*[Living in Florida is all about the water and the lifestyle it offers. Brevard’s extensive and diverse waterways provide a myriad of choices for waterfront living and prime locations for the boating enthusiast. Whether the captain of your own personal vessel heading out to the open Atlantic through the Canaveral Barge Canal or an angler on a Mosquito Lagoon or Indian River Lagoon guided fishing trip, the Space Coast is dialed into the needs and passions of the avid boater. Depart from your private dock for an afternoon adventure to explore the many small islands along the serene waterways only reachable by boat or kayak through the mangroves as the dolphins and manatees share their world with you.
Members of the Melbourne Yacht Club, Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Port Canaveral Yacht Club and the Patrick AFB Manatee Cove Marina take part of a social calendar that embraces the dazzling]* Brevard County waterways with club sponsored races, sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and more. Never sailed before? The Titusville Sailing Club and Beachside Sailing encourage locals and visitors to experience the camaraderie and wonder of sailing and seafaring off East-Central Florida’s shorelines and the estuaries of the Intracoastal Waterway. Many organizations in the Space Coast Sailing and Racing community hold local races and regattas throughout the year for you to partake in and enjoy.
Florida is known as the fishing capital of the world! Brevard County fishing guides are here to make sure tourists and locals get the most from world class fishing adventures in both saltwater and freshwater. Sport fish in the Atlantic Ocean, go after that trophy redfish in the Indian River Lagoon or head to the St Johns River Chain for some bass and speckled perch fishing. Fly through the wetlands of the St. Johns on an airboat and catch a glimpse of a gator or one of the 300 species of birds that seasonally call this area home. Public marinas, boat ramps, boat dockage and storage for all types of watercraft from yachts and powerboats to sailboats are available throughout the county. Access to the St. Johns River, Banana River, Indian River and Atlantic Ocean are quick and easy and in close proximity to Port Canaveral. The family owned and operated Anchorage Yacht Basin in Melbourne provides dry storage and wet storage for all types of vessels.
Cocoa Beach is home to the annual Thunder On Cocoa Beach, Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix sanctioned by Super Boat International Offshore Racing Series.
Yachts, off-shore boats, pontoon boats, bass boats, kayaks, canoes, personal watercraft and more all have a home on the Space coast. Grab that navigational kit and plot a course to Brevard County!