Well, there's always the Circle Line & the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferries - but if you want to get beyond the usual tourist fare, here are a couple of excellent ways to do that. Sorry, I don't think you'll be able to get a green foam Statue of Liberty tiara. I think I can safely promise that you WILL get a trove of local knowledge.
First off - Working Harbor Committee's popular Hidden Harbor Tours began in early June & will continue throughout the summer. I really want to get out on one of these this year.
In addition (and the impetus for this post, just in from Sebago's very well-networked commodore) - here's one I hadn't hear of before but they sound great. First one's this weekend!
NY/NJ Baykeeper is happy to announce a new series of Eco-Cruises for 2008. Join us on the Captain John for 3 summer cruises, with NY/NJ Baykeeper Debbie Mans as your guide
June 22 - Round Staten Island Tour See Staten Island, the Arthur Kill, Kill Van Kull, The Ship Graveyard, New York City Bridges, and the changing landscape of New Jersey's urban waterfront as it can only be enjoyed from the water.
July 27 - Navesink River Tour New this year! Take a high tide tour upstream on the Shrewsbury to the scenic Navesink River, one of the prettiest rivers on the East Coast. Scenic Jersey Shore towns, pristine salt marshes and sedge islands, forest covered bluffs, and a wide variety of boats.
August 24 - Lighthouse Tour Return of a favorite! Get an close up look at the historic lighthouses of the lower New York Harbor. Most of these lighthouses can only be seen by boat. Enjoy a sail on the Raritan Bay, learn the history of our Harbor Lighthouses, and do some birding.
All trips are aboard the Caption John, a clean and comfortable hundred passenger charter. Feel free to bring light refreshments and beverages. All trips will board in Keyport, NJ at 3:30pm.
Tickets are $40
For tickets and reservations call 732-888-9870, ext 6 Or order online at: http://www.nynjbaykeeper.org/news/143 Space is limited. Order your tickets now! Thank you for supporting NY/NJ Baykeeper.