PUBLIC CRUISES

 

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 "hands-on" flagship environmental monitoring program aboard the Enviro-Lab research vessel. Participation is expected!

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2022 Oceanographic Cruise Schedule

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

SEAL WATCH CRUISES

Join us for a guided tour of Long Island and Fishers Island Sounds aboard the EnviroLab 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 "vessel" type restroom

 
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2022 Seal Watch Schedule

Sunday, March 27, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Saturday, April 30, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Sold out)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sold Out)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sold Out)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Sold Out)

2022 Seal Watch Cruises are Sold Out

 

Registration Policy:

We do not accept walk-ons this year. Advanced reservations must be made, and cruise registration must be done online. If you need assistance with online registration, please contact us during office hours. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm. If you leave a message after hours, your call will be returned the next business day. 

Registration closes at noon the day before a weekday cruise and noon on Friday for a weekend cruise.

Check-In Policy:

Check in for a public cruise begins 15 minutes before the cruise. Our facility is closed to the public until then. If you arrive early, you are welcome to walk around the UCONN campus. Restrooms will be available for use during the 15 minute check in. There is a "head" on our research vessel if needed during the cruise. There is a 3 - 5 minute walk from our facility (after check in and the safety briefing) to the dock where our research vessel is located.

Mask Policy:

As of our most recent update on 4/28/22, masks are not required on our research vessels. Our full mask policy can be found here.

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.

Age Requirements:

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. 

Food/Beverage:

We do not offer snacks or beverages for purchase.

Cancellation & 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.

  • 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:

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

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.