The long-awaited Circumnavigation of Staten Island boat tour is almost here! This Sunday, at 11am our comfortable NY Water Taxi, with a heated viewing deck, will embark on a three-hour tour around the island of Staten.
Join Working Harbor Committee for this rare opportunity to circumnavigate Staten Island with special guest speakers.
Chock-a-block with sights like oil docks, tug yards, dry docks, container terminals and more. See the famous graveyard of ships along the Arthur Kill at Witte’s where rusted and deteriorating wrecks litter the shallows as well as the Greenville Rail Road Yards, an intermodal freight terminal where rail freight cars cross the bay from Greenville, NJ to the Bush Terminal Yard in Brooklyn, NY by barge.
The tour will also pass several Lighthouses!
Princes Bay Lighthouse, the remnants of Old Orchard Shoal Light, West Bank Light, and Fort Wadsworth Light. And on our way back through the back channel to Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport, we’ll swing by Robbins Reef Light and the Statue of Liberty too.
The boat has a cash bar on board, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks – there will be no food for sale on the vessel.
Don’t forget your camera!
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee