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Address: 100 Water St, Waterfront Park, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
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+1 508-419-6085
09:00 - 17:00
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This research vessel's educational cruises offer hands-on lessons in marine...

This research vessel's educational cruises offer hands-on lessons in marine life. Spend an hour and a half on the water enjoying the beautiful views and learning about our most important resource. You are the scientists as we gather water samples, perform tests, pull a lobster pots and learn about the amazing creatures right here in our waters.

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The Discovery Cruise is no longer available.

I rated it excellent as I understand it was but sadly, no more. I got a call back from "michael" listed as contact person from 2014. He reported there was nothing comparable to... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I rated it excellent as I understand it was but sadly, no more. I got a call back from "michael" listed as contact person from 2014. He reported there was nothing comparable to the Discovery Cruise currently being offered.

5 Thank NCmom702013
Buffalo, NY
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

My oldest son loves marine biology, so we decided to do the boat ride on our trip. We called the morning of and were able to get on the afternoon ride before we headed home. We were short on time and had to park nearby. I would recommend parking out and taking the bus in. The meters are for 2... More 

4 Thank Tien71003
Orchard Park, New York
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

My 3 daughters ages nine to fifteen enjoyed this trip out on the water. Elise and Fox were great guides! They explained everything in their touch tank and we pulled up a lobster trap, took a water sample from the ocean floor, etc. Great views of Falmouth.

1 Thank susano718
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We've gone on this cruise twice now - once with just our kids and again this year with our nephews. The trip is the perfect length for younger kids (1.5hrs) and the crew does a great job keeping the kids engaged. The trip out and back in is super quick and the scenery is incredible. Be sure to visit the... More 

1 Thank BigBlueBBQ
Lansdale, PA
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

GREAT guides, lovely scenery, excellent value - highly recommended. Our group (which included couples as well as families with kids) was with a guide named Fox, who did an outstanding job ensuring that everyone learned something and had fun too. Samantha sold us our tickets, then came aboard too (and helped distract me when I was feeling a little wobbly).... More 

Thank KatyMightHave63
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I went on the family explorer cruise with my son, who is 4. I was a little worried that it might be a bit complex for him, and some of it was. But overall he enjoyed helping the naturalist pull the traps and look at the "creatures". The staff was nice, friendly, and well informed and when my son got... More 

2 Thank sallifromcaliuk
New Jersey
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433 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Took a cruise on July 4th from Woods Hole to offshore Falmouth. The ship stayed very close to the barges where the fireworks were. It was a bit cloudy, but it was still a great view of the fireworks show. The fee was about $65 per person, but they served appetizers and drinks. Most importantly, it was a very convenient... More 

Thank Roobydoo5
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Great experience. As a middle school science teacher, I have taken students there for the past 5 years and they love it. We will come back every year!

1 Thank youngg01
Natick, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We underestimated the time it would take us to get to Falmouth and called to say we would not be able to make it - the attendant was so nice and polite, it was no problem at all - just put us on the next trip. Our guide was funny, kept things moving and got the kids involved so that... More 

Thank Karebear02472
Brielle, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The entire OceanQuest experience was five-star. Our party consisted of four adults and four children, aged 6 through 12. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The guide was very knowledgeable and held the children's undivided attention as she was teaching them. We met and learned about ocean creatures, and the children analyzed water samples and performed experiments to better... More 

1 Thank DorotheaB610

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