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Hidden Harbor Tours: Two-hour Boat Trip for Two

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Estimated Value
$80 USD
$130 USD to rmarons
Number of Bids
11  -  Bid History

Item Description

Enjoy a Two-hour Hidden Harbor Tour Boat Trip for Two

The Working Harbor Committee organizes tours of New York and New Jersey's working waterfront – places that are normally hidden from the eyes of most area residents and visitors. We call them Hidden Harbor Tours®. The tours do not take place on a tug. Charter vessels are wheelchair accessible. 

Tours are offered throughout the summer, typically from May to October. Tours are narrated by people who know the harbor intimately - tugboat captains, maritime historians and other experts. We visit places like the tugboat berths in Erie Basin and Kill Van Kull, container, breakbulk, oil and car ports in Brooklyn and New Jersey, Newtown Creek and many other locations. The world of working maritime vessels and facilities is both fascinating as well as vitally important to the area's economic well being. Want to know where your Toyota came in? How the ingredients for your chocolate bar got here? How your trash is removed? Welcome to the working waterfront.

Since the Working Harbor Committee was founded in 2002, we have taken well over 28,000 individuals out on the water to educate them about the importance of the maritime industry and why it is critical to the economic health and quality of life in the New York and New Jersey area.

Special Instructions

  • To be redeemed during the 2019 boat tour season; calendar of tours is not yet available; date subject to availability
  • Tours typically last about two hours beginning at around midday on weekends or at about 6:00 p.m. on weekdays
  • Previous tours have departed from Pier 11/Wall Street and returned to the same location.