New London earned its "Whaling City" nickname as one of the busiest whaling ports in the country in the 19th century, a time when whale oil was in great demand. More than 1,100 whaling voyages embarked from the city and the industry created great wealth and opportunity, as well as great misery for many. This tour will tell some of New London's whaling stories: from the captains who commanded the ships and the racially diverse crews who risked their lives on the voyages to the women who waited in port and the few who joined their husbands at sea.
ABOUT THIS BOAT TOUR
This 75-minute boat tour departs from City Pier in New London. Please arrive early to allow time for parking and potential traffic. Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks abroad, but please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi. Show proof of vaccination at boat and receive a promo code for a $5 water taxi.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled or rescheduled by the Thames River Heritage Park.
We follow the COVID-19 policies laid out by the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masks are welcome, but not required.
In the case that inclement weather causes a boat tour cancellation, you will be informed by email and phone. You may also check the weather delay banner at the top of our home page.