Many weekends December - April
Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off our shores during The Maritime Aquarium’s 2018 season of Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises. These invigorating cruises seek out the harbor seals and gray seals that come into the Sound each winter. Maritime Aquarium educators will point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They’ll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers and long-tailed ducks. Binoculars will be provided. The Aquarium’s boat has a climate-controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on the deck, participants should bring plenty of warm clothes. The cruises offer memorable family fun but please note that all passengers must be at least 42 inches tall.