New Smyrna Beach has long been known as a family-friendly destination. Here, you’ll find all sorts of unique and interesting activities and attractions. That includes local shopping and dining, taking a day trip to any of the nearby cities, and simply relaxing by the ocean shore — logging quality bonding time with friends and family.
Still, there are novel ideas in and near New Smyrna Beach that you might not have previously considered. One of those is a comfortable two-hour cruise on board one of the most talked about excursions in the area. Read on to learn how you and your family can make this year’s vacation the best one ever.
1) Beachside Enjoyment
Everyone loves a leisurely day at the beach. The sun, sand, and water make for an experience that the whole family will enjoy. Best of all, this is one of the few locales in the entire world where you can actually drive on the sand! That makes it easy to picnic, tailgate, and plan a whole day by the ocean. There’s even a pet-friendly area where your fur babies can frolic and roam free.
As expected, this is also where water sports abound. Surfing, swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, or just wading in the sea are perennial favorites. You can also get all the fun of being on the water without ever getting wet. When you book a relaxing cruise aboard The Manatee, you’ll get up close and personal with native wildlife and vegetation. That makes your holiday both educational and enjoyable.
2) Day Trips
There are many interesting attractions in New Smyrna Beach. That includes Atlantic Center for the Arts, Marine Discover Center, the Little Theatre, New Smyrna Beach Museum of History, Sugar Mill Ruins, and much more. Plus, you don’t have to look far for nearby side trips.
For example, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum provides a glimpse into Florida’s past. You could also visit the Turtle Mound Historic Site. Or take a quick jaunt to historic Saint Augustine. There are also many nearby parks where you can take a load off and soak up the sun. That includes Smyrna Dunes Park, Canaveral Seashore National Park, and similar.
3) Shopping and Dining
When it comes to unique shopping and dining options, New Smyrna Beach is tough to beat. Along both the world-famous Flagler Avenue and Canal Street, you’ll find distinctive shops and restaurants not available anywhere else.
Other ideas that will interest the whole family include miniature golf, taking an ice cream break, or logging a fun and pleasant two-hour cruise aboard The Manatee. Breathtaking views of wildlife and local scenery are an enduing souvenir you’ll always remember. Plus, snacks and drinks are available on board. You’ll also benefit from a clean and accessible restroom and sun deck. It’s just the laid-back day on the water you’ve been looking for.
4) Relaxation on the Water
In fact, with three tours to choose from, you can easily start a new family tradition, and get a fresh experience every time. The Intracoastal Cruise travels 25 miles of this waterway that’s ‘in between’ the coast and open ocean. Or, you could treat yourself to a spectacular sight with the Summer Sunset Cruise. A Charter Cruise is also available where you could host guests and loved ones for birthdays, anniversaries, private parties, and other celebrations.
Best of all, gift certificates are available. Imagine their surprise when presented with a unique gift of waterside fun. In addition, snacks and beverages are available on board. Plus, your cruise features an accessible restroom and spacious sun deck where every member of the family can see wildlife and vegetation in their native habitat. Browse our website to view photos of the nature and animals you could spot on board. Then, contact us today to book a memorable and family-friendly cruise.