Take A Discovery Cruise Into Great Bay Or Out To The Isles Of Shoals
By Rebecca Zeiber, NH Sea Grant
June 25, 2008
Join the UNH Marine Docents this summer for a day cruise aboard the university’s
research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger. Find out what UNH researchers are
learning about the marine and estuarine environments, and get up close and
personal with coastal creatures and local history.
Learn about the history of New Hampshire’s seacoast aboard the Isles
of Shoals Discovery Cruise. The Shoals Cruise includes a hike around Appledore
Island and a tour of the Shoals Marine Lab. Or choose the Great Bay Discovery
Cruise, which travels up the Piscataqua River into Little Bay/Great Bay Estuary.
Marine Docents will lead activities such as catching plankton and testing water
quality. The Great Bay Cruise also stops for a tour of the UNH Jackson Estuarine
Cruises depart from a different location this year. The boat will leave from
the Shoals Marine Lab Burge dock, located next to the Isles of Shoals Steamship
Company on Market Street in Portsmouth. Parking for the cruises will be in
the Hanover Street Parking Garage for the usual hourly cost. Children ages
10 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited. For more information
or to make a reservation, go to www.unh.edu/marine-education.
Discovery Cruises are sponsored by NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruise:
(includes a stop at Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory)
From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday June 28
Saturday July 5
Sunday July 6
Saturday July 12
Saturday August 2
Sunday August 3
Sunday August 17
Sunday August 24
Great Bay Discovery Cruise:
(Includes a stop at Jackson Estuarine Laboratory)
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday July 15
Saturday July 19
Sunday July 20
Saturday August 23
(Dates and availability are subject to change.)