The Schooner SoundWaters is the Teaching Vessel of Long Island Sound. It is an 80′, three-masted representation of a 19th century Sharpie Schooner originally designed to catch Terrapins and Oysters, two species we now study. SoundWaters is steel-hulled, U.S. Coast Guard-certified to carry up to 40 passengers. The decks are wide and comfortable and can accommodate wheelchairs. A quiet diesel engine motors the schooner until the sails are raised.
SoundWaters is an ideal platform for learning and experience for both students and adults.
For students, this three-masted, 80′ ship, typically serving forty students, is a teaching platform for the Science of the Sound, a hands-on, science-infused learning experience aboard the Schooner SoundWaters. For adults, the Schooner is a wonderful venue for afternoon and sunset sails that combine learning and exploration of the beauty of Long Island Sound.