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Marine Discovery Center

#3 of 98 things to do in New Smyrna Beach Features Animals
520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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A must do when in the area , include the kids and experience fun and education about the area's... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Daytona Beach
River dolphin tour

If you want a relaxing tour of the local waterways you will not be disappointed. Nice folks. Good... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A must do when in the area , include the kids and experience fun and education about the area's waterways , flora and fauna. Boat tour , kayak or one of the many other programs offered.

Thank Doctorone
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you want a relaxing tour of the local waterways you will not be disappointed. Nice folks. Good value.

Thank GaryNSB
Reviewed 4 October 2016

been there many times and have become a member. the kayak trips are fabulous and very educational. and they have a small array of sea critters in the center. Make sure you stop by and say "hello" to Albert the Octopus. Great people and good...More

Thank karenT7139ZR
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We took the Marine Discovery Center's Dolphin Boat Cruise, a two hour afternoon trip on the Indian River Lagoon. It was low tide, so we saw lots of wading birds, but also pelicans, a few manatees, and dozens of dolphins, including several mom and baby...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had an impending storm coming so we just rode around the inlet looking at the birds. Apparently the dolphins knew the storm was coming and we only saw 4 in 2 hours. We did see several manatee and birds. The mangroves were terribly boring...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is an interesting place to visit. They some times offer pontoon boat tours as well but a little pricey if taking the whole family. But very interesting intercostal tour with lots of wildlife.

Thank NJ725
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Inside the building was fun to see the aquariums of marine life. Ladies at the desk very friendly. Outside was a self walking tour. Watch your feet. Little spikes stickers grab you from all over. No mowed path, no shade. Did a quick walk since...More

Thank Wicked W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We return here from time to time as they are always adding new things. The boat tour must be reserved in advance. Next time we will. They have done great things with shoreline restoration. Their new butterfly garden is gorgeous. We loved looking at the...More

Thank BonnieLassie116
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Have gone out in their kayak tours twice. The narrator is well educated and extremely knowledgeable about the area. She answered any questions that we all had and told us do many interesting facts. Tour goes at your own pace but we had no trouble...More

Thank LyndaAskewfungrandma
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Be sure to go on a fair day to enjoy the sunshine and the water with all the local habitat. Plenty to see and enjoy. Dolphins and turtles and fish abound with lots of birds. A very enjoyable relaxing time.

Thank Michael E
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14 January 2015|
Response from TraciMDC | Property representative |
Wow, I am so sorry I didn't get back to you before your visit. This is a new feature for me, so it caught me off guard. We have various kayak tours which run every day of the week. Most are 2 hours long and leave from our... More