Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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!
There is minimal handicap accessibility aboard the Spirit of the Sound. Please be aware that our staff are unable to assist in lifting people or devices, and that the ramp to the vessel dock can have a 25% grade depending on the tides.
Enjoy a narrated evening cruise around the Norwalk islands, offered each Thursday evening in a new offering from The Maritime Aquarium.
These two-hour outings will depart at 6 p.m. on Thursdays from May 30 to Aug. 29. Aquarium educators will offer information and tales about Shea, Chimon, Tavern and other islands just off the Norwalk harbor, as well as about the three lighthouses that the cruises will pass: Pecks Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island. They’ll also point out waterfowl and provide details about the Sound’s marine life.
Primarily, though, the cruises are a nice evening boat ride out onto the Sound.
Food and drink is not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited.