreds of species of fish and the St. Sebastian River takes you back in time with its "Old Florida" charm. These beautiful waterways not only offer amazing fishing opportunities but also the perfect scenery for pontoon boat and airboat tours, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Sebastian is also well known for the rare antiquities that have washed upon its shores. The shipwreck from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet left many treasures along Sebastian’s coast. Many treasure hunters continue to search our shoreline for other artifacts that were lost in history.

Sebastian boasts one of the most spectacular skydiving views in the world! Both tandem and experienced jumpers travel from all over the world to plunge from an altitude of 13,500 feet and experience the breathtaking view!

The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway, one of two in the State of Florida, is 233 miles and the southern corridor of the byway encompasses the entire Sebastian River Area including Fellsmere. The Byway was designated a Scenic Highway because of the great historical, natural and recreational resources for explorers of all ages. As you travel the byway, you'll be taken back by the unique and diverse habitat, special places and breathtaking scenery that await you.

The Sebastian River Area is a perfect getaway for those seeking relaxation while learning to appreciate Florida’s natural wonderlands.


Get Hooked on Sebastian's Fishing Treasures

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Read VISIT FLORIDA's article on Sebastian's diverse fishing opportunities: 
http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/things-to-do/florida-fishing/sebastians-fishing-treasures.html


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The Sebastian River Area was recently featured on CBS 12's Road Trippin' Series. It included 5 segments on our area including: Where to Eat, Where to Stay, and 3 Activities & Attractions. You can watch the segments on Capt Hiram’s Resort, Sebastian Watercraft Rentals, Marsh Landing Restaurant, Skydive Sebastian and Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum online. Check it out here!

 

How to Do Florida

Sebastian was recently featured on an episode of "how to Do Florida" that aired in June. how to Do florida is a broadcast show that entertains, teaches, and encourages Floridians to actively engage their state. The episode we are featured in is "how to Treasure Dive." Our area is well known for the rare antiquities that have washed upon its shores. The shipwreck from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet left many treasures along Sebastian's coast. Treasure hunters continue to search our waters for gold, jewelry, and other artifacts lost in history. Be sure to watch the online episode and learn more about our rich history and how you can get in on the thrill of treasure hunting!

 

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Turtle Walks

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Sea turtle nesting season has begun on the East Coast! During the months of June & July, learn about Florida’s giant sea turtles and maybe see a nesting Loggerhead sea turtle on a park ranger led tour. Learn more & reserve your space: http://www.sebastianchamber.com/recreation/eco-tourism/turtle-walks

Lionfish Fest 2017

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2nd Annual Lionfish Fest
May 19th - 21st, 2017 
@ Capt Hirams Resort & Marina

The annual Sebastian Lionfish Fest, held May 19-21, 2017, at Capt Hirams features a lionfish tournament, cook-off, educational experience, and live entertainment! The event is designed to raise awareness and protect our coastal ecosystems against this harmful, invasive species. For more information, visit www.SebastianLionfishFest.com


For more information and to register for the tournament, sign up to be a vendor, or purchase tickets for the cook-off, visit www.SebastianLionfishFest.com or contact Kendra Cope at: 772-538-0616 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

24th Annual Blue Water Open

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at Captain Hiram's In Sebastian, FL

The Blue Water Open Offshore Charity Fishing Tournament presented by the Sebastian Exchange Club draws competitors from all over to enjoy what is certainly one of the most fun fundraisers all year along the Treasure Coast of Florida. Plan to come out and join us for the 24th annual Blue Water Open in 2017.

Calling all boat captains.  Put your team together, and enter to compete for cash and prizes. Spend a great day on the water, and a fun evening ashore, while you help us raise money for a great cause. The Blue Water Open Offshore Charity Fishing Tournament in Sebastian, Florida draws competitors from all over to enjoy what is certainly one of the most fun fundraisers all year along the Treasure Coast of Florida.

Boat Entry fee is $250.00 for those who are strictly fishing in the tournament and who are NOT sponsors. We are happy to have you.

Top Boat: $2,000  (Boat with the heaviest weight of 3 fish within the 4 fish categories.  Must have 3 fish in at least 2 of the 4 fish categories.  Does not include Amberjack, Cobia or Tripletail  Top boat fish can also compete for other places on the main board.

Lady Angler & Junior Angler:  These are non cash awards.  Fish entered here can compete for other cash prizes.  (NOTE:  Lady and Junior Angler fish MUST BE DECLARED prior to weighing the fish.) Does not include Amberjack, Cobia or Tripletail.  

Bonus Board: (Total purse $2,000):  ONLY 1 ENTRY FOR ANY BOAT NOT QUALIFYING FOR THE MAIN BOARD PURSE.  $200 TO THE NEXT 10 HEAVIEST FISH IN ANY OF THE 4 FISH CATEGORIES. Does not include Amberjack, Cobia or Tripletail. 

Big Fish Bonanza:  (Optional – must be registered to win.)  Single largest fish of the 4 fish categories.  80% of purse paid out.  Does not include Amberjack, Cobia or Tripletail. 

AJ:  $1,000 to largest Amberjack minimum 25 pounds weighed in.   AJ not included in Top Boat or Big Fish Bonanza total weight.

Colossal Cobia:  $1,000 to largest Cobia minimum 25 pounds weighed in. Cobia not included in Top Boat or Big Fish Bonanza total weight.

Tripletail: $1,000 to largest Tripletail minimum 10 pounds weighed in.   Tripletail not included in Top Boat or Big Fish Bonanza total weight. 

For more information, visit www.bluewateropen.com 

Sebastian's Freedom Festival

The Lion's Club of Sebastian and the City of Sebastian enthusiastically invite you to participate in the 45th Annual 4th of July Parade which will be held on Tuesday, July 4th. This year, the parade will again begin at the Sebastian Community Center and the Sebastian Masonic Lodge at 1805 Jackson Street proceeding East on Davis Street and South of Indian River Drive to Riverview Park. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m.

Following the parade, there will be festivities in the park. Live entertainment, food, craft booths, vendors, etc. Fireworks at dusk. This is a fun-filled family event!

For more information, please click below:
4th of July Festival
Parade Info
Vendor Info
Vendor Application
Hold Harmless Form
Park Map

or visit
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/sebastian

Visit us at www.facebook.com/sebastianlionsclub

Summer Camps

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Check out all of the great summer camps and activities available in the Sebastian River Area. Whether your preference is outdoor adventures or indoor experiences, there's something for every young explorer: http://www.sebastianchamber.com/main-recreation/main-kids-activities/summer-camps

 

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Sebastian, FL 32958

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Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1958, the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote business development, encourage growth of tourism & enhance the quality of life in the Sebastian River Area, located in Indian River and Brevard Counties, Florida. We represent over 450 businesses and serve various communities such as Wabasso, Fellsmere, Grant, Micco, Little Hollywood, Sebastian and surrounding areas such as Vero Beach and Melbourne, Florida.




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