Location: Meet at Project Oceanology in Groton, CT and then board one of our Carolina Skiffs and cruise the estuary and explore local habitats with your family. 


Time: 3 Hour Excursions 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00, Weekdays or Saturdays (holidays excluded)


Cost: $300


Best Practices:

  • Project O staff will wear a face covering while captaining the boat and during any marine science activities they lead

  • All family members older than 2 years old must wear a face covering when they can’t be socially distant from the Project O staff (ex. while on the skiff)

  • A maximum of 6 family members are able to board the skiff for the excursion

  • You must provide a Coast Guard approved PFD for Children age 2 or under

Please check the CT Travel Advisory and Gov. Lamont's Executive Order No. 7111 before registering for a charter.  We require everyone included on the registration to abide by all State requirements concerning COVID-19.

If you have any questions about our family excursions or safety procedures, please contact us Monday - Friday via email at or call us between 8:30 - 4pm at 860.445.9007.

Are you looking to spend quality time outside with your family away from the crowds this summer? Charter a skiff with one of our licensed captains! All boat captains are also experienced marine educators. Let our educators show your family how to catch nearshore fish with a seine net or show you the best spots to search for crabs! If you prefer to pack a picnic and relax on the beach that is fine too!

Family Excursions are meant for people residing in the same household

who practice social (physical) distancing from those not in the same household

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1084 Shennecossett Rd. Groton, CT 06340

860.445.9007 |