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14 Jun 2016
“The Discovery Cruise is no longer available.”
20 Aug 2014
“Great educational and fun choice”
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...more
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100 Water St, Waterfront Park, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
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Reviewed June 14, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
13  Thank NCmom702013
Reviewed August 20, 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....More

6  Thank Tien71003
Reviewed August 20, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank susano718
Reviewed August 20, 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...More

1  Thank BigBlueBBQ
Reviewed July 29, 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,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Katy M
Reviewed July 7, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank sallifromcaliuk
Reviewed October 18, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Roobydoo5
Reviewed October 1, 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!

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank youngg01
Reviewed August 14, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Karebear02472
Reviewed August 13, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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