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

Central LIS Lighthouse Cruise
July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Aquarium Dock (Next to IMAX Theater) | - ,

Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and... View More

Sunset Cruise
July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Aquarium Dock (Next to IMAX Theater) | - ,

Enjoy a fun relaxing boat tour out to the Norwalk islands timed to include the setting sun and – providing cooperation beyond our control – a dazzling western sky reflecting on the w... View More

Marine Life Encounter Cruise
July 14, 2019 @ 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Aquarium Dock (Next to IMAX Theater) | - ,

Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling technique... View More

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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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