PLANNING A TRIP
Sebastian’s a quaint seaside town of about 24,000 people, with plenty of public access to the Indian River Lagoon, Sebastian River and open Atlantic Ocean via Sebastian Inlet. Situated between Cocoa Beach and Palm Beach, this unique spot is easily overlooked.
WHOM TO CALL
A number of different captains fish the area. From personal experience I emphatically recommend Capt. Glyn Austin, of Going Coastal Fishing Charters. Reach him at goingcoastalcharters.com.
WHERE TO STAY
Rugged outdoorsmen can camp at beachside Sebastian Inlet State Park. For the rest of us, Captain Hiram’s Resort (hirams.com) offers Bahamian-style riverfront accommodations directly on the Indian River Lagoon. We stayed at Captain Hiram’s the night before fishing and found the accommodations inviting and ideally located. The vacation spot offers 86 guest rooms in four different accommodation styles, the Sandbar Beach Club for live music and the Blackfins Grill for waterfront dining, plus a full-service marina.
A BREAK FROM FISHING
Besides fishing, Sebastian offers nearby beaches for surfing, diving and swimming. Golfers can set a tee time at Sebastian Municipal Golf Course, Sandridge Golf Course or Habitat Golf Course. Orlando and the Disney attractions are just a twohour drive away.