Upcoming Public Cruises

All cruises depart from the Maritime Aquarium dock, which is next to the Parking Lot located at 4 North Water Street (at the corner of Washington Street ), a short walk from the Aquarium's Main Entrance.

We look forward to welcoming you back on the water, and as always the safety of our passengers and crew remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the pandemic and corresponding C.D.C., State, and U.S.C.G. regulations and guidelines and will continue to update and adapt our protocols accordingly.

Current Cruise Policies
  • Passengers must be over 42 inches tall and if under 18 accompanied by an adult.
  • Consistent with U.S. Coast Guard requirements, masks are only required aboard the R/V Spirit of the Sound when inside the classroom.
  • Cruises will be capped at a maximum of 40 passengers.
  • The vessel will be deep-cleaned and disinfected before and after every cruise.
  •  Hand-sanitation stations will be available onboard.
  • Tickets can only be purchased online below or by calling our Reservations Department at 203-852-0700 ext. 2206.
  • Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to the departure time listed on the ticket – please plan accordingly and arrive at the dock early.
  • Refunds are not available. Cruises canceled due to weather will be rescheduled.
  • There is minimal handicap accessibility aboard.  Please be aware that our staff is 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.
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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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