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Address: 405 Papaya Cir, Sebastian, FL 32976-6852
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+1 772-202-0220

Encounter manatee, dolphin, and a multitude of birds up close with FLOC,...

Encounter manatee, dolphin, and a multitude of birds up close with FLOC, voted Best Guided Tour in Florida, Kayaks Etc is now Florida Outdoor Center. Offering Guided Tours Daily,FLOC offers more excursions on land and the water to some of Florida’s most diverse ecosystems including the Indian River Lagoon, St Sebastian Preserve State Park and Pelican Island. Explore by kayak, bike or on foot with our staff Marine Biologist, Florida Master Naturalists, ACA certified Instructors or go on your own. Stand up Paddleboards, kayaks, bikes and hiking tours and rentals available daily, please try to give our staff 24 hours notice.

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fun activity for young and old

I have paddled with Kristen and FL Outdoor center on numerous trips. All have been great. Kristen is good at sizing up the group she has in front of her and with the wants need in... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

I have paddled with Kristen and FL Outdoor center on numerous trips. All have been great. Kristen is good at sizing up the group she has in front of her and with the wants need in mind of the people who hired her she sets up the best itinerary to give everyone a trip to remember. some are there to... More 

Thank Gman980
Sebastian, Florida
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

She gives excellent guided tours geared to what that party wants to do at the time. Based on water & weather. She explains everything that is seen such as birds, sea life. She is so knowlegeable. It is always a fun day on the water with her. She offers Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking (singles or doubles). also during the... More 

Thank Jsunbeam
Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Kristen Beck was an enthusiastic, knowledgable and superb kayak instructor! I brought my three children, new to kayaking, and Kristen handled them with patience, kindness and humor. Now only did we have a incredible experience out on the water but we also learned so much about various birds and marine animals. In the car ride home the kids shared many... More 

Thank susie k
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Very irresponsible & inconsiderate operation! Made initial contact and arrangements several months prior to our vacation,and another contact just a few weeks before our trip and I was coldly told they would make exact plans with us when we arrived in Florida. We arrived and I never heard from them, so the day before we were supposedly going on kayak... More 

3 Thank drue s
Sebastian, Florida
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Kristen is extremely knowledgeable, professional and her enthusiasm is boundless. She was extremely helpful and, although this was my first time kayaking, Kristen made it effortless. For anyone who wants to experience nature at its finest, this is the way to go!

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riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this review

I am glad we were able to show you Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge! It was great to be a part of your anniversary. We hope to see you on the water again soon. Kristen Beck Director A Florida Outdoor Center More 

Rockport, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

This past 2 weeks my husband (and our small dog) have gone out with Kristen to paddle the amazing water ways around Sebastian and Vero Beach. The first day we took a trip to Johns Island. It was a bit choppy and windy but Kristen maneuvered us around the islands to make it less stressful. When we first dropped in,... More 

Thank amt1028
riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We love the wildlife encounters we have been having. I have always wanted to be a nature show host and I get to live my dream on trips like these! See you out there again soon!! Kristen More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Had the opportunity to do a paddle boarding trip with Kristen as our guide. We were not disappointed at all! This is my 4th time SUPing and my mom's 1st. Kristen took the time to teach mom how to use the board and had a few different boards for her to try so that she had one she was comfortable... More 

Thank Erika82203
West Palm Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

let me start off by saying... to those who haven't tried, kayaking is not as easy as it looks! however once you get the hang of it its pretty cool; and a great arm workout! i went with my two little cousins. in the beginning it was a bit challenging as the kids were pretty nervous about the whole sitting... More 

Thank Mandy242
riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Thank you! I also had a great day- and was so happy we got to see all the sea hares! One of the best things about my job is helping people get over their fear and it is so exciting to see fear turn into wonder and excitement! I look forward to see you and the kids again next time... More 

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Our family had a wonderful personalized trip today and appreciated the knowledge and obvious love of nature that Kristen displays. We launched out of the Riverview Park at Sebastian into the Indian River. The water was crystal-clear and beautiful. We saw a large variety of birds and learned about the history of this area of the Indian River. The equipment... More 

Thank kbp2013
riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the trip! The conservation islands are magical places and the lagoon is one of the best outdoor offices in Florida! I do hope to see you again soon Be well and keep exploring! Kristen Beck More 

Meriden, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2014

After reading the reviews for the Florida Outdoor Center, my husband and I decided to give kayaking a try. We booked the Sebastian River trip with Kristen. She taught us about kayaking form and safety before we started - and after our orientation we began a magical trip. We saw alligators from a safe distance, a manatee, beautiful birds and... More 

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