Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

Everyone is invited to explore one of Florida’s natural treasures with the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) by booking a spot on one of their guided ecotours. You can kayak the waters of New Smyrna Beach, or relax on their pontoon boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon.

They also offer walking tours where you can learn about Florida’s local flora and fauna, as well as Florida’s migratory and local birds.

Boat Tours:

Travel the Indian River Lagoon in the comfort of a 40-passenger pontoon boat and explore the variety of species that call the lagoon home. Your tour guide on the journey will be one of the MDC’s friendly certified Florida naturalists. They have a variety of daily boat tours as well as specialty boat tours including a 2-hour sail during a full moon, a dolphin discovery tour and a sunset cruise.

Kayak Tours:

Paddle the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon on a 2-hour tour guided by a certified Florida naturalist for a fascinating exploration through mangroves, salt marshes, oyster reefs and more. They offer tours from two locations as well as full moon tours. Basic kayak instruction and nature interpretation are included with each tour, as well as all necessary equipment. These tours are designed for all levels of paddlers with no experience required.

On-Foot Tours:

These tours occur on the shore, at two beachside parks, and right inside the MDC lobby. You can book any of these tours in person, online or over the phone at (386) 428-4828.

Please check their online calendar to confirm dates/times as schedules are subject to change. All tours are weather permitting. Minimum occupancy of 8 is required for the boat to depart. MDC Members receive a 10 percent discount on most tours. Family rate is 2 adults and 2 children (under 12). Call for details.

Use the promo code MDCFUN5 when booking online to receive a special $5 off your tour! Masks are not required on the boat but they ask that you wear them inside their building.

Find out more about the MDC and the tours they offer by visiting them online.

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