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“Great boat tour”

Marine Discovery Center
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 birds nest which was very interesting then out the river to the mangrove forests. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and also playful with the kids in the boat. Captain very capable. We enjoyed this very much even though I was disappointed that we didn’t see dolphins. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about the mangrove forests in Florida.

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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. Bring a light jacket as it could be breezy.
I think the office where you pick up your tickets could be a bit disorganized. There is lots to look at, at the Marine Ctr as well. Plus a gift shop.

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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 all oohing and aahing throughout.

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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.

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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.

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