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Natural History Trips

Join us for a day exploring historic 
and natural wonders Penikese Island!

Time:  9:00am-4:00pm
Cost:   $150/person
Limit:  12 people


Pack your own picnic lunch and enjoy a boat ride along the serene Elizabeth Islands.  Immerse yourself in this beautiful uninhabited wildlife sanctuary at the mouth of Buzzards Bay and discover the unique history of Penikese Island.

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  • The boat ride from Woods Hole to Penikese Island takes about 1 hour.

  • The walking trails comprise 1-2 miles of walking on the island.

  • Bring your own lunch, snacks, and water.

  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes for lumpy, uneven terrain are a must. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen is recommended in warm weather. There are very few trees and thus little shade on Penikese. Bring a layer as it is often cooler offshore than on the mainland.

  • Parking and meeting point will be at the Penikese Shore Office, located at 565 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543.


These trips accommodate up to 12 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirming your reservation or notifying you if you've been placed on the waitlist. Please note that a minimum of 8 registrants is required for the trip to proceed. We will confirm your participation upon reaching the required enrollment.

Photo Credit: Brian Nevins / 11th Hour Racing

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