Visitors can take a lazy, breezy glide down the Indian and Halifax rivers between New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. The water taxi offers an inexpensive and entertaining connection between the Marine Discovery Center, 162 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, (picture here), Inlet Harbor Marina & Restaurant, 133 Inlet Harbor Road, Ponce Inlet, and Riverside Park at Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. A round-trip ticket is $15; kids are $8. If you ride the entire circuit on the 42-seat pontoon boat, you'll spend about two hours on the water. Visitors marvel at expansive riverfront homes, island areas accessible only by boat and regular sightings of dolphins. The water taxi provides a river experience usually available only to those who own a boat. For more details, visit nsbtaxi.com or call 386-428-4828.
BARBARA V. PEREZ, ORLANDO SENTINEL