Yankee Clipper Harbor Tours

Yankee Clipper Harbor Tours provide a fun, educational experience that invites campers to explore the flora and fauna of one of the world’s most productive ecosystems. The crew will weave together the area’s maritime, economic, and natural history—from the end of the last Ice Age 15,000 years ago to the most modern elements of life in one of America’s most storied harbors. Campers will observe plankton under a microscope, measure water salinity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen, learn about the importance of coastal estuaries, and see harbor seals and many species of birds and wildlife. They’ll even get to pull a lobster trap! Reservations are required because this trip is by private charter only.     
Contact Info
Address:  Waterfront Park, Newburyport, MA 01950. Essex County. Tel: 603-682-2293. Email: info@harbortours.com. Website: www.harbortours.com. Hrs: Public tours depart at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM and 5PM daily. 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Typ: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1–3 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Aquarium Fun Facts

Did you know:

An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators. Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain awake and one eye open to watch for danger. No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into, each piece will continue living and growing.

Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your campers, ask your tour guide to note the different ways animals defend themselves.