Narragansett Bay Winter Seal Watch Cruises Offered

Photo Tom Richardson

Save The Bay will hold its winter Seal Watch Tours out of Newport, RI, on weekends throughout the month of February and daily during the Newport Winter Festival.

After learning about seals at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center in Newport, guests can take a Seal Tour to see Narragansett Bay’s winter visitors in their natural habitat. One-hour tours will offer a view of the marine mammals swimming, “bottling” in the water and resting on Citing Rock. Two-hour tours add a stop at Rose Island and a guided tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. More information can be found at www.savebay.org/seals.

Extra dates of the Exploration Center’s “Feeding Frenzy” have been added for the week of the Newport Winter Festival. From 5-6 p.m. on February 15, 20, and 22, visitors can participate in an interactive learning experience helping the staff feed the marine life that inhabit the aquarium. Space is limited and tickets can be purchased at http://www.savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

The Exploration Center and Aquarium is located in the Easton’s Beach Rotunda at 175 Memorial Blvd. in Newport, R.I. General admission is $8, and $7 for military and senior citizens. Save The Bay Family Members enjoy free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. For more information about the Exploration Center and Aquarium, visit www.savebay.org/aquarium or call (401) 324-6020.