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Marine Discovery Center

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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on a day when nothing was going on. There were a few live fish exhibits and some fossils and skeletons in the classroom plus a gift shop and lot's of info on the area via brochures and very informative personnel. There was nothing...More

Thank maya331
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Full two hour visit , great for Adults and kids very informative. Our tour guide was great and answered all questions.

Thank rickcoxuk
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had family in town and took the kayak tour with Lisa. It was fantastic! I am a master naturalist but learned so much on this trip. Being so close to the rookeries and mangroves is the difference between riding through a town and walking...More

Thank dellaragans
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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

Thank CCO522
Reviewed 6 July 2018 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 24 May 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 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
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

1  Thank dranke
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
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

2  Thank lisapotocar
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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