Behind the Scenes Tour

Due to COVID-19 this adventure is on hold until further notice.

If you’d like to learn about all the systems and procedures necessary to keep the Long Island Aquarium up and running every single day, make sure to join our Behind the Scenes Tour. For all guests 10 years old and up.

Daily Tour

Every day throughout the year, visitors to the Aquarium have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to see firsthand all that’s involved in creating a hospitable environment for our aquatic residents and our visitors. You can also feed our clownfish!

Daily at 1:00pm

Behind the Scenes Tour Pricing
Members: $4.00
Non-Members: $5.00

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat

Get ready for an interactive and educational 2 hour adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer.  It’s a fascinating way to discover the ecological wonders of Long Island’s waterways.

The Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat takes you down the Peconic River and into Flanders Bay. Conducted by Aquarium Educators, the adventure offers plenty of opportunity for hands-on exploration while promoting environmental awareness and education about the Peconic Estuary.

The Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat sets sail seasonally (weather permitting) directly behind the Aquarium. You do not need to enter the aquarium to ride on the Tour Boat, just go to the dock behind the aquarium.

We have reduced capacity to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. The Tour Boat will be cleaned and sanitized after each ride. Adult guests must wear a mask.


Wednesday through Sunday
12:30pm and 3:30pm
2 hour adventure

Labor Day Monday – Boat will run at 12:30pm and 3:30pm

After Labor Day Schedule:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 9/11/20 – 10/11/20
Plus October 12 (Columbus Day)
12:30pm and 3:30pm

For Groups Trips call for additional schedule information.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat adventure is limited to 35 participants.

Children 3-12: $25
Adults 13-61: $35
Seniors 62+: $35
Children 2 & under: $5.00
This adventure does NOT include Aquarium admission.

Buy Now

72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only.
All Green Key Cardholders (photo ID only) are entitled to a 25% discount off regular boat rates. Use code GreenKey at purchase for discount.

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