Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT 06850.

(203) 852-0700, ext. 2206. Sail the waters of Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound year round with the Aquarium's marine science educators to learn about life above and below Long Island Sound.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse & Ferry

Washington & North Water Streets , South Norwalk, CT 06854.

(I-95, Exit 14N/15S). Ferry departs from Sheffield Island Dock at the junction of Washington & North Water Streets. (203) 838-9444. Round-trip cruise through Norwalk Harbor to scenic Sheffield Island, a tour of the 1868 lighthouse, beach walks and strolls along the nature trail through part of the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge. Picnic area. Special events and educational programs. Weekend and holiday cruises run from May 29-September 26. Weekday cruises run from June 28-September 10. Thursday Cruises & Clambakes June 24- Sept. 30, reservations required.

SoundWaters Coastal Education Center

1281 Cove Rd., Stamford, CT 06902.

Cove Island Park. (203) 323-1978. In season, sail aboard 80-ft. 3–masted schooner to experience Long Island Sound. Afternoon Sails: live marine animals, great for families. Evening Sunset Sails: bring your dinner/beverage. Reservations, details and directions visit the website.