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Cross Sound Ferry
2 Ferry Street
New London, CT 06320

Cross Sound Ferry offers daily year-round service for vehicle & passengers and also high-speed passenger-only ferry services, all running between Orient Point, Long Island and New London, Connecticut. Avoid the highway hassles and save hundreds of driving miles.
The trip is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Hourly service during the summer months. Reservations are recommended.

Steamboat Sabino at Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport / 75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355

Experience the last coal-fired passenger steamer in operation in the United States on down river excursions or charter cruises. Handicapped accessible. $5.25 for adults, $4.25 for kids 6-17. 5 and under free.

Captain John's “Sunbeam Fleet”
15 First Street
Waterford, CT 06385

Offers Nature Cruises,Lighthouse Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Open Party Boat Fishing. Private Charters available for any event,Corporate, Birthday Parties etc. 6-149 passengers. See our website for complete details at

Cost for Lighthouse Cruises $40 Adult, $30 Senior, $20 Child, group rates available

Mystic Whaler Cruises
City Pier
25 Water Street
New London, CT 06320

The MYSTIC WHALER offers a variety of sailing adventures. Come aboard for a Day Sail, a Lobster Dinner Cruise, or a Multi-day Vacation Cruise.

Call for a brochure or visit us on the web at

Join us for the sailing experience of a lifetime!
Charters available for all types of events.

Project Oceanology
1084 Shennecossett Road
Avery Point
Groton, CT 06340

From exploring a legendary lighthouse to trawling for sea creatures, the whole family will love a journey aboard our floating classroom for a unique on-the-water experience. In the summer, step aboard the Enviro Lab for a 2 1/2 hour hands-on oceanographic research cruise. Or venture to New London's famous (some locals even say it's haunted) Ledge Lighthouse for the thrill of exploring the inner workings of this well known landmark. In the winter months, come aboard for a Harbor Seal Watch on Long Island Sound. All of our programs are conducted by professional marine scientists on U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessels.

Science will take on new meaning as you roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and have fun at our 5 day, overnight summer camp. Camp sessions run Sunday through Friday for students in grades 5 through 12.

Why should kids have all the fun? Check out our unique summer camp experiences for those 21+ - Marine Ecology Weekends or Lighthouse Weekends. Oceanfront accomodations and catered meals.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT 06426

Family fun aboard an authentically restored 1920’s steam train and on a multi-deck riverboat. This 2 1/2 hour excursion will let you see the beauty of the Connecticut River Valley.

Evening Dinner Train.

May through December.

Argia, Voyager Cruises
15 Holmes Street, Schooner Wharf
Mystic, CT 06355

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Smooth sailing on ARGIA, an eighty-one foot replica of a 19th Century schooner.
Scenic half-day and sunset cruises in protected waters. Snacks and beverages are included on these sails. Group charters, and gift certificates, too. USCG certified. Call Voyager Cruises at 860-536-0416 for tickets.
Located in Historic Downtown Mystic.

Block Island Ferry Services
2 Ferry Street
New London, CT 06320

Sail Away on the Block Island Ferry to Old Harbor, Block Island. Enjoy a relaxing ride to the sand, surf and sun. Trip time is just under 1 hour.

This vessel is a 49 meter (approx. 160 ft.) wave-piercing catamaran designed by InCat Designs of Sydney, Australia. Formerly the vessel, Condor 9, it was built in 1990 and introduced into service in 1991 on the United Kingdom to Channel Islands service for Condor Ferries. The vessel has a cruising speed of more than 35 knots (40 mph) which will make it the fastest ferry serving Block Island and the mainland.

The vessel will be equipped with sleek, modern airline-style seating on two enclosed air conditioned passenger decks. An outside passenger deck will also be available on the vessel for viewing the scenery on the trip between New London and Block Island. There will be deli and beverage services aboard and televisions on both interior passenger levels.

The vessel is equipped with a revolutionary T-Foil ride control system to ensure smooth travel in all sea conditions.

Hel-Cat II
181 Thames Street
Groton, CT 06340

Hel-Cat II: The largest party fishing boat in New England offers deep sea fishing trips January through October. Custom built, Coast Guard inspected and certified, the 114’ steel vessel has state-of-the-art electronics for navigation and fish finding. Her spacious deckhouse features comfortable booth-style seating with restaurant and tackle stand on board. During late spring,summer and into the fall anglers enjoy the popular “Bankers’ Hours Special” trips which depart at 9 A.M. and return at 3 P.M. every day for Striped Bass and Bluefish. These fishing safaris run through the last weekend in October. For cold weather fishing enthusiasts, Hel-Cat II sails on Saturdays and Sundays, starting after the New Year’s holiday, for the winter species.

Frances Fleet-Whale Watching
PO Box 3724
Peacedale , RI 02883

Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Mystic River Tours
31 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355

See Mystic from the water! Enjoy a scenic 1 1/2 -hour tour of the harbor aboard an electric launch that is both quiet and environmentally friendly. Tours leave hourly, beginning at 1 p.m. weekdays and 10 am weekends and holidays.
Ask about private charters and sunset cruises.

Also Available:
Yacht Charters:
Sailboats 30’ to 50’, bareboat or crewed
Schooners and Motor Yachts for groups of 15 to 200

Seven Seas Whale Watch
Rogers Street
Wharf Gloucester, MA 01930