Ride for Five after Six to Dine in New London.

This Sunday only, August 5th, the TRHP Water Taxi will be $5 for a round trip ride from 6 pm until the last boat leaves City Pier to Thames River Landing in Groton at 8:40 pm.

This Five After Six promotion is to encourage more riders to use the water taxi to enjoy dinner and evening activities in downtown New London. “Although our ridership is up significantly as compared to last year, Sunday evenings are not as busy as we’d like to see,” says Thames River Heritage Park Executive Director Amy Perry. “Riders who combine this promotion with patronizing those restaurants and merchants who participate in our Ride & Save Program will have a terrific and inexpensive night out.” The Ride & Save Program allows riders to show their water taxi ticket or season pass at participating merchants for discounts and special offers.

On Sunday, riders getting on the water taxi at 6 pm at Fort Trumbull, at 6:20 pm and later at City Pier and at 6:40 pm and later at Thames Landing, Groton will pay $5 for this one night only. After 7 pm the water taxi runs between City Pier and Thames River Landing every 20 minutes beginning at 7:20 pm. Tickets for this promotion are available for purchase on the boat only.

In addition to this $5 promotion, which is half the regular $10 fare, those riders who show the water taxi crew their Sunday night restaurant receipt will receive a coupon for another $5 evening ride good any Friday through Sunday all season.