The Real Florida

So you’re in Central Florida for a conference, on vacation, or maybe you live here! But have you ever seen the real Florida? Many of us, residents included, have no idea how diverse, how immense and how beautiful the natural Florida outdoors are.

Birds, manatees, dolphins, land, sea or sky, we’d like to show a slice of our world, beyond what the theme parks and night clubs can offer.

Local Knowledge can help show you what all the hooplah is about. Our friendly, charismatic guides will teach you about the amazing plants and animals while hiking on LAND, or kayak with us and learn about the amazing creatures of the SEA, or join us for a bird watching trip and learn about what’s flying by in the SKY. Come on a nature tour and learn while you laugh like a kid again!


Merritt Island Hiking Excursion

Join our guide on a fun hike through one of the state’s premiere refuges. The hike passes through three unique ecosystems including salt marshes, maritime forests, and scrub forests. Come see an amazing diversity of wildlife!


The Indian River Lagoon Boating Excursion

Take a break and come on board the 40′ Blue Dolphin, operated by Space Coast River Tours, for a tour of the Banana River and the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary. A fun-filled tour perfect for all age levels and interests.


Bird Watching at the Viera Wetland

The tour passes by the treatment cells of the Viera Wetland. Come learn more about amazing diversity of birds and other wildlife using this area and how aquatic plants can be used to clean and filter water while visiting one of the best bird watching spots in Brevard.