Brooklyn Waterfront Past & Present Tour

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A man in the foreground is holding a microphone and gesturing with his arm as several people in the foreground look out from the inside of a boat to the waterfront

• Saturdays at 11am, August 8 – October 10 • Boat Cruise •


Step aboard the luxury yacht Kingston on this intimate two-hour cruise narrated by guides from Turnstile Tours that explores the Brooklyn waterfront past and present, from the borough’s historical emergence as an industrial powerhouse, to its resurgence today as a major center of innovation, industry, and recreation. The Brooklyn waterfront has long been a major economic engine and cultural touchstone for New York City – there’s no better way to explore this dynamic landscape than from the water. This special series of boat tours is hosted by Turnstile Tours and Classic Harbor Line, departing from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5.

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Fighting Ships & Working Waterfronts: Military History Tour of New York Harbor

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USS San Antonio and USS New York. Credit: Navsource.org

• Offered during NYC Fleet Week and for special events • Boat Cruise •


In honor of Fleet Week and Memorial Day, we are again working with Classic Harbor Line to offer this special series of boat tours focusing on the military history of New York Harbor, especially during World War II. Starting from Chelsea Piers, this 2.5-hour cruise aboard their beautiful motor yacht Manhattan will feature visits to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Staten Island Navy pier, and USS Intrepid, as well as getting a waterside view of the active naval vessels. Along the way, we will share the stories of sailors, shipbuilders, longshoremen and merchant mariners who built New York Harbor into the heart of the American war effort. Each ticket includes one complimentary drink from the bar and light snacks. Fleet Week NYC 2016 will be the largest assembly of naval ships to visit the city in years, featuring two US Navy destroyers, three ships from the Royal Canadian Navy, and the massive amphibious assault ship USS Bataan. In addition to stopping on Manhattan’s West Side and Staten Island, ships will also be coming to Brooklyn, berthing at the Red Hook Cruise Ship Terminal.

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