Upcoming Public Cruises

All cruises leave from the Aquarium Dock which is located next to our IMAX® theater!

Cruise Policies

  • Please arrive at the dock 15 minutes prior to the time on your ticket.
  • Passengers must be over 42 inches tall and if under 18 accompanied by an adult.
  • Please purchase tickets in advance (walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting.)
  • Refunds are not available. Cruises canceled due to weather will be rescheduled.
  • There is minimal handicap accessibility aboard.  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.

Norwalk Island Cruise

 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.


Date & Time

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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