Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 5-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and
Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 5-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound’s waterfowl.
We’ll make passes by these lighthouses: Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island in Norwalk, Penfield Reef in Fairfield, and Stratford Shoal (or Middle Ground.) All the lighthouses are on the National Register of Historic Places.
R/V Spirit of the Sound has a climate-controlled cabin. Binoculars and water are provided. Food is not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited.
The Maritime Aquarium is now participating in the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Lighthouse Passport Program, a fun way to officially log your lighthouse adventures. Bring along your passport, or buy one aboard the R/V Spirit of the Sound. We’ll stamp your Passport for every lighthouse we see during your Aquarium Lighthouse Cruise. Also, members of the U.S. Lighthouse Society now receive 10% discounts on the Aquarium’s Lighthouse Cruises!
The Maritime Aquarium10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CTThe only Aquarium focused on Long Island Sound presents sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species from Long Island Sound and its watershed, as well as three touch tanks, a “Go Fish!” exhibit focusing on the cultural aspects of fishing on the Sound, a not-behind- the-scenes Marine Lab, popular “Meerkats” and “Dragons” exhibits, and an Ocean Playspace for toddlers. Harbor seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 & 3:45 p.m. daily. Plus, Connecticut’s largest IMAX ® movie theater and study cruises onto Long Island Sound.