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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Discovery Wetlands Cruise

Whether you’re a history buff, an environmental enthusiast, photographer — or all three — you’ll enjoy a safe and serene 90-minute cruise from the placid waters of Stony Brook Harbor to the wetlands at West Meadow Creek, hosted by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. This weekend kicks off the twenty-first season of these guided tours, which feature close-up views of a variety of plant and animal life and narration from an expert naturalist on board. Bring your binoculars so you don’t miss a thing and a camera so you can capture the memories.

Cruises are scheduled according to the tide table. Each day has a specific departure time because the cruises must be tied to the tide chart, so please arrive early (at least 15 minutes ahead of time, if not more) so you can meet your guide and walk as a group to the boat landing. And don’t worry about pushing through crowds to get a glimpse of the view. The 27-passenger pontoon boat allows plenty of room for all to have a waterfront seat.

If you can’t make it in May, the cruises go on through October 14, 2018. Visit their website for a complete schedule of dates, times and prices and learn about the special photography cruises that are accompanied by a photo instructor. Advance reservations are required. For more info and to book your preferred date and time, visit or call (631) 751-2244.