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Marine Discovery Center

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Another year of great summer camps

Our older daughter has attended multiple summer camps over the past several years. This year her... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
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Cheap outting for family

I took my two teen nephews to the center to just get out of the house this summer and it was better... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary C
Daytona Beach, Florida
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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our older daughter has attended multiple summer camps over the past several years. This year her little sister attended her first camp, she had a blast. She kept telling us about the friends she made and how nice the staff was. They are both looking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two teen nephews to the center to just get out of the house this summer and it was better than we expected! We did the $2 tour/feed where our guide, a Stetson student, was full of interesting information on the sea life!...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We take our kids to the classes they put on there. The kids have a blast! Yesterday they learned about fiddler crabs. Then they made a cool craft. After that they went down into the marsh area and caught them. The kids loved running around...More

Thank kkhappl
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Estuary tour a great experience for young and old. Hands on a way to learn and remember! Our guide and captain were excellent!

Thank MC1147
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We took the Dolphin Discovery tour recently and while we didn’t see any dolphins or manatees, it was still worth our time to take this tour. The boat was a comfortable pontoon boat that held 39 passengers. First stop is the islands where all the...More

Thank dranke
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Captain & tour guide are awesome. The boat is clean & is a pontoon boat. You tour along the Indian River lagoon. We saw dolphins & lots of birds. Had a “show & tell” of snail & conch shells & oysters. Nice relaxing informative tour....More

1  Thank travelbug41563
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Learned a whole lot about the marine life in the inland waters of New Smyrna Beach! The guide and captain of the boat were extremely knowledgeable and witty! Would definitely recommend this tour for even smaller children--we had lots on our boat and they were...More

2  Thank lisapotocar
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We took the 2 hr boat ride into the lagoon and saw lots of dolphins and assorted birds. The naturalist was very dry knowledgeable.

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Great opportunity to watch dolphins and birdlife along the Indian River Lagoon. 2 + hour cruise with informative guide makes it a enjoyable way to spend an evening.

2  Thank Tullamoretraveller
Reviewed February 15, 2018

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

1  Thank Ginger L
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January 14, 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