The water taxi is closed for the season. See you in May 2021.  

The water taxi is closed for the season. See you in May 2021.  

Boat Tours

Suffragettes, Puppeteers, & Patriots
Women of the Thames

Throughout history, local women have made significant contributions to the economic, cultural, educational and social fabric of the Thames River communities. From the woman who was instrumental to the patriotic cause during the American Revolution and War of 1812, to the female educators who restored the opportunity for women to earn college degrees in the state, to the woman who wrote the book aiming to keep travelers of color safe in a segregated America and a major female philanthropist, women in Groton and New London have stepped up in many ways. Come and hear their stories on this tour focused on the women of the Thames.

This tour can be enjoyed as a walking tour or a boat tour.

Boat Tour
All tours leave from City Pier in New London. Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number. Masks Required

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks abroad, but please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi.

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Revolutionary War Ghosts on the Thames

We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours to present a haunted history adventure on the Thames.” Join us on the Water Taxi for a paranormal adventures on the following dates:

2020 Revolutionary War Ghost on the Thames:

  • Saturday, September 5th at 1:00 PM 
  • Saturday, September 5th at 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 6th at 4:00 PM

Taking place during the 239th anniversary of Benedict Arnold’s notorious attack on New London and Fort Griswold, you’ll travel the route of the Red Coats as we share the haunting tales of 1781 and the spirits that roam the port cities to this day.

All tours leave from City Pier in New London. 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.

Masks Required.

Saturday, September 5th at 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 5th at 4:00 PM

Sunday, September 6th at 4:00 PM

Submarines, Battlefields & Betrayers. Military Stories on the Thames.

Hop aboard one of our navy utility boats for this fascinating narrated 90-minute tour.

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 1000 stories in the Park. Available in July and August.

This entertaining and informative tour is also available for groups of 12 or more mid-June through mid-September. To inquire or book this tour for your organization contact us here.
 

All tours leave from City Pier in New London. Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number. Show this to the Captain in exchange for a ticket on board.  Masks Required

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks abroad, but please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi.

Canoe to Submarine: Maritime History on the Thames

Nicknamed ‘the Whaling City,’ it’s no secret that New London served as a major port and key player in this dangerous and highly profitable industry.

This 90-minute tour shares the tales of whaling, provisioning, privateering, defense, and the larger-than-life characters who made our heritage so colorful.

All tours leave from City Pier in New London. Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number. Masks Required

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks abroad, but please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi.

Join us on: 
Saturday, September 12 at 1 PM
Sunday, September 13 at 1 PM