Oceanography & Maritime History of Long Island Sound

Board a research vessel for hands-on oceanography lessons as you collect fish, lobsters and more. Plus, learn maritime history as you explore the charming seaside village of Mystic.
Program No. 23499RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Climb aboard the R/V Envirolab, Project Oceanology’s research vessel, and become a citizen scientist as you explore Long Island Sound with marine science experts. From our home base in quaint, historic Mystic CT, you’ll operate scientific equipment, pull lobster pots, haul a trawl net and spend time handling and learning about the marine organisms you capture. Complete your transformation into a real seafarer by learning nautical skills and maritime history at the Mystic Seaport museum, visiting a revolutionary war-era fort and exploring inside historic (and possibly haunted) Ledge Light lighthouse.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Use seines to capture nearshore fish on Pine Island as your expert instructors teach you how to identify what you bring in.
  • Get comfortable aboard a working scientific research vessel, and contribute to ongoing environmental monitoring efforts in Long Island Sound.
  • Explore charming Mystic Village and Mystic Seaport, and enjoy a dinner at the famous Mystic Pizza.

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