Water Taxi

2020 Schedule: Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, 13th

Friday: noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday & holidays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. the water taxi makes three stops each hour in a continuous hop on-hop off loop beginning and ending at Fort Trumbull.

Board from any landing

Fort Trumbull State Park in New London: on the hour
City Pier in New London: 20 minutes after the hour
Thames River Landing in the City of Groton: 40 minutes after the hour*
The last stop at Fort Trumbull is 7 p.m.
After 7 p.m. the water taxi runs between City Pier, New London and Thames River Landing, Groton every 20 minutes beginning at 7:20 at City Pier.
*The first boat from Groton leaves at 11:40 a.m. on Fridays and 9:40 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Landing site directions and parking information.

Friday and Saturday

City Pier: 7:20 p.m.
Thames River Landing: 7:40 p.m.
City Pier: 8:00 p.m.
Thames River Landing: 8:20 p.m.
City Pier: 8:40 p.m.
Thames River Landing: 9:00 p.m. Last taxi
City Pier: 9:20 p.m. Last taxi


City Pier: 7:20 p.m.
Thames River Landing: 7:40 p.m.
City Pier: 8:00 p.m.
Thames River Landing: 8:20 p.m. Last taxi
City Pier: 8:40 p.m. Last taxi


Children 3 & under ride free
Adult Round Trip $10.00
Children & Active Military Round Trip* $5.00


Tickets may be purchased online or with cash or credit card on the Water Taxi. *Active Military ID required.

Season Passes

All days, unlimited rides

Adult Season Pass $50.00 Purchase

Children’s Season Pass $30.00 Purchase

Season Passes may be purchased online or with cash or credit card on the Water Taxi. Purchase season pass. Season Passes are non-transferable.

*Children must be 12-years old or younger and must be accompanied by an adult.
Additional children’s passes are $30.


The Water Taxis are refurbished Navy boats that are used for shuttling crews to and from large ships. They are not ADA compliant and do not have a restroom. For accessibility information please click here.

For walking tours download the izi app or go to izi.travel.com and enter Thames River Heritage Park.

To find out what’s happening in the Park go to Events or the CORE calendar.

Weather Delays

There are conditions throughout the summer months when the weather will impact the taxi service. Thunderstorms may affect the times of departure and arrival. If there are no weather conditions the taxi should be Green. Yellow is running but may be delayed. Red is not running.

Weather delays will be displayed on the home page above the main navigation throughout the site. If you have purchased a ticket, you will be notified via text message and email. Water Taxi tickets are non-refundable but may used for any 2020 regularly scheduled ride.
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 $8-$12. 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 Landing pick-up location is 301 Thames Street, Groton.

Our boats have their own history.

One of the boats was assigned to the USS LaSalle which in1988, while in the Persian Gulf, 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.