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
August 14, 16 & 17

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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 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 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
August 19

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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
August 18

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Pearl Anniversary Cruise

Celebrate our 30th Anniversary with us on this special adults-only cruise featuring champagne and spectacular views of the sun setting on Long Island Sound! Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Upcoming Dates
September 8 & 22

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Octoberfest Cruise

Hoist Ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries. The adults-only cruises will showcase different Connecticut breweries each Saturday. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Upcoming Dates
Saturdays in October

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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 - 6:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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