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OceanQuest

100 Water Street, Waterfront Park, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
508-419-6085
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Woods Hole
Type: Tours
Owner description: This research vessel's educational cruises offer hands-on lessons in marine life. Spend an hour and a half on the water enjoying the beautiful views... more » Owner description: This research vessel's educational cruises offer hands-on lessons in marine life. Spend an hour and a half on the water enjoying the beautiful views and learning about our most important resource. You are the scientists as we gather water samples, perform tests, pull a lobster pots and learn about the amazing creatures right here in our waters. « less
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bristol
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went on the family explorer cruise with my son, who is 4. I was a little worried that it might be a bit complex for him, and some of it was. But overall he enjoyed helping the naturalist pull the traps and look at the "creatures". The staff was nice, friendly, and well informed and when my son got... More

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Took a cruise on July 4th from Woods Hole to offshore Falmouth. The ship stayed very close to the barges where the fireworks were. It was a bit cloudy, but it was still a great view of the fireworks show. The fee was about $65 per person, but they served appetizers and drinks. Most importantly, it was a very convenient... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Great experience. As a middle school science teacher, I have taken students there for the past 5 years and they love it. We will come back every year!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We underestimated the time it would take us to get to Falmouth and called to say we would not be able to make it - the attendant was so nice and polite, it was no problem at all - just put us on the next trip. Our guide was funny, kept things moving and got the kids involved so that... More

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Brielle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The entire OceanQuest experience was five-star. Our party consisted of four adults and four children, aged 6 through 12. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The guide was very knowledgeable and held the children's undivided attention as she was teaching them. We met and learned about ocean creatures, and the children analyzed water samples and performed experiments to better... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our group of four children (ages 6, 8, 10 and 11) and four adults enjoyed an extraordinary experience on the OceanQuest Hands On Discovery cruise. We all learned something new and interesting about the condition of the ocean and the special creatures that live there. All of the kids were intimately involved with every aspect of the trip and especially... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were just taking a walk through Woods Hole when came about a young woman with a tank full of sea creatures. She was talking people through what the creatures were and we found her fascinating. Young children were clambering around trying to take a peek into the tank. My sister and I even had a head massage by a... More

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Just returned from a morning trip. What a great journey! Everyone with the company was friendly and helpful, from parking help to biological explanations. There were sea critters to touch before we even boarded the boat. On board, my 8 & 5 year olds learned some boating terms and had a chance to hold all sorts of aquatic animals --... More

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I work at one of the institutions in Woods Hole and never considered this tour until my sister in law from out of town, mentioned that we should try it. This was an excellent 90 minute tour of marine critters and the basic biology our local waters. The instructors were very knowledgeable and personable and truly are enthusiastic about what... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We brought our 2 grandchildren (ages 7 and 5) on what we hoped would be a wonderful adventure. The staff was friendly in greeting us, the captain was very welcoming and the boat clean and well appointed. It was a small group of 4 families and we were paired with one of the two instructors. Our grandchildren were a bit... More

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Jeff A, Manager at OceanQuest, responded to this review

Hello. I was concerned with your review and wanted to let you know that I have shared the review with the teaching staff and we have had a discussion about what happened . We pride ourselves on being interactive and engaging, an "ecotational" experience for the whole group. While I am not sure which of our naturalists was with your... More

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