Kayak Tours

 

Kayak Tours in May

During the month of May, we are offering 1-hour Guided Kayak Tours each Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 10:00 a.m.

You must book/pay in advance online or over the phone at 386.428.4828. Bookings must be made at least a day in advance.

Due to COVID 19, Marine Discovery Center (MDC) has taken precautionary steps to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. These steps include the following:

• Limiting tours to 10 guests
• Increased sanitation of all high touch areas (boat, kayaks, outdoor seating areas, and indoor facilities
• Temperature checks for staff
• Face Masks: All guests are required to bring face masks. We currently do not have any masks for purchase in our gift shop but we are planning to have some in stock in the near future. The need to wear face masks is outlined below…

Outdoors: All guests and MDC staff/volunteers will wear face masks when social distancing of less than 6-feet is unavoidable. The need to wear a face mask will be minimal when outdoors and will be at the discretion of MDC staff.

Indoors: All guests and MDC staff/volunteers are required to wear face masks when in common areas such as restrooms, gift shop, lobby and exhibit space.

1-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour
1-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour

$20 per person | $15 with your own kayak

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Paddle the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon on our 1-Hour Guided Kayak EcoTour. Join one of our certified Florida naturalists for a fascinating exploration through mangroves, salt marshes, oyster reefs and more. Scan the water for dolphins and manatees, watch the shorelines and the skies for a variety of birds and learn about the distinctive salt-water plant life that thrives in the lagoon. Paddling a kayak offers a gentle way to view wildlife up close and to learn about the importance of an estuary. 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.

This tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 10:00 a.m. during the month of May. Each tour will explore a different facet of the marsh making every tour a different experience. Kayak tour reservations must be made at least a day in advance. All tours are weather permitting. Schedule subject to change; please visit our online calendar to verify dates/times.

All kayak participants must wear closed-toe shoes.

Participants are advised to bring water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat), bug spray, and a camera if desired.

Please note that the 1-Hour Guided Kayak Tours are the only kayak tours available during the month of May. All of our tours below are not available at this time.

Daily Kayak Tours

Specialty Kayak Tours

Daily Kayak EcoTours

All tours are weather permitting. Schedules are subject to change; please check our calendar for updated dates and times.
MDC Members receive a 10 percent discount on most tours.

 

Guided Kayak Eco Tour
Guided Kayak Eco Tour

Adults: $40 | Children 6-12: $22, must be in a tandem kayak with an adult
Your Own Kayak: $22

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Paddle the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon on our 2- hour Guided Kayak EcoTour. Join one of our certified Florida naturalists for a fascinating exploration through mangroves, salt marshes, oyster reefs and more. Scan the water for dolphins and manatees, watch the shorelines and the skies for a variety of birds and learn about the distinctive salt-water plant life that thrives in the lagoon. Paddling a kayak offers a gentle way to view wildlife up close and to learn about the importance of an estuary. 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.

This tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kayak tour reservations must be made at least a day in advance. All tours are weather permitting. Schedule subject to change; please visit our online calendar to verify dates/times.

All kayak participants must wear closed-toe shoes.

Participants are advised to bring water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat), bug spray, and a camera if desired.

Browns Bay Guided Kayak Eco Tour
Browns Bay Guided Kayak Eco Tour

Adults: $40 | Children 6-12: $22, must be in a tandem kayak with an adult
Your Own Kayak: $22

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Explore the Indian River Lagoon with one of our certified Florida naturalists on the Browns Bay Guided Kayak EcoTour. We offer 2-hour tours of this area with a chance to observe dolphins, manatees, wading birds, oyster reefs and a variety of salt-water plant life. 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.

This tour is offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kayak tour reservations must be made at least a day in advance. All tours are weather permitting. Schedule subject to change; please visit our online calendar to verify dates/times.

These tours depart from Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park, located beachside in New Smyrna Beach off Saxon Avenue, 700 Sandpiper St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169.

All kayak participants must wear closed-toe shoes.

Participants are advised to bring water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat), bug spray, and a camera if desired.

Specialty Kayak EcoTours

All tours are weather permitting. Schedules are subject to change; please check our calendar for updated dates and times.
MDC Members receive a 10 percent discount on most tours.

 

Full Moon Kayak Tour
Full Moon Kayak Tour

Adults: $40 | Children 6-12: $22, must be in a tandem kayak with an adult
Your Own Kayak: $22

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Join one of our certified Florida naturalists for a special evening guided kayak tour on our Sunset Full Moon EcoPaddle. These 1½-hour tours coincide with full moons and give participants the opportunity to paddle our local waters as the sun sinks below the mangrove trees and moonlight fills the sky. Guests may climb the observation mound adjacent to the MDC kayak launch for a better view of the rising moon. 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.

This tour is offered monthly during the full moon phase. Kayak tour reservations must be made at least a day in advance. All tours are weather permitting. Please visit our online calendar to verify dates/times.

A Full Moon Boat Tour is offered on the same dates/times.

All kayak participants must wear closed-toe shoes.

Participants are advised to bring water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat), bug spray, and a camera if desired.

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