Each Saturday in October, departing at 5 p.m. Hoist ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries.
Each Saturday in October, departing at 5 p.m.
Hoist ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries. These adults-only cruises – the latest in the Aquarium’s occasional “Maritime With A Twist” social events – will showcase a different brewery each Saturday. Sample and enjoy their flagship and seasonal products, while taking in the gorgeous sights on Long Island Sound. The schedule is:
- Oct. 7 – No Worries Brewing Co. of Hamden
- Oct. 14 – Charter Oak Brewing Co. of Danbury
- Oct. 21 – Two Roads Brewery Co. in Stratford
- Oct. 28 – The Owl’s Brew of New York and Beer’d Brewing Co. of Stonington.
Representatives from the breweries will be along to pour and discuss their beers. The Octoberfest cruises are timed to include the setting autumn sun and, with luck, a dazzling western sky reflecting on the water. Get back in time to enjoy dinner or an evening out with friends just steps away in the restaurants and nightspots of SoNo. Tickets are $50 ($45 for Aquarium members). Participants must be at least 21 years old.
For all cruises, participants must be at least 42 inches tall to board.
R/V Spirit of the Sound has a climate-controlled cabin but participants should dress for time outside on deck, where the best viewing occurs.
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.