Fishing & Boating
FERNDALE LODGE in Sebastian has some of the finest fishing and boating in Florida. From our docks on the Indian River, the SEBASTIAN INLET is only 10 minutes by boat and provides access to the Atlantic for great offshore fishing.
Sebastian Inlet is well known for SNOOK fishing, but you can also catch large REDFISH, FLOUNDER, MANGROVE SNAPPER, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL and more.
In the Indian River you can catch TROUT, REDFISH, SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD, JACKS and more. The Indian River around Sebastian is pristine with clear water, grass flats and oyster bars.
Offshore fishing is great with, DOLPHIN, KINGFISH, WAHOO, COBIA, GROUPER, SNAPPER, and more.
Check out our 250' fishing pier and boat dock with a 360° view using IPIX technology.. Guests are welcome to fish off the dock or just sit and relax on any one of the several comfortable benches. Have an early morning coffee and watch the sun come up over the spoil islands.
We offer FREE boat slips to our guests, as well as FREE canoe and row boats to those adventurous to use them. The Indian River is shallow along the Sebastian coastline -- about 2 to 3 feet of water off our dock. We can accommodate boats up to 20’ .
Public launch ramps are within 1/2 mile of the lodge. We have adequate parking for boat trailers on our property. Several nice uninhabited "spoil islands" lie just off our property - they make excellent picnic areas and are great places for kids to explore. Weather permitting, its an easy quick canoe ride from the Lodge to the Islands.
The Intercoastal waterway is just to the East of the spoil islands with plenty of deep water for almost any size boat. Ferndale Lodge is located directly west of ICW Marker 69.
There are several fine charter boat captains in the Sebastian River Area. Here are some of our recommendations.
Capt. Gus Brugger's Inshore Guide Service
Surf Rider Charters - Capt. Rick Marchetti
Capt'n Butcher's Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Florida Outdoor Center
Kayak rentals and guided tours of the Sebastian River and the Indian River Lagoon.
Casual Cruisin - Capt. Christy Lenz
"Casual Cruisin" with Capt. Christy Lenz on her private pontoon boat charters.
River Queen Cruises
Beautiful mid-day and evening cruises to Pelican Island and other Intercoastal locations on the River Queen.
Native Tackle Supply Co.
Directly across from the Sebastian yacht club public boat ramp on Indian River Drive.
Wabasso Bait & Tackle - Steve & Terry Parsons