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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1339 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559
Phone Number: +1 772-562-3909
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Number One Beach in the World for Loggerhead Turtle Nesting

We recently attended a night guided tour and saw a loggerhead turtle laying eggs, covering her nest, and returning to the water. Where else in the world can you see something... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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Vero Beach FL
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Vero Beach FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We recently attended a night guided tour and saw a loggerhead turtle laying eggs, covering her nest, and returning to the water. Where else in the world can you see something like this?! There is also a very interesting and informative Visitor Center. There were about 28,000 nestings on this beach last year and the numbers of Loggerheads, Greens, and... More 

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Netherton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We booked for one of the volunteer led turtle sea walks to see a loggerhead turtle laying it's eggs. An exceptional experience which I would recommend anyone visiting June or July looks to visiting the Barrier Island Sanctuary

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We stopped by the Barrier Island Sanctuary Education Center, which is the Visitor Center for the Archie Carr Refuge, and loved it. The Center itself had so many exhibits about the local nature life and the ones with live animals were fantastic. We had never seen the animal inside a whelk shell, or the sea slugs, or so many baby... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Sometimes I feel I should not tell people about a truly wonderful place I have found because I fear when I want to go back it will be crowded. However, I here it is. The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is both educational and entertaining. My wife and I went with another couple for an early morning turtle walk. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Both adults and children will enjoy a very informative and impressive conservation effort made by Archie Carr that will be around for generations I hope. I have lived in Florida for many years close to the ocean plus known many marine biologists & still learned things about turtles, hatchlings and protection efforts in the US and around the world. Things... More 

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Ocala, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We had a reservation for a turtle walk at the Melbourne Beach location of the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge . When we arrived, we visited the viewing platform/boardwalk and was able to see various turtles bobbing their heads in the ocean. The walk is commenced with a discussion in the auditorium about turtles (Loggerheads, Green & Leatherback) & their habitats.... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

A can't miss adventure to watch Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night. Absolutely worth the time and money. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a must if you in and around Vero Beach....a nice nature walk with a observation tower. Take plenty of water.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Love sea turtles? This is a place for you. Proud to know that good citizens started long ago to save the nesting beaches in the Vero Beach, FL, area about 30 years ago. Awesome to walk the beaches in a.m. from May to Oct. to see the "crawls" of the mom turtles as they come on shore to lay their... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Great place to visit. Good hiking with pleasant observation deck overlooking the Indian River Lagoon. Good biking along adjacent Jungle Trail as well. Easy kayak launch site and easy, protected kayaking around mangroves and inlets. Great for birders and manatee watchers.

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