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NOTE: Programs are sometimes canceled or substituted with little or no notice. Check our "Today's Events" page at MaritimeAquarium.org on your smart phone when you arrive.
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Dates: Saturdays in October
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 ($45 for Aquarium Members)
Hoist Ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries. The adults-only cruises will showcase different Connecticut breweries each Saturday. Sample and enjoy their flagship and seasonal brews, while taking in the gorgeous sights on Long Island Sound.
Participants must be at least 21 years old.
The schedule is:
Oct. 7 – No Worries Brewing Co. of Hamden
Oct. 14 – Charter Oak Brewing Co. of Danbury
Oct. 21 – Two Roads Brewery Co. in Stratford
Oct. 28 – The Owl’s Brew of New York and Beer’d Brewing Co. of Stonington.
Representatives from each brewery will be onboard to talk about their products.
Each 90-minute Octoberfest Cruise departs at 5 p.m. The cruises are timed to include the setting autumn sun and, with luck, a dazzling western sky reflecting on the water. Get back in time to enjoy dinner or an evening out with friends just steps away in the restaurants and nightspots of SoNo.
Cruises occur aboard the Aquarium’s R/V Spirit of the Sound™, a 64-foot catamaran that is the first research vessel in the country with quiet hybrid-electric propulsion. It docks outside the IMAX Theater.
Space is limited on all Maritime Aquarium cruises, so advance reservations are strongly recommended.