Sit back, relax and cruise on the lagoon!

Pelican Island Tour

Our classic pontoon tour carefully glides over sea grass beds, while you search for wildlife on the Indian River Lagoon. The cruise takes you by Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (the nation's first national wildlife refuge) and mangrove islands where birds, manatees, and dolphins gather. Our naturalist guide provides just the right touch of education through commentary and props and will also provide information about how you can positively impact the Lagoon. Binoculars are provided.  

Dates: Click the button below for dates and times.
Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board.

Adult $35/Adult Member $30

Child $15 /Child Member $12

Infant (under 2 years old) $12

Sunset Tours

A perfect way to end the day! Sit back, relax and take in the beauty around you on our Sunset Pontoon Tours. Cruise on the lagoon and enjoy the incredible Florida sunsets while watching the wildlife. Binoculars are provided. 

Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board
Please call (772) 589-5050 ext. 101 for more information.

Manatee Spotting Tour

Have fun spotting manatees and other wildlife on our Manatee Spotting Pontoon Boat Tour! See these gentle giants in their natural habitat, and learn along the way while our naturalist guide narrates.

For this tour, meet at:
Dale Wimbrow Park Boat Ramp
11805 Roseland Rd
Sebastian, FL 32958

Private Tours

To reserve the entire pontoon boat for a family or friends gathering, birthday or wedding party, business or club outing, contact: 772-589-5050 ext. 101 or GuestServices@DiscoverELC.org. ​Catering, tour guide and other options available.

Tour Details

  •  Our Pontoon Boat is handicap accessible. Please call (772) 589-5050 ext. 101 to give advanced notice.

  • Advance reservations required.

  • If you are interested in a different day, we might be able to accommodate. Please call Guest Services at (772) 589-5050 ext. 101

  • Boat accommodates a maximum of 16 guests. Minimum of 8 passengers required.

  • Tours are subject to cancellation for weather or demand.

  • You may bring your own food or beverage. We strongly encourage sustainable packaging.

  • All children under the age of thirteen are required to wear a Type I life jacket for the duration of the water tour. The ELC will supply life jackets, or if you prefer you are welcome to bring your own.

  • The minimum recommended age is six, as this is a two hour boat trip with no restroom. ELC has just one infant (up to 30 lbs) life vest. Infant life vests must be USCG approved commercial type 1 life vest.

To make your trip more comfortable: Bring a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.  Bring your own binoculars if you wish. Windbreakers and long pants are suggested for cool or windy days. Blankets are provided on cooler days as well.

A minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice is required to receive a refund. If less than 24 hours notice is given, we will try to reschedule for another trip, though this cannot be guaranteed. A failure to meet the minimum of 8 passengers on the pontoon boat may lead to cancellation.

Spaces fill quickly so book today! For tour reservations via phone or for more information, call 772-589-5050 ext.114.

ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. Join or give today! 

Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (772) 589-5050
email: info@discoverELC.org

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  
Service Dogs only, please.

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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963

Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway