We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice, relaxing dolphin cruise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marine Discovery Center

Marine Discovery Center
520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
386-428-4828
Website
Improve this listing
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Attraction details
Coppell, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice, relaxing dolphin cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lots of interesting things for kids to learn about our ecosystem, plus a nice relaxing dolphin tour. Worth the small price.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    17
    8
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Southlake, TX
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great educational facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

MDC has nice exhibits and cool gift shop. I volunteer here as often as I can. They have Eco-cruises daily, which I Highly recommend. MDC is dedicated to educating everyone about our lagoon, wildlife and ecosystem. Lots of ways to volunteer here as well.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Small, But Entertaining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Prepare to spend anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour here. Really geared towards children ages 4-teens. Lots of hand on things to look at. They have live crabs in tanks where you can touch and hold. Wish this place would expand, it would be a huge attraction for this small area.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hanover, Ontario
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our plan was to go to the dolphin discovery boat trip at 2:00 p.m. It was full so we had to go on the 4:15 one. Where you buy tickets and where you board the boat are two different locations so keep that in mind and go a bit early. We sat in the front seats which were a bit cramped for our knees but were great for seeing ahead and seeing the dolphins. I would sit there again. Saw lots of dolphins and sea birds. Most memorable was the bird rookery when the birds all came in to roost at 6:00 for the evening. This is one advantage of the later tour. Very cool. It was also cool in the other way and a jacket would have been good to have.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The other side of New Smyrna!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Most people come here for the beach, but THIS is a side of New Smyrna that is a different world. Mangroves, oyster beds, osprey, manatees, and more... What a beautiful couple of hours we had today, on a comfortable pontoon boat tour! Knowledgable and fun tour guide and captain. My only complaint is that every seat was full, so that I wasn't able to change seats when the sun got to be too much on the side of the boat that I was sitting on - so if you go, make sure that you have sunscreen on!

Visited June 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Marine Discovery Center also viewed

 
New Smyrna Beach, FL
New Smyrna Beach, FL
 

Been to Marine Discovery Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Marine Discovery Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.