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 - please arrive at the dock 15 minutes prior.
  • Passengers must be over 42 inches 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.
  • 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.

TGIF Cruise

Start your weekend off with a fun relaxing boat ride out to the Norwalk islands aboard the Aquarium's cool new R/V Spirit of the Sound, the only research vessel in the country with quiet hybrid-electric propulsion. Aquarium educators will point out sights and wildlife, but there's no specific focus ... other than a fun Friday-evening boat ride! Get back in time to enjoy a late dinner or evening out with friends ... all just steps away ... in SoNo!

Food & 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.

Reminder that all passengers must be over 42 inches tall. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Space is limited. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.

Tickets are $31.50 ($26.50 for Aquarium members.) 


Date & Time

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This event repeats weekly on Friday until 7/26/2019.

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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