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“The other side of New Smyrna!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marine Discovery Center

Marine Discovery Center
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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The other side of New Smyrna!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Most people come here for the beach, but THIS is a side of New Smyrna that is a different world. Mangroves, oyster beds, osprey, manatees, and more... What a beautiful couple of hours we had today, on a comfortable pontoon boat tour! Knowledgable and fun tour guide and captain. My only complaint is that every seat was full, so that I wasn't able to change seats when the sun got to be too much on the side of the boat that I was sitting on - so if you go, make sure that you have sunscreen on!

Visited June 2014
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Henderson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great boat tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

The dolphin boat tour is fantastic. The guides saw manatees right as we were about to launch. The boat followed the manatees so we could all see. Afterward, they began the regular tour. They stopped anytime we wanted to see something and answered all questions. They were very knowledgeable and informative. This is a great way to spend an afternoon in NSB.

Visited June 2014
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“Fun and informative ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

The guide on the dolphin tour was awesome. We were able to see and learn about much of the native wildlife in the Indian river. Super peaceful.

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30628
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Friendly, informative, free kayak put in near mangroves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Right on Barracuda drive with plenty of parking. Guide is very friendly and informative. Offered us to put our own kayaks in their for free anytime we want.

Visited June 2014
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Marion
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fun 2hr cruise of intercoastal waterway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This 2hr narrated tour of the intercoastal waterway was great! Saw a manatee and a bottle nose dolphin and lots of pelicans and baby pelicans. Tour is on a covered pontoon boat. Very relaxing and water is smooth. Very safe and well maintained. Great for all ages. Guide and captain are very friendly and knowledgeable. Buy tickets at Marine Discovery Center then go across the street and catch the boat. Check schedule and make a reservation. Explore the small museum before or after the boat ride. Restrooms are located at the museum itself. No restroom on boat. You can bring your own beverages on board. Had a great time!

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