Rigg’s Outpost

Watersports

Rigg's Outpost

Rigg’s Outpost of downtown Melbourne is a fast-growing local bait & tackle shop offering bait & tackle and boat & paddle sport rentals. They’re a one-stop-shop for all your on-water needs. Live bait includes: Shrimp, Mullet, Clams, Minnows, Shinners, Nightcrawlers, Red Worms. Frozen Bait: Shop Shrimp, Sinister Shrimp, Sinister Finger Mullet, Sinister Clams, Sand Fleas, Pilchers, Silversides, Squid, Sardines, Crab Bait, Ballyhoo, Chum Block.

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Airboat Rides Melbourne

Nature

Airboat Rides Melbourne

These state-of-the-art airboats are fully equipped for up to 9 guests in total comfort (depending on size), and are small enough that we can explore any area that catches your interest and assure you of the best possible opportunity for wildlife sightings. These boats can go where no others can, anywhere you wish in the vast majesty of the swamplands. Their guides also carry cameras and will be more than happy to take photos of you and your friends and family, and email them to you after your trip.

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Melbourne Beaches

Nature

Beaches

Nearby Beaches

Space Coast Beaches

There is nothing better than getting your family and friends together to share time at the beach. Florida’s Space Coast’s coastline goes on for 72 miles and showcases a variety of beach options, waiting just for you!

Secluded and undeveloped natural beaches include the Canaveral National Seashore where the beauty of sand dunes are left isolated just like Mother Nature intended. Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area to the south is considered one of the best surfing breaks along the East Coast. It’s also a great family recreational site.

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Kennedy Space Center

Local Attractions

Kennedy Space Center

Make plans to visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for an out-of-this-world experience. Here you’ll be inspired as you dive into the past, present and future of space travel. Divided into Mission Zones, where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of the humans in space. Learn about early space adventures and pioneers at Heroes & Legends. Take your visit to the next level with the Behind the Gates bus tour that gives you access to launch sites, and learn about the Apollo Era at Race to the Moon, featuring a Saturn V rocket. And no trip here is complete without a visit to Space Shuttle Atlantis inside Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other. Plus, Dine with an Astronaut allows visitors to sit down to a chef-prepared buffet meal where you can hear tales from astronauts about their journey to space. This takes place daily and is open to all members of your party. Want to visit for a rocket launch? Launch viewing experiences are an additional cost and availability varies per launch. The all-new Astronaut Training Experience allows you to experience astronaut training. Perform a space-walk using immersive microgravity simulation technology, or participate in a launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Mars Base 1 transports you to Mars to live and work on the red planet for a day. It’s a full day’s experience and does require a separate admission, which is encouraged to be reserved in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. On-site parking available. Have a pet with you? Free kennel service is provided, and guests are encouraged to bring pet food, snacks and anything that makes your pet comfortable. Need accessible equipment? Rentals are available including: electric scooter rental, wheelchairs, strollers and double strollers. The park opens daily at 9 a.m. and the closing time varies, depending on the time of year.

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Brevard Zoo

Local Attractions

Brevard Zoo

This community-built zoo’s mission is ‘Wildlife conservation through education and participation.’ It’s a world-class zoo that serves as a conservation hub where people gather to learn about animals, nature and conservation. In addition to enjoying the wonderful animals in natural habitats, you can add an extraordinary encounter to your visit. You can feed giraffes or exotic birds, take a kayak tour–even kayaking out to mingle with lemurs–or view the zoo from overhead through the spectacular Treetop Trek, an aerial adventure of climbing, zip-lining, and more. There’s even a water play area for young children. The Brevard Zoo is a small zoo that does big things!

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