The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is a the second largest in the nation encompassing over 246,000 acres.
The Apalachicola National Research Reserve is also a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, an internationally designated protected area meant to demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature.
The Reserve's Nature Center in Eastpoint features exhibits on the flora and fauna of the ares including aquariums, open tanks, local sea life, a small theater. Open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 9:00-4:30 pm.
The Maritime Museum has been re founded to celebrate and preserve the maritime history of Apalachicola in a hands-on learning environment with active sailing program and adventure programs, boat-building, restoration and educational programs. Collectively, the activities of the AMM will provide a glimpse into the rich and diverse history of the three rivers that come together to form the largest river in Florida, the Apalachicola River.
The Maritime Museum offer educational tours which include; 1-7 day trips into the Gulf and along the barrier islands, island and river trips, canoes, kayaks, rowing shells and sailing dories which departs from the Museum docks and we also offer airboat trips.
AMM is offering full moon river cruises this June 16th & 17th, Thursday and Friday nights from 8-10 pm. Book your cruise on the museum's 40' catamaran, Starfish Enterprise, with tables and bench seats, or set sail on the classic 52' Gaff Rigged Schooner Gitana. Cruise past the historic waterfront and up the scenic Apalachicola river as the sun sets, then take in the magic of the moon rise over the water.