Indian River Lagoon and Swampland Boat Tours at the City Marina at 1 Avenue A in Ft. Pierce. We boarded the pontoon boat for a 90-minute tour with Captain Barry “Chop” Lege and Mr. Gill. Captain Lege narrated the tour as we cruised on the Indian River Lagoon a 156-mile estuary. During the citrus season boats, carry goods to 1,000 islands in the Bahamas. Two hundred islands in the chain but only 160 accessible. People camp out on the weekends and barbecue on one of the accessible islands.
Over 2,700 species of animals, 310 species of birds, 1,350 species of plants and 685 species of fish. We spotted a Great Blue Heron male building a nest in a tree, a Snowy Egret and a Pelican diving for fish. We caught a glimpse of a Bottlenose Dolphin. Dolphins appear from November through May. We didn’t see any Manatees or Turtles on our boat tour.
The St. Lucie Village along the lagoon established around Fort Capron, a fort established in 1850 during the third Seminole War. The St. Lucie Historic Village added to the National Register of Historic Places in the late 1980s.
Listen to a jazz band playing under the gazebo and enjoy the scenery overlooking the lagoon. Prices and hours of operation available on the website.