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.

Seal Spotting & Birding Cruise

Photo Credit: Patty Doyle

Cruise out with us in hopes of spotting some of the seals that come into Long Island Sound each winter. We'll seek out the seals to observe them near the Norwalk Islands as they “haul out” to rest on rocks exposed at low tide.

During the 2.5-hour cruises, educators will talk about the seals’ natural histories and use artifacts to discuss seal anatomy. And they’ll discuss what happens with the Sound’s marine population during the winter: who stays, who migrates out and who migrates in (besides the seals).

These cruises also give birders unique “on-the-water” access to see and photograph visiting winter waterfowl, such as buffleheads, mergansers, Brant geese and long-tailed ducks.

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Date & Time

January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 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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