Upcoming Public Cruises

Central LIS Lighthouse Cruise

05/12/2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Aquarium Dock (Next to IMAX Theater) map


Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 5-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl.

We'll make passes by these lighthouses: Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island in Norwalk, Penfield Reef in Fairfield, and Stratford Shoal (or Middle Ground.) All the lighthouses are on the National Register of Historic Places.

R/V Spirit of the Sound has a climate-controlled cabin. Binoculars and water are provided. Food is not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited. 

The Maritime Aquarium is now participating in the U.S. Lighthouse Society's Lighthouse Passport Program, a fun way to officially log your lighthouse adventures. Bring along your passport, or buy one aboard the R/V Spirit of the Sound. We'll stamp your Passport for every lighthouse we see during your Aquarium Lighthouse Cruise. Also, members of the U.S. Lighthouse Society now receive 10% discounts on the Aquarium's Lighthouse Cruises!


Cruise Policies
  • Passengers must be over 42" tall.   If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ADVANCE RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. A capacity limit is set by the U.S. Coast Guard. Cruises do sell out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. (Walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting. Ask any cashier when you arrive.)
  • Refunds are not available on pre-purchased tickets; cruises canceled by the Aquarium due to weather will be rescheduled.

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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