The first inhabitants along the western side of the Massapequatuck (Thames) River — the Mohegan tribe — settled here from the time of Sachem Uncas’ birth toward the end of the 16th century. This area — roughly between present day Norwich and New London — was and continues to be the vital heart of Mohegan country. Led by Tribal members, this fascinating tour will include stories demonstrating how crucial the Thames River was for food, wildlife, transportation, and trade as well as their relationship with the colonists.
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 harbor cruise ticket.
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.