When

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Where

National Lighthouse Museum 
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Pier 1, Adjacent to the Museum
Staten Island, NY 10301
   
 

Contact

 
National Lighthouse Museum 
718-390-0040 
info@lighthousemuseum.org  
 

Great Staten Island Boat Tour, Encircle Staten Island September 15, 2019 

Explore fascinating and mysterious sites unfamiliar to most New Yorkers on this memorable boat ride, one that encircles Staten Island taking you past critical points of maritime interest and the historically rich Shooters, Prall, Hoffman and Swineburn Islands.

Our journey up the Kill Van Kull, and the Arthur Kill waterways, over to Raritan Bay, Princes’s Bay Staten Island’s southern shore around the Narrows contains much important history critical to NYC’s development and to its maritime life: Sailor’s Snug Harbor, the Caddell’s Shipyard and Repair Facilities at Port Richmond, Mariners Harbor, Port Ivory, Rossville, the eerie site of the Ship’s Graveyard, Tottenville, Prince’s Bay and Seguine’s Point together with key New Jersey maritime, commercial and industrial sites located along the Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Linden, Carteret and historic Perth Amboy, which overlooks the beautiful Raritan Bay. 

Bridges under which our boat passes include the recently renovated Bayonne, the restored Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge, the all new Goethals Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing and the Verrazzano Narrows. 

Lighthouses described and seen on this exciting tour include: Robbin’s Reef, Great Beds, Prince’s Bay, Staten Island’s Rear Range, (site of the Old Orchard Shoals Lighthouse destroyed by Sandy in 2012), New Dorp, Elmtree Beacon and the Battery Weed Light of Fort Wadsworth. 

This season we will be yachting on the Majestic Princess which features climate-controlled interior spaces with large windows as well as ample outdoor space to fully enjoy the "yachting experience." As for food items, the Majestic Princess offers lunch and snack items as well as a bar for "adult beverages." There's a new and exciting addition to our 2019 boat tour season ... individual headsets will be available for listening (or not) to the narration provided by our presenters. 

The boat will leave promptly at 11:00 am. Please arrive early. Tickets are $62 Adults, $42 Children (10 & under), $52 Military and Seniors (62+). 

  • This tour is schedule to arrive back at port by 2:00pm however tide and currents may increase the time needed to return to the dock. Please plan accordingly. 
  • Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board.
  • There may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest. 718-390-0040
  • Please note that PAYPAL is the processor for credit card payments for the National Lighthouse Museum and a charge to PAYPAL will appear on your credit card statement, not National Lighthouse Museum. Tickets are non-refundable.

This tour will commence rain or shine!