For centuries our harbor has guarded the Thames River and entry to Long Island Sound, with Navy and Coast Guard installations, the shipbuilding 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 1000 stories in the Park.
This 90-minute tour departs from City Pier in New London promptly at 4:30 PM. Please allow plenty of time for parking. Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number. Show this to the Captain in exchange for a ticket on board. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks abroad, but please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi.