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NYC’s Abandoned Islands

“The Forgotten History of NYC’s Abandoned Islands – and how you can see them up close”

Comprehensive map of NYC with dots indicating; N.Brother Island, Mill Rock, S. brother Island, Roosevelt Island, Belmont Island, and Chelsea Pier 62

This story by Alex Oliveira highlights our unique new cruise. The Urban Naturalist Tour: Abandoned Islands. Classic Harbor Line‘s tour explores the abandoned islands along New York City’s East River, overflowing with history and natural beauty.

The cruise runs three-hours on our beautiful 1920s-style yacht. The tour reviewed was narrated by naturalist Gabriel Willow.

During the tour, guests visit several islands including; Belmont, Roosevelt, Randall’s, Mill Rock, North, and South Brother Islands. Each of these islands have diverse histories, from being homes to baseball stars like Babe Ruth to sites of historic maritime disasters and quarantine hospitals. Therefore, this cruise offers insights into these diverse histories and highlights the wildlife sanctuaries that have now become part of the island’s new life.

The tour, priced at $124, includes a glass of champagne as well as a sandwich. The cruise is correspondingly timed to allow you and your loved ones to enjoy all there is to see at sunset. This tour provides stunning views of the city illuminated at night. Additionally, passengers are encouraged to bring binoculars for unforgettable wildlife viewing aboard our boating adventure!

Read about NYC’s Abandoned Islands in the article here!