The Sebastian River Area has beautiful waterways to kayak. Kayaking is a great way to get close and view wildlife without disturbing it in its natural habitat. The Indian River Lagoon offers wide open spaces and numerous spoiled islands to explore birds, dolphin, manatees, sea turtles, and much more! Pelican Island, America's 1st National Wildlife Refuge, is a very popular landmark to kayak around and view hundreds of birds. You can't go on the actual island but you can paddle around it and appreciate the history behind it. Near Sebastian Inlet, there are some beautiful back country areas and mangrove fringed shorelines to kayak. Kayak fishing is also very popular in the Sebastian River Area!
A kayaking trip through the St. Sebastian River takes you back in time as you paddle through "Old Florida" and under large canopy oaks. You'll not only discover birds, alligators, manatees, turtles but also a sense of peace. The St. Sebastian River is a three-prong system. The North Prong and South Prong share a common mouth into the Indian River lagoon with a man-made floodcontrol canal. The South Prong meanders north behind the coastal ridge that separates it from the Indian River. Sluggish stream flow and a wide channel on the lower river provide an easy day of paddling after winding through the narrower upper section.
Kayaking the Sebastian River Area is a great escape for those seeking relaxation while learning to appreciate Florida's natural wonderlands.