Private Charters 

Spirit of the Sound Cruises offers the perfect on-water experience for community organizations, business outings, family get-togethers, special occasions and more. To book, please call our Reservations Department Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (203) 852-0700 x 2206, or email  

  • Views of the Stewart B McKinney National Wildlife Refuge and three of Norwalk’s historic lighthouses. 
  • Opportunities to spot wading birds and waterfowl including spot osprey, American oystercatchers, terns, herons, and egrets. 
  • Optional narration about Norwalk Harbor’s maritime history, local wildlife, and the ecology of Long Island Sound.  
  • Shaded indoor and outdoor rooftop seating. 
  • A sound system passengers can connect their devices to and play their own music.  
  • Digital screen for presentations and videos. 
  • A range of food and beverage options are available through the Aquarium’s on-site caterer. Passengers are also welcome to bring their own food or drink, however, outside caters are not permitted. 
  • There is a maximum of 40 passengers per cruise. 
  • All passengers must be at least 42" tall. 
  • Passengers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • $1,650 for 2-hour cruise

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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