The Water Taxi runs on a hop-on hop-off hourly loop between the three stops:
At Fort Trumbull in New London the taxi departs on the hour.
At New London City Pier in the Historic Waterfront District it departs at 20 minutes after the hour .
At Thames River landing on Fort Street in Groton, it departs at 40 minutes after the hour.
It operates Friday – Sunday, 10AM to 9PM May 26th through September 17th.(Private charters are available seven days a week with reservations made 72 hours in advance. Special River Cruises may take place during the week. Go to Events for details.
For possible weather delays click here.
Green dot – Taxi is running.
Yellow dot – Taxi is delayed.
Red dot – Taxi is not running.
Uber and Taxi Cabs
For riders interested in visiting the Submarine Force Museum via the water taxi we recommend ordering an Uber when you get off the boat at the Thames River Landing in Groton. The wait time is expected to be less than 5 minutes and the fee is estimated at $6-$7. Typically, and especially on weekends, there are plenty of Uber drivers outside the Museum entrance and by the New London Subase gate next door for your return trip. The Thames River Water Taxi landing is located at the intersection of Thames Street and Fort Street in Groton.
If you would prefer to take a taxi cab call Yellow Cab at 860-443-4321. The estimated cost to the Submarine Force Museum is $13. Estimated pick-up time is between 10 and 15 minutes. The Thames River Water Taxi Landing pick-up location is at the intersection of Thames Street and Fort Street in Groton.
Children 3 & under ride free
Adult Round Trip – $10.00
Children & Active Military Round Trip – $5.00
Adult All Day – $15.00
Children & Active Military All Day $10.00
Season Pass – $50.00 (pick up at the boat or online) – All rides, All days, All season
For ticket purchases, tours, private charters, weather, parking, directions and more details, go to our boat operator’s site.
The Water Taxis
The Water Taxis are refurbished from the Navy days of shuttling crew and admirals to and from the large ships of the United States Navy. They are equipped with a 6-cylinder diesel engine and have room for approximately 35 passengers a tour. Like the park, the boats have their own heritage. One of the boats was assigned to the USS LaSalle, which while in the Persian Gulf in1988, assumed the role of Commander of Middle East Forces. The other boat was assigned to the USS Hunley, a submarine tender home ported in Charleston, South Carolina servicing the nuclear powered Polaris submarine fleet.
The vessels are not outfitted with a restroom. You may bring snacks and drinks onboard as long as there are no glass containers and you ensure all stays in the boat and is carried off with you. The scenery on the Thames as well as headed out to the Atlantic offers some of the best views on the East Coast. Ferries, fishing fleets and, on an occasion, a US Submarine can be seen going out to sea or coming home.