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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 2021 season of Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises. These invigorating two-hour cruises seek out some of 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. Dates and departure times vary by low tide. COVID precautions include required mask-wearing, reduced capacity onboard and no provided binoculars. (BYOBinoculars.) The Aquarium’s hybrid-electric research vessel has a climate-controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on deck, participants should dress for the weather. The cruises offer memorable family fun but please note that all passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium’s IMAX movie theater. Call to make required reservations.
10 N. Water St.