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Florida Outdoor Center

405 Papaya Cir, Sebastian, FL 32976-6852
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Great experience. Great Service!

We paddle often but wanted local knowledge. Some friends referred us to Kristen. She was so helpful... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
emluft
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Miami, Florida
fun activity for young and old

I have paddled with Kristen and FL Outdoor center on numerous trips. All have been great. Kristen... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2016
Gman980
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Vero Beach, Florida
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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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Jul 31, 2017
“Great experience. Great Service!”
Dec 26, 2016
“fun activity for young and old”
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405 Papaya Cir, Sebastian, FL 32976-6852
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

We paddle often but wanted local knowledge. Some friends referred us to Kristen. She was so helpful and knowledgeable. A big thank you for your patience and helping us plan our trip. It made a world of difference!

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Reviewed December 27, 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...More

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Reviewed July 13, 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...More

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Reviewed March 26, 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...More

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Reviewed October 5, 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...More

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Reviewed March 22, 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 reviewResponded April 3, 2015

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

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Reviewed January 21, 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...More

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riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2015

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

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Reviewed August 20, 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...More

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Reviewed June 20, 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...More

Thank Mandy242
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riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

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...More

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Reviewed May 26, 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...More

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riverotter1320, Manager at Florida Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

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

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