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Featured Boat Excursions

Downeast Lighthouse Cruises

See five lighthouses aboard lobster boat Escape and learn the history and tales of Fishers Island Sound. Prince Island Marina, 916R Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340. Tel.: 860-460-1802. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Captain Bob's Thimble Islands Tours

Stony Creek Town Dock, 4 Indian Point Rd., Stony Creek, CT 06405. Tel.: 203-481-3345. Campers will hear about the islands’ history, the legend of Captain Kidd, and experience the great outdoors. Fee.

Connecticut River Expeditions

Eagle Landing State Park, 1 Marine Park, Rte. 82, Haddam, CT 06438. 860-662-0577. Explore the Connecticut River aboard the River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64-foot, 60-passenger vessel. Offers fun and educational theme cruises that focus on ecology, birding, geology, and natural history with an experienced naturalist. Fee.

Project Oceanology

Avery Point off Eastern Point Rd., 1084 Shenncossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340. 860-445-9007. A one-of-a-kind, hands-on, minds-on science immersion experience. A 2 1/2 hour oceanographic cruise aboard a fully-equipped, U.S. Coast Guard certified research vessel using scientific instruments such as otter trawls, plankton nets, sediment corers and salinity meters. Fee.

Soundwaters Schooner

1281 Cove Road, Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT 06902. 203-406-1978. Ecology Sails. Fee.