Project Oceanology and Public Cruise Program

1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340- Map It
Phone: (860) 445-9007

AAA Editor Notes

Project Oceanology and Public Cruise Program offers 2.5-hour hands-on cruises that depart from the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus at 1084 Shennecossett Rd. The educational cruises take place aboard the 55-foot research vessel Enviro-Lab. Passengers aboard the summertime Oceanographic Cruise can set a trawl net with the help of staff and interact with marine life and other living organisms from the bottom of Long Island Sound. Passengers aboard the wintertime Seal Watch Cruise may observe Maine seals that call Fishers Island Sound their seasonal home. Note: Passengers should wear sneakers, deck shoes or boots and dress accordingly to the weather. Binoculars and cameras are permitted. The vessel's cabin is heated. Children under the age of 12 are required to wear Coast Guard-approved life vests. Food is available.
Seal Watch and Oceanographic Cruise $35; $25 (ages 6-12). Reservations are required.
Hours: Oceanographic cruises depart daily at 1 (also Sat. at 10), July-Aug. Seal Watch tours depart Sat.-Sun., Feb.-Apr. Departure times vary based on tide schedule; phone ahead to confirm.