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Brooklyn Past & Present Waterfront Tour

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Brooklyn Past & Present Waterfront Tour Information

Brooklyn Past & Present Waterfront Tour Info

Ticket Info:
Children - $34, Adults - $54

9:30 am - 11:am

2 Hours

When to Go:
Summer and Fall

Tour Highlights:
The Brooklyn Waterfront

Age Restriction:
Ages 3 +

Important Information

  • Upcoming dates for tours are 9/12, 9/26, and 10/10 for the Southern Route and 9/19 and 10/3 for the Northern Route.
  • Tours take place regardless of weather, rain or shine. There is a covered area on the ship in the event of rain.
  • Charter cruises are available for groups.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Brooklyn Past & Present Waterfront Tour Quick Facts

  • Cruises leave from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina, Pier5.
  • Tours last for about two hours.
  • Regular ticket price for the tour is $54.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Gratuities are not included. For groups of 12 or more, and 18 percent gratuity is charged.

62 Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, Suite 103
New York, US

Website: http://www.sail-nyc.com/browse-by-location/brooklyn-bridge-park-marina/

Phone Number: 888-215-1739

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Features: The Brooklyn Waterfront Past & Present Tour is a leisurely yet educational cruise that covers many key elements of the waterfront. In addition, many other nearby attractions are seen and explored, making this a truly multifaceted tour. Highlights of the tour include:

  • Important New York City Bridges -Tours explore the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge and discuss their history.
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island -These are among the most iconic landmarks of New York City. 
  • Brooklyn Naval Yard -Originally a naval shipyard, this spot has been repurposed to house new businesses, artists and other creative endeavors.
  • Current Economic Trends -Learn about the thriving new businesses that are emerging by the Waterfront. Also discussed are important new environmental projects, such as green spaces that help to protect the harbor.
  • Erie Basin and Red Hook -These neighborhoods have long played key roles in Brooklyn's history and continue to do so today. Learn how these areas have changed over the years.
  • Guest experts will be on hand for most tours, giving people the opportunity to ask questions and learn some of the details of the Waterfront's history.



Why We Go: Brooklyn Waterfront Past & Present Tours are fascinating for many reasons. Native New Yorkers have the chance to learn more about their city's rich history. Even people born in Brooklyn are often unaware of many crucial facts about the Waterfront. People from other places who have an interest in New York and American history can also gain a great deal by taking these tours. 

Finally, these tours provide a fun and relaxing way to enjoy some of the best scenery in the city. Seeing the city on a cruise provides people with a view that is not available any other way. This cruise is ideal for a family holiday, a romantic date, a birthday or anniversary celebration or simply an enjoyable outing. Participants can enjoy the ride, take pictures and learn at the same time.

Inside Knowledge: While all tours provide rich insight into the history of the Brooklyn Waterfront, the exact itinerary varies from one cruise to the next. There are two itineraries, a northern and southern route, but these may change depending on the guest expert who is available. Depending on the date, the cruise might explore spots such as the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Gowanus Canal, Williamsburg and Newtown Creek and Sunset Park.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do bring a snack or sandwich, as food is not included on these tours.
  • Do bring the whole family. These tours are fun and interesting for people of all ages.
  • Do bring a camera. Waterfront tours provide ample opportunities for great photos and videos.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to sign up for a cruise. It is common for cruises to sell out a week or more in advance.
  • Don't bring alcoholic beverages on board. Complimentary beverages are served and there is also a cash bar.