Two-Hour Guided Dolphin Discovery Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Marine Discovery Center (Up to 52% Off)

New Smyrna Beach

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A certified Florida coastal naturalist guide leads paddlers through the Indian River Lagoon, one of North America’s most ecologically diverse estuaries. As the vessels glide through mangrove-framed waters, passengers search for glimpses of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, often catching cameos of manatees, bald eagles, and leaping mullet fish. Sightseers can embark on morning or afternoon tours. Check the schedule for times.

Marine Discovery Center

Local creek waters and river tributaries empty into an estuary along more than 150 miles of Florida's east coast. There, the freshwaters mix with salty Atlantic currents to form the Indian River Lagoon. The lagoon supports the highest levels of biodiversity found in any North American estuary. Preserving this delicate and species-rich ecosystem is the goal of Marine Discovery Center, a nonprofit corporation headquartered on the banks of the river. The organization was sparked by a small band of locals, including the mayor of New Smyrna Beach, James Vandergrifft, who were concerned about the environmental health of the coastline. The MDC connects citizens to nature through kids’ summer camps, educational outreach, and frog-kissing booths. On board a 40-passenger pontoon boat, tour and charter groups safely visit the lagoon's toad fish, stingrays, and roaming turtles while not harming the singular habitats.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Our tour guide Lisa did a great job and we had a good time with many dolphins coming by and entertaining us!”

  • “The Discovery Center is wonderful and the boat tour was fantastic. Our guide was great and though we'd been in the estuary before she gave us lots of interesting...”

    “The Discovery Center is wonderful and the boat tour was fantastic. Our guide was great and though we'd been in the estuary before she gave us lots of interesting facts. All together a great day.”

  • “The tour was great and we would definitely recommend it to others! ”


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    New Smyrna Beach

    100 Barracuda Boulevard

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169

    386-428-4828

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Certified naturalists lead kayak tours of the Indian River Lagoon in search of playful ocean animals

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