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.

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.  

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

More dates added due to popular demand: 

Saturday, September 21st & 28th
Sunday, September 22nd & 29nd
Saturday, October 5th

All tours leave from City Pier at 2 p.m.

Photo ©Philip Medbery
Photo © Philip Medbery