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!

Cruise Policies
  • The time listed on your ticket is the departure time - please plan to arrive at the dock 15 minutes prior.
  • Passengers must be over 42" tall.   If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A capacity limit is set by the U.S. Coast Guard. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance (walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting.)
  • Refunds are not available on pre-purchased tickets; cruises canceled by the Aquarium due to weather will be rescheduled.

Sailfest Harbor Lighthouse Cruise

Cruise the Thames River during Historic Sailfest in New London CT. The cruise will visit lighthouses and discuss the history of the Thames River and surrounding area. All guests may bring food and drink in small soft sided or equivalent coolers. Please no glass containers.


Date & Time

July 14, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


24 Eugene O’Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320

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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