Upcoming Public Cruises

Our research vessel, "R/V Spirit of the Sound" cruises all year long, offering a cleaner and greener venue to explore Long Island Sound. All cruises leave from the Aquarium Dock which is located next to our IMAX® theater!

Reminder: The time listed on your ticket is the departure time - please plan to arrive at the dock 15 minutes prior.

Octoberfest Cruise

Hoist Ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries. The adults-only cruises will showcase different Connecticut breweries each Saturday. On October 20, sample and enjoy Two Roads Brewery Co. in Stratford and Beer’d Brewing Co. of Stonington's flagship and seasonal brews, while taking in the gorgeous sights on Long Island Sound. Participants must be at least 21 years old.



This event is part of Norwalk Now's "Crush" event! Learn more here.

Date & Time

October 20, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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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