The Island was originally called Nuctsachoo by the Seminoles, which means Pelican Island and it reportedly supported one of the largest wading bird rookeries in South Florida.
Kayakers frequent the shallow estuary around Munyon Island. Wildlife on and around Munyon Island includes blue sea grass, Great Blue Heron, and Little Blue Heron. The waters contain mojarras, sardines, mullet, pinfish, and snapper. Guided tours or kayak rentals available.
The island, which is only accessible by boat, has no bathrooms, but it does have covered picnic areas and grills.
For boaters, a long awaited boat docking facility on Munyon Island opened in November, 2010. The day-use only facility will accommodate up to 20 boats and provides easy access to the island’s nature trails and picnic pavilions.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the structure’s rock crib design which reduces wave energy around the dock while creating marine habitat as well. To visit by boat, the dock is located 2.3 miles north of the Blue Heron Causeway, east of Intracoastal Waterway Marker 30.