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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 supplied Coast Guard-approved life vests. Children under age 6 are not permitted.

Seal Watch and Oceanographic Cruise $35; $25 (ages 6-12).
Oceanographic cruises depart daily at 1 (also Sat. at 10), June-Sept. Seal Watch tours depart Sat. in Mar. and Sat.-Sun. in Apr. Departure times vary based on tide schedule; phone ahead to confirm. Reservations are required and can be made online.
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