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Marine Discovery Center

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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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A must do..

Loved the 2 hour boat tour..saw many different birds and even a couple of dolphins. Really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ginger L
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
So informative

We thoroughly enjoyed this two hour river cruise along the Indian river. The weather was dull and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the 2 hour boat tour..saw many different birds and even a couple of dolphins. Really beautiful day and great tour guide..

Thank Ginger L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this two hour river cruise along the Indian river. The weather was dull and cool, but Tracy, aided by Captain George made the afternoon fly by. So much information! Tracy certainly knows her subjects. We saw plenty of dolphin action and masses...More

Thank silvertraveller0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent for any age, with great narration (by Lisa) about nature, history, conservation etc. We saw many fantastic birds (including a bald eagle, osprey and great blue heron) and marine life (including a dozen dolphins), plus the dunes and lighthouse. The boat is shaded, stable...More

Thank CM10583
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pontoon boat is spacious, and the crew were friendly and informative. Everyone was able to get up and move around. More importantly we saw tons of dolphins!

Thank msschris
Reviewed 15 January 2018

It's free, which is awesome! It's quite small, and there isn't a lot to see. However, the staff are VERY informative: we asked a lot of questions, and got just as many answers! You can hold hermit crabs and they have a couple of other...More

Thank Rosebush20
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I learned lots, saw dolphins, ibis, great blue herons, kingfishers, green heron, osprey and much more. The staff is dedicated and full of knowledge. Thanks.

1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour on the boat.....highly reccomend to check it out! The tour guide Tracy and Captain Guy were really great and knowlegable!

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Marine Discovery Center boat tours are truly a MUST for visitor to New Smyrna Beach. Not only did we see so much amazing wildlife and dophin activity, but the educational tour director made it such an informative and rewarding experience.

Thank Bellacat460
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Being Europeans and inlanders we never came across mangroves or habitats of wildlife dolphins. So those two hours on the boat were quite an exciting discovery for us. We saw plenty of dolphins swimming up the river, dozens of birds we get only in the...More

Thank Miroslav M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife and I visited the Center where we found very interesting displays, sea life and informative and friendly staff. We then took the Dolphin Lighthouse Boat Tour; great experience! Capt Gary and our guide, Lisa, were wonderful. we saw multiple dolphins, numerous birds and...More

1  Thank Buster V
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15 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