Almost 70 years ago, the first U.S. Navy frogmen began underwater demolitions training in the waters around Fort Pierce. Commissioned through an act of Congress and the signature of the president, the National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum now stands where these first training sessions began and documents the evolution of the first volunteers into today's Navy SEALs. Exhibits honor the predecessors to the SEAL program and display artifacts and equipment from combat, including Apollo training vehicles, a Vietnam-era ”Huey” helicopter, and the SEALs' unique water vehicles powered by hardworking seahorses. Also on display are all 10,000 pounds of the fiberglass lifeboat from the 2009 hostage rescue of Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama following its hijacking by Somalian pirates. Visitors can also view WWII training obstacles rescued from the ocean floor or take in the names of fallen heroes as they walk on memorial bricks donated by the friends and family of former SEALs. In addition to documenting and honoring past soldiers, the National Navy UTD–SEAL Museum also reaches out to living veterans through their reunions and their partnership with the Wheelchairs for Warriors program.
Motorized Kayak Adventures sends kayaks gliding through the waters of the Indian River Lagoon, Saint Lucie River, and Oxbow Eco-Center at 2 to 4 knots. Guests need to merely steer past the mangrove jungles and native ospreys and herons. They can take in these picturesque surroundings on a number of outings, including sunset and full-moon tours.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Creative free-verse poetry writing
Pro Tip: You will learn techniques for generating original poems and how to edit them.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Small-group instruction and critique
Recommended Age Group: Adults