The Discovery Wetlands Cruise has launched its new season, and this year also offers special photography cruises with an expert from Berger Bros.

The 90-minute sightseeing cruises run from Stony Brook Harbor to the wetlands at West Meadow Creek. A naturalist is on board as a guide. The cruise teaches the importance and fragility of the wetlands ecosystem on Long Island’s North Shore. The photography cruises offer a 45-minute to one-hour photography discussion.

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The Ward Melville Heritage Organization has been offering Discovery Wetlands Cruises since 1995 aboard its 27-passenger pontoon boat. Adventurers and sightseers are encouraged to bring their binoculars for a close-up view of plant and animal life and their cameras to preserve cruise memories.

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Cruises leave from Stony Brook Marine Services parking lot at 51 Shore Rd. in Stony Brook and run through Oct. 20. Rates are $28 for adults, $25 for students and seniors, and $18 for children younger than 6. Photography cruises are $50 per person. Reservations are preferred to secure a spot but walk-ons are accepted, with cash payment at the boat, when space is available. For schedule information or to make a reservation, call 631-751-2244 or visit wmho.org