Kayaking the Indian River Lagoon


“Off The Map: Kayaking the Indian River Lagoon” (22:13)

Produced by the St. John’s River Water Management District, the Indian River Lagoon Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Hosted by the Travel Channel’s Hunter Reno.

This 22-minute video leads viewers by kayak through the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast, exploring the region’s natural environment and how people who depend on the lagoon for their livelihoods are confronting the challenges it faces.

The lagoon stretches 156 miles, from Ponce Inlet (Daytona Beach/New Smyrna Beach) south to Jupiter Inlet and includes (north to south) Mosquito Lagoon,  the Indian River, Banana River, Eu Gallie River, St. Sebastian River and Hobe Sound. It is North America’s most diverse estuary, home to 2,200 species of animals and 2,100 species of plants.

Host Hunter Reno of the Travel Channel starts her journey in Mosquito Lagoon and Cape Canaveral National Seashore and travels south to Melbourne, then below Sebastian Inlet and Pelican Island and on to Fort Pierce and the southern end of the lagoon at Jupiter.

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