For centuries our harbor has guarded the Thames River and entry to Long Island Sound, with Navy and Coast Guard installations, the ship building industries that support them, as well as two forts that have seen battles, defeats and the birthplace of the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. From the vantage point of the river you‘ll understand the strategic value of this storied waterway and region and hear a few of the 1,000 stories in the Park.
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.