PUBLIC CRUISES

SEAL WATCH CRUISES

Join us for a guided tour of Long Island and Fishers Island Sounds aboard the Enviro-Lab Research Vessel. We will visit multiple locations for Seal watching as you learn about these unique travelers, the Harbor Seals, on their migratory journey from Maine. The Enviro-Lab has plenty of space on deck for optimal viewing and is equipped with heated cabins and a restroom.

2020 Schedule

 

Saturday - March 7 (Canceled)

Saturday - March 21 (Canceled)

Saturday - April 4 (Canceled)

Wednesday - April 15 (Canceled)

Saturday - April 18 (Canceled)

Saturday - May 2 (Canceled)

 

BIRDING BY BOAT CRUISES

Visit multiple birding locations in Fishers Island Sound aboard the Enviro-Lab, with plenty of space on deck for optimal viewing. The Enviro-Lab is equipped with heated cabins and a restroom. Binoculars are provided or bring your own (cameras welcome too). Frequently spotted birds include: Great cormorants, Loons, Gulls, Longtail Ducks, Mergansers and even Surf Scoters!

2020 Schedule

Saturday - March 14 (Canceled)

Tuesday - March 24 (Canceled)

 

OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISES

Explore the sea life in Long Island Sound and learn how to use a wide range of oceanographic equipment as part of our flagship environmental monitoring program aboard the Enviro-Lab research vessel. The Enviro-Lab has plenty of space on deck for optimal viewing and is equipped with heated cabins and a restroom.

2020 Schedule

Tuesday - July 7 (Cancelled)

Tuesday - July 14 (Cancelled)

Sunday - July 19 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)

Tuesday - July 21 (Cancelled)

Sunday - July 26 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)

Tuesday - July 28 (Cancelled)

Tuesday - August 4 (Cancelled)

Sunday - August 9 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)

Tuesday - August 11 (Cancelled)

Sunday - August 16 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)

Tuesday - August 18 (Cancelled)

Sunday - August 23 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)

 

SUNSET CRUISES

Enjoy a spectacular sunset as you cruise past historic lighthouses and learn about the maritime history of Long Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound. The evening is also a fantastic time to view seabirds and other wildlife! Relax and enjoy the views from our scientific research vessel, the Enviro-Lab and chat with one of our marine science experts, and let time slow down for a night out on the water. The Enviro-Lab has plenty of space on deck for optimal viewing and is equipped with heated cabins and a restroom.

2020 Schedule

Friday - August 28 (5:00 - 7:30 PM)

Friday - September 4 (5:00 - 7:30PM)

 

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $40 / Military (Active or Retired with Valid ID): $35 / Child (Ages 6-12): $25

Group Discounts:

Please call our office or email us to receive a group discount and reserve space on one of our scheduled cruises if you have a group of 10 or more or wish to charter a private cruise for your event.

Notes:

For safety, passengers must be at least 6 years old.

Weather Policy:

Like professional Marine Scientists, passengers aboard our EnviroLab research vessel should plan on cruising in mildly inclement weather and dress accordingly. 

Cancelation & Refund Policy:

  • Cancelation Policy: We will not depart in the event of dangerous weather conditions.  The conditions on the Sound can vary more greatly than Inland conditions and change quickly. You should expect notification of a weather cancellation 12 – 24 hours in advance of your scheduled cruise.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AND TEXT MESSAGE (if you have provided that information). In the event Project O must cancel the cruise, due to extreme weather or unforeseen circumstance, we will notify you and make arrangements to reschedule your cruise.  Your cruise tickets will be good through the cruise season of the next year. (April 30th for Seal & Bird watching and August 31st for Oceanographic and Sunset cruises). 

  • Refund Policy: Reservations are non-refundable. If illness or another circumstance beyond your control occurs, please call to inquire about rescheduling to another cruise. 

COVID-19 Policy:

All public cruises are canceled through May 20, 2020. In the event Project Oceanology must cancel any cruises due to COVID-19 we will notify you and make arrangements to reschedule your cruise. You can opt to add the cost of your cruise to your account to use at a later date, or please consider donating the cost of your cruise to Project Oceanology. For either of these options please email us at projecto@oceanology.org. If you would like to make a general donation during this time, please visit our donation page, here.

Contact Project Oceanology:

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

860.445.9007

Email us at:  projecto@oceanology.org

Gift Certificates: 

Want to purchase a cruise as a gift? Cruise vouchers and gift certificates can be purchased here.

 

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1084 Shennecossett Rd. Groton, CT 06340

860.445.9007 | projecto@oceanology.org