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Address: 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
Phone Number: +1 386-428-4828
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We had a great time on our dolphin tour today. Everyone at the Marine Discovery Center was extremely polite and friendly. Our guide, Charity was very knowledgable. It is an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shannon R
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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time on our dolphin tour today. Everyone at the Marine Discovery Center was extremely polite and friendly. Our guide, Charity was very knowledgable. It is an absolutely amazing experience. We saw a ton of dolphins. She was able to provide us information on all the various birds and trees as well as other wildlife. She was... More 

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Thank Shannon R
Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The speaker was very knowledgeable regarding birds and marine life. Identified every bird. Captain of boat made sure we went close to see birds and dolfins.Good few hours out.

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Thank kudos2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take children and learn about our local eco-system. Free and plenty of sea creatures to pet. They sell river tours there which aren't badly priced and lasts a good amount of time.

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Thank Jaymes P
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach has a nice shop, exhibits, kayak and boat tours and service activities. It is a good resource and I learn something every time I go. We have been on two of the boat cruises and plan to try a few kayak tours in the near future. Very knowledgeable guides who give you... More 

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Thank sdallen13
Rushville Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Went on the afternoon Dolphin Discovery Cruise. Very friendly and educated crew. Charity had many informational and interesting facts and stories to share. Captain Guy was good at spotting Dolphins. We saw Dolphins before we even left the dock.

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Thank marty69360
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Marine Discover Center is a hidden gem in New Smyrna. The boat tours are excellent. You will be able to see a wide variety of wildlife, from birds, dolphins, to manatee. It is a great outing for the whole family. I would highly recommend this activity for the whole family. It is educational and a lot of fun.

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Thank Paul M
Daytona Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 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.

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Thank Doctorone
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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

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Thank GaryNSB
Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 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 place to go for fun things to do.

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 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 pairs. Diane was our MDC volunteer and she narrated the trip with lots of good... More 

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