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Block Island Maritime Institute

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216 Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807-7710
+1 401-466-7938
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Salt Pond Boat Tour

Spent an enjoyable 90 minutes touring the Great Salt Pond with the staff on their launch. Booked... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
mrbodywork
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mrbodywork
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A growing gem!

Each visit to Block Island we stop in to see what is going on at the BIMI office. It is located... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
sailfam4
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Wilton, Connecticut
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1 Sep 2017
“Salt Pond Boat Tour”
8 Aug 2016
“A growing gem!”
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216 Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807-7710
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+1 401-466-7938
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable 90 minutes touring the Great Salt Pond with the staff on their launch. Booked our family of 10, 2 weeks in advance for the Monday 10 am tour. Staff was knowledgeable and interactive. My two nephews 11 and 13 took turns driving...More

Thank mrbodywork
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Each visit to Block Island we stop in to see what is going on at the BIMI office. It is located right off of Payne's dock behind the Killer Donut stand. It is a very small operation but getting bigger each year. Small number of...More

Thank sailfam4
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Programs were over by the time we came--but the young woman running the office answered the phone in the morning and said she'd be around in the early afternoon to show us through the touch tanks. She was a great guide through the creatures of...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great organization doing good works. Really enjoyed the oysterfest - Block Island Oysters won hands down - and had a decent pinot grigio to go with.

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

i went to both the Chowderfest on Memorial Day weekend and the Oysterfest last night at BIMI Both events were packed, great music, beverages and all the Oysters you could eat. A great party

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My sister and I came with my 13 yr old son and 10 yr old nephew and had a great time. Although it is small, they have great drop in programs and informative and engaging staff. Tyler and Meghan were great with the kids and...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

took my grand kids there to see the goings on. they have lots of specimen in the tanks and on site educators to guide the visitors in there experience. they have daily offering to do with eco management & aguaculture.

Thank BIAngels
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

This is a very well put together organization --- from the Monday tour if the salt pond on the launch to the daily programs that they offer for kids --- all for $5.00 pp --- just wish they had more creatures in the tanks ---...More

Thank macfinns
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The Block Island Maritime Institute, or BIMI, is located on Ocean Avenue behind Payne's Donuts. They have great touch tanks for kids with all kinds of sea creatures from the Great Salt Pond. Crabs, fish, lobsters, jellyfish, shellfish, etc. It's everything you would see at...More

1  Thank Businessadvisor
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Sherryannes
26 August 2016|
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Response from BIMaritime | Property representative |
Hello, TIckets are available in advance but not required. You can purchase tickets at the BIMI center (by Payne's Killer Donuts) today until 5. You may also buy them the day of the Oysta-Fest at the doors. Hope this... More
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