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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts several Turtle Walk events throughout the year for visitors to learn and observe the egg laying and nesting process of sea turtles. During the event experienced Loggerhead Marinelife staff have set up a designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while the visitors get an informative presentation before they get to see for themselves.

Turtle Walks are $18 dollars per person and $15 dollars for Loggerhead Marinelife Center members. Walk in’s are welcome but a spot is not guaranteed. Everyone who wishes to attend, including children must reserve a spot. Children must be 8 years of age of older to attends the walks. The center can only accommodate up to 30 people per night for the walks, and

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Some people think you have to go all the way down to Miami to see the Everglades, but actually the northeastern boundary of the Everglades exists in the West Palm Beach Preserve just 45 minutes from downtown. West Palm Beach Airboat Rides is your chance to see the beauty of the "River of Grass," its vast ecosystem, aquatic life and birds.

West Palm Beach Airboat Rides has been reviewed by nearly 400 people on TripAdvisor and has 5 stars with a 98% excellence rating by guests. The company operates 7 days a week by appointments, so your ride is private- whoever you bring with you is who's on the boat. Charter options range from 1-3 hours and all captains are U.S.C.G. Certified Captains who have grown up in the Everglades and have extensive

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Tomorrow, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their 7th Annual Run 4 The Sea. The race is 4 miles long and begins at 7am, Saturday June 16th, and is open to runners and walkers. Following the start of the 4-mile run there will also be a 1-mile Kids Fun Run starting at 8:15 am.

The purpose of the run is to support and raise money for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to provide rehabilitation to injured and endangered sea turtles and to promote the conservation of the ocean.

After the run, participants are invited to stay and enjoy a post-race celebration with kid’s activities, breakfast vendors, music, and an award ceremony. Awards will be presented to the Top Overall male and female, Top Three male and female for different age

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The West Palm Beach Summer Boat Show is happening next weekend, June 22nd-24th, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. A 100,000 square-foot showcase center will feature power boats up to 40 feet including center consoles, walk-arounds, cruisers and pontoons. 

The boat show is sponsored by dozens of brands and local marinas who will have merchandise on display and for sale. Hundreds of shiny new boats will be on trailers and you can climb aboard and check out the vessels first-hand. You'll find everything from small Hewes for fishing to brand new luxury Sea Rays.

On Sunday there will also be a Used Boat, Vehicle, and Equipment Auction with a preview on Saturday. You can check out over 200 items including boats, trailers, RVs, motorcycles, golf carts

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The River Center in Jupiter collaborates with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary several times a year to provide a series of Boating Safety Classes. The classes are targeted to attract young boaters in our community, however the class welcomes all ages who want to learn the importance of safety on the water.

The classes are put together through the sponsorship of the AustinBlu Foundation, a non-profit aimed to raise awareness and to promote educational programs and classes for boating safety.

The class will be held this Saturday, June 16th at The River Center in Jupiter.  The class will take place in a classroom in a lecture style learning. The State of Florida requires that any person born after January 1, 1988 who wishes to operate a vessel of 10 horsepower or

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Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Shaka pontoon boat heads down the Jupiter Inlet to party while the sun sets.

PonTiki in Jupiter rents out three super cool tiki boats for parties and events; the Charlie (holds 6) equipped with a waterslide, bar and rooftop for sunning; the Big Bamboo (holds 6) also complete with a waterslide, bar and a chipping green; and the Shaka (holds 40) a floating event venue with a bar, couches, a full bathroom and floating party pads.

The Shaka Cruise on Tuesdays and Thursdays is a public 21+ event including live music, sight-seeing and lots of fun. Take your special someone on a cool date or hang with friends at this unique night out. The cost $50 a person which includes beer and wine and you can

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Stuart was dubbed the "Sailfish Capital of the World" in 1938 by Miami Herald columnist, Enrnie Lyons, who visited the city and saw its vicinity to world-class sport fishing. Lyons was on a charter fleet offshore of the St. Lucie Inlet, where that week approximately 1,000 sailfish were caught and released by skilled anglers. Lyons returned to Miami to tell the world about the exceptional game fishing Stuart has to offer.

Since then, the sailfish has become part of the history of Stuart, as you can see from statues, fountains (pictured above) and business names in the area. Sailfish are still always a big catch just a few miles offshore in 80-160 feet of water and are caught with trolled dead baits. 

What's lesser known about this area of the

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Hobe Sound is centrally located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Stuart and Jupiter in Martin County. The small town is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, parks, championship golf courses, highly rated schools, excellent restaurants and nature spots in the state.

Located in Hobe Sound is the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The park features a variety of recreational and outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing, equestrian trails, wildlife viewing, boating, and much more. As well as many local parks such as Greenfield Park, Zeus Park, William G “Doc” Myers Park, Jimmy Graham Park, and Peck Lake Park, which all offer many recreational and outdoor activities throughout the week and monthly Food Truck Invasions.

Hobe Sound is home to

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their popular Lighthouse Moonrise Tour on Tuesday May 29th. Guests who attend will learn about the history of the lighthouse and enjoy great views of the full moon from the top of the Lighthouse and of the Town of Jupiter.

The tour is approximately 75 minutes long and tickets are required to attend. The costs of the tickets are $20 dollars and $15 dollars for Lighthouse Members. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 561-747-8380 extension 101. Children are allowed to attend and must be 48” inches in height to climb the Lighthouse tower steps and accompanied by an adult. The Moonrise Tour starts at 7:45 pm to 9 pm, weather permitting.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captains

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Tomorrow, May 23rd the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is releasing Teddy the sea turtle back into the ocean. Tomorrow just also happens to be World Turtle Day.

The sea turtle is an sub-adult loggerhead turtle that was found injured in January near Hutchinson Island. Staffers from the Inwater Research Group found the turtle floating in the St. Lucie power plant canal and contacted the Marinelife Center. Teddy weighed 113 pounds, which is underweight for sub-adult turtles, when the center took the turtle in.

The hospital staff at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center administered antibiotics, vitamins, iron, and fluids after the turtle’s blood work showed poor health due to starvation and anemia. Today, Teddy now weighs 125 pounds and is healthy

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