- $30 for Pirate Snorkel Adventure (up to a $37.50 value) with aquarium and exhibition center admission for one (up to a $26.50 value; up to a $64 total value)
Participants embark on an interactive adventure in Shark Reef Lagoon, searching out pieces of a pirate map while gazing at schools of tropical fish. Snorkelers use an included wet suit and snorkel gear and leave with a souvenir eye patch and a $2 arcade card good at the Family Fun Center.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Long Island Aquarium
The Long Island Aquarium throws its visitors into the shark tank. And the tropical lagoon. And the salt marsh. As executive director Bryan DeLuca noted in the New York Times, the center (formerly Atlantis Marine World) is one of the most interactive aquariums in the area, which snagged it a place on Parents magazine’s list of the 10 Best Aquariums for Kids. The Atlantis-themed aquarium’s educational exhibits combine myth with science as they bring guests face to gills with creatures such as eels, jellyfish, seals, and clownfish. In addition to its indoor and outdoor exhibits right on the banks of the Peconic River, the aquarium delights guests with aquatic adventures such as snorkeling or receiving a photo op and kiss from loveable sea lion Java, who still dreams of one day being turned into a beautiful princess. Additionally, they offer rides such as the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat Ride, which travels down the Peconic River to educate riders on Long Island’s waterways.