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Discovery Wetlands Cruise

Discovery Wetlands Cruise

Across Dock Road from the Three Village Inn, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s pontoon boat “Discovery” departs from Stony Brook Marine Services located in Stony Brook, NY.  The  27 passenger vessel cruises through the organization’s 88-acre wetlands preserve for a 1 1/2 hour tour.  A naturalist on board explains the wildlife that passengers observe, the natural and human history of the area and the individuals and events that have shaped it!

** Please note – Our office is not available on the weekends. We strongly encourage you to make a reservation during our business hours: Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4:30pm.**


  The Saturday, October 8 cruise at 10am has room for walk ons!

The Sunday, October 9 cruise at 11am has room for walk ons!

The Monday, October 10 cruise is fully reserved. 

Please note – if you would like to reserve space on the Discovery, you must do so no later than one hour before the cruise is set to depart (Monday through Friday; we are closed on MOST holidays). Spaces on cruises departing 4:30pm or later need to be reserved by 4pm. 

$40 per person

$30 per child age 3 to 6

$7 per child age 2 and younger

As there is a maximum capacity onboard, we strongly recommend calling ahead to make reservations. We do allow for walk-ons – walk-on pricing is different and is CASH ONLY. 

Walk-On Pricing [CASH ONLY]

$45 per person

$35 per child aged 3 to 6

$10 per child aged 2 and younger

To make a reservation and for any questions, please call 631-751-2244. 


Get a taste of what the cruise is like by watching this award-winning story from MyLITV!


Duration: 1.5

Location: Stony Brook Marine Services – Across from the Three Village Inn
Address: Address: 55 Shore Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790 Directions

Contact: 631-751-2244