Marine Life Encounter Cruise

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 techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right before your eyes!

Upcoming Dates
May 26 & 27, June 2, 9 & 10

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Western LIS Lighthouse Cruise

Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at eight historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 7-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl.

Upcoming Dates
June 16

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TGIF Cruise

Start your weekend off with a fun relaxing boat ride out to the Norwalk islands aboard the Aquarium's R/V Spirit of the Sound. 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!

Upcoming Dates
Most Fridays in June, July & August

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Sunset Cruise

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 water. Aquarium educators will point out sights and wildlife.

Upcoming Dates
Most Saturdays in June, July & August

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Central LIS Lighthouse Cruise

Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 5.5 hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl.

Upcoming Dates
July 28

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Fireworks Cruise

Avoid the crowds and experience one of the best views of local Fourth of July fireworks displays when you celebrate our nation's birthday aboard R/V Spirit of the Sound. Choose from Norwalk fireworks on July 3 or Rowayton fireworks on July 4.

Upcoming Dates
July 3 & 4

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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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