Boats at Sailfest

These Boats Will Be Available For Day Sails at City Pier During Sailfest 2017

Mystic Whaler

Mystic Whaler CT Coastline

1-Hour Harbor Sails

Saturday 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sunday 1pm, 3pm
Rates: $25 per person, $15 for children age 5-12. (children under 5 years of age are not permitted on this cruise)
Reservations: Book Online
We board all Harbor Sails 15 minutes before departure time.
Online ticket sales for each cruise will close 30 minutes before each departure time. Tickets can also be purchased dockside.

Lobster Dinner Fireworks Sail

Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm (raindate Sunday)
Rates: $180 ages 13+ and $90 ages 5-12 (children under 5 years of age are not permitted on this cruise)
Reservations: Book Online
This special cruise comes with an added bonus: each passenger will receive an additional coupon good for any 3-hour Luncheon Sail before the next Sailfest!

Office Phone 860-447-1249
Toll-free 800-697-8420
Website www.mysticwhalercruises.com
Email [email protected]

Sailfest Fireworks Charter

The Sailfest Charter July 8th, provides a tour down the Thames River and weather allowing out to the Ledge Lighthouse and back to the River for a truly spectacular night during the fireworks display. The boats depart from the Fort Trumbull Dock promptly at 8:00p.m. and each (Groton and New London) have a maximum capacity of 30 people each. The cost for this event is $30.00 per person and you may get your ticket by clicking here. Please call 401.207.0822 if you have any questions. You may also bring a picnic basket with snacks and drinks but remember there isn’t a bathroom on board.

Spirit of the Sound


The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s R/V Spirit of the Sound will be available for day and evening cruises of the Thames River throughout Sailfest.
Click here to see the full Spirit of the Sound schedule.

New London Maritime Society

Friday, July 7th

Custom House Museum is open from 1 to 5 PM

Saturday, July 8th

Museum Shop booth in front of the Custom House (the museum is closed)

Sunday, July 9th

Custom House Museum is open from 1 to 5 PM

Sailfest Water Tours July 8th and 9th

Cruise along the Thames River,between Groton & New London & witness the region’s history in her forts, shipyards, church steeples, light houses and submarines. You’ll get a sense of the role this beautiful waterway played in shaping America’s story while enjoying a ride on an authentic US Navy vessel. The Vessel will leave City Pier at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00. Tickets are available online here.