Fun Facts about the Indian River Lagoon

Here at 321 Boat Club we can’t think of a better body of water to have such unlimited access to than the Indian River Lagoon. We’re happy to call Melbourne home, and to be able to set up shop on the salty shores of the Indian River Lagoon. Before you make your next reservation for a fishing or speed boat for this weekend, take a quick minute to check out these fun facts about the Indian River Lagoon.

  • The Indian River is not a river at all. It’s an estuary where the salt water from the Atlantic Ocean mixes with the freshwater of Florida.
  • The water is moved more by the wind and tides than it is by the flow of the freshwater that pours into it.
  • The average depth of the Lagoon is only 4 ft!
  • There are six inlets that connect the Atlantic and the Indian River: Ponce de Leon Inlet, Port Canaveral, Sebastian Inlet, Ft. Pierce Inlet, St. Lucie Inlet, and the Jupiter Inlet.
  • There are three lagoons that make up the Indian River Lagoon: Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, Indian River.
  • The Indian River Lagoon is full of life, there are 685 species of fish, 370 species of birds and 2,100 species of plants that call the Lagoon home.

So next time you’re jetting around in a fishing boat with your 321 Boat Club Membership, take a look around. Soak in the fact that you’re enjoying nature in one of the most unique ecosystems in the entire world. And, relish that you can get out on one of 24 boats any day of the week just by calling and making a reservation.