Address: Pier 16, South Street Seaport - 866-987-2542
Description: With guest speaker Ed Kelly, Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey. This tour passes by the Red Hook Container Terminal and visits Erie Basin, home of Hughes Brothers Barges and Reinauer Tugs before crossing the harbor toward Staten Island. It then enters Kill Van Kull, the area's busiest waterway dividing Staten Island and Bayonne, passing tug yards, oil docks and marine repair facilities.It then passes under the Bayonne Bridge and visits the giant container ports of Newark Bay: Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, where the world's largest container ships tie up. On the way back, we pass by Military Ocean Terminal, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial, the Robbins Reef Lighthouse and another container port, ending up at the Statue of Liberty for a moment before returning to Pier 16.
Venue Description: If you'd like to see the city from the water, hop aboard New York Water Taxi. Their tours include: the 1-hour Statue of Liberty Express ($28); the Statue by Night Tour (daily at 7:45pm; $28), which goes past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and more with a complimentary champagne toast and cash bar; and their bus-and-boat Hop-On/Hop-Off options, which stop at the city's top neighborhoods and attractions, and include an exclusive visitor pass to the 9/11 Memorial.