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Marine Discovery Center

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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
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Great classes and camps

We take our kids to the classes they put on there. The kids have a blast! Yesterday they learned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kkhappl
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Orlando, Florida
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Kid friendly-hands on tour

Estuary tour a great experience for young and old. Hands on a way to learn and remember! Our guide... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
MC1147
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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
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"the indian river lagoon"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 6 April 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
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Reviewed 10 March 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

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Reviewed 4 March 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
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Reviewed 3 March 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

1  Thank lisapotocar
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Reviewed 2 March 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
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Reviewed 21 February 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
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Reviewed 15 February 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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Reviewed 14 February 2018 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

1  Thank silvertraveller0
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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
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Tamarain
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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
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