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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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River Tour was great

This was a very nice river tour on a pontoon boat. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mays Landing NJ
Florida Master Naturalist course

Excellent class, great instructors. Field trips were interesting and enhanced the course. MDC is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandi s
palm coast fl
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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice river tour on a pontoon boat. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable and had a good rapport with the skipper, which made it fun. We saw a lot of dolphins!

1  Thank NJLindaTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent class, great instructors. Field trips were interesting and enhanced the course. MDC is open to the public and offers tours and educational activities.

1  Thank sandi s
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We love this little place and our daughter loved the summer camp. The staff is likeable, knowledgeable, kind, and fun!

1  Thank mzmotor
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are interested in the waters surrounding the New Smyrna Beach area, what has travelled on them and what lives under them, then the Marine Discovery Centre is a good place to start. Many interesting displays with many interesting volunteers waiting for your questions....More

1  Thank flathead62
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The sunset tours are fabulous and great for kids. Very interactive and informative. Prepare to see dolphin and all kinds of birds. Kids love the small museum with live sea creatures!

1  Thank Nyrak54
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Dolphin Excursion this afternoon. Traci did an excellent job of educating us on the native birds and wildlife in the Indian River Estuary. It was so peaceful! We enjoyed hearing about the mangrove trees and oyster beds. Seeing the manatee and...More

1  Thank Christy C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Had several hours to kill before our flight so decided to go to the MDC. My grandkids loved the touch and feel experience. Thanks to Theresa for her patience with the kids. Bob G

1  Thank garlandbob
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Besides many of the other comments, it is a great place to go on a kayak tour of the estuary. They run 1 or 2 hours and launch right from the Center with a guide. You also can launch your own Kayak at the Center

1  Thank George A
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Very cool tour of the estuary with knowledgeable tour guide! My 2 and 3 year olds enjoyed seeing the dolphins and crabs. The captain even stopped at a sandbar so the guide could pick up a couple more crabs for the kids to see. I...More

1  Thank TheSixFamily09
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This was the 7th year that our grandchildren have enjoyed the summer program at Marine Discovery Center. It is fun, educational and definitely worth the experience. In addition, our family has enjoyed the evening boat trips around the inter coastal waterway.

1  Thank JWB102
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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