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100 Water St, Waterfront Park, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-419-6085
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Our group of four children (ages 6, 8, 10 and 11) and four adults enjoyed an extraordinary... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2013
Jess B
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
A wonderful education

We were just taking a walk through Woods Hole when came about a young woman with a tank full of sea... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2013
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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14 Jun 2016
“The Discovery Cruise is no longer available.”
20 Aug 2014
“Great educational and fun choice”
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100 Water St, Waterfront Park, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
+1 508-419-6085
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Our group of four children (ages 6, 8, 10 and 11) and four adults enjoyed an extraordinary experience on the OceanQuest Hands On Discovery cruise. We all learned something new and interesting about the condition of the ocean and the special creatures that live there....More

1  Thank Jess B
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We were just taking a walk through Woods Hole when came about a young woman with a tank full of sea creatures. She was talking people through what the creatures were and we found her fascinating. Young children were clambering around trying to take a...More

Thank Ricicle1960
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Just returned from a morning trip. What a great journey! Everyone with the company was friendly and helpful, from parking help to biological explanations. There were sea critters to touch before we even boarded the boat. On board, my 8 & 5 year olds learned...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I work at one of the institutions in Woods Hole and never considered this tour until my sister in law from out of town, mentioned that we should try it. This was an excellent 90 minute tour of marine critters and the basic biology our...More

1  Thank N_F41950
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We brought our 2 grandchildren (ages 7 and 5) on what we hoped would be a wonderful adventure. The staff was friendly in greeting us, the captain was very welcoming and the boat clean and well appointed. It was a small group of 4 families...More

1  Thank Sally D
Jeff A, Manager at OceanQuest, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2013

Hello. I was concerned with your review and wanted to let you know that I have shared the review with the teaching staff and we have had a discussion about what happened . We pride ourselves on being interactive and engaging, an "ecotational" experience for...More

Reviewed 1 July 2013

Science experiments, Sea education and hands on fun for children and adults too all aboard a large comfortable science boat. My toddler son touched baby skates and egg poaches and live fish -black bass, stripe bass and the tail of a toad fish captured in...More

Thank Robert B
Jeff A, Executive Director at OceanQuest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013

We are thrilled that you had a great time on our Hands On Discovery Cruise. We hope that you'll carry this memory with you along with a better understanding of the seas.

Reviewed 30 June 2013

We visited in late June and took the Discovery Cruise with a 7yr old, 5 yr old, 4 yr old and 1yr old. All four kids enjoyed the Discovery Cruise. Our naturalist was informative and fun! We all learned so much! The kids are still...More

Thank DmD183
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Every year we like to catch the summer solstice sunset at the beach and when we saw there was a sunset cruise, we signed up and were so glad we did. Our voyage started off with the rescue of a young man who went overboard...More

3  Thank Shasha57
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We went on this adventure with 4 kids and 1 infant. Our guide was Alissa. The trip was so engaging and fun for all of us. The kids had a blast touching and learning about sea life. The trip itself was gorgeous. The team was...More

1  Thank NJ_Family_Team
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We just had the best sea experience ever, learning about the ocean and sea creatures on the Ocean Quest boat! The kids got to handle lobsters, spider crabs, starfish, sea sponges, conch, horseshoe crab, and more. We did sea readings, and got to write it...More

2  Thank Matthew M
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