Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a two-hour dolphin discovery cruise for two (up to a $50 value)
- $49 for the above cruise for four (up to a $100 value)
Aboard a Coast Guard–licensed pontoon boat, a certified Florida coastal naturalist guide leads up to 40 passengers through the Indian River Lagoon, one of North America’s most ecologically diverse estuaries. As the boat glides through mangrove-framed waters, passengers search for glimpses of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, often catching cameos of manatees, bald eagles, and leaping mullet fish. Check out the schedule of upcoming cruises.
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 MDC connects citizens to nature through kids’ summer camps, educational outreach, and frog-kissing booths. Kayak tours allow guests of all skill levels to navigate through the mangrove-framed waters of the lagoon in search of native birds, leaping mullet fish, and even Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. 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.
95% of 486 customers recommend
“great time, great learning, will do every time someone new comes to visit”
“Awesome trip, great Captain (Scott - I believe) and Guide (Mark). Make sure to tip after as it benefits the MDC!”
“Be prepared to spend some time looking at their items in the center. Tour was great & guides were fantastic! Very kid friendly & educational!! Well done!!!!”