"To protect and restore the Florida Coastal and Indian River Lagoon Ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."

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Activities vary by
camp, but may include island
& lab studies, arts & crafts,
kayaking, fishing, surfing,
snorkeling, SCUBA diving,
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Each year we provide camp and field trip scholarships for individuals and K-12 schools that could not otherwise afford to attend. …
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Welcome to the
Marine Discovery Center!
520 Barracuda Blvd. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM




Dolphin Discovery
Cruises, Kayaking & More

Explore Your Waters!

Marine Discovery Dolphin Tours

Dolphin Discovery Tour – Guided by Certified Florida Master Naturalists, this 2-hour tour gives aquatic adventurers an intimate look at the Indian River Lagoon’s population of bottlenose dolphin and much more. (click for more info …)

Sunset Cruise – Watch the sun set slowly over the water, while relaxing to island-style music. Celebrate the end of another perfect day on the Indian River Lagoon and enjoy its twilight inhabitants. (click for more info …)

Kayak Tour – Paddle the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon, led by a Florida Master Naturalist guide. Enjoy the solitude and beauty of one of Florida’s greatest natural treasures.  (click for more info …)

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