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Hidden Harbor Tours® go behind the scenes to places most people never see.

What Are They?   



Hidden Harbor Tours®
Types of Tours

Regular Hidden Harbor Tours®
By special arrangement with Circle Line
Two hour tours, typically on weekend afternoons
These tours visit many port facilities but the highlight is always the giant containership terminals at Port Newark/Elizabeth, NJ.
These tours end at the Statue of Liberty and inlcude a close up view of the "teardrop" 9/11 memorial at the end of Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.

Special Hidden Harbor Tours®

Newtown Creek Tours (2 1/2 hours)
Special tour up the 4+ mile long creek that separates Queens & Brooklyn. Very polluted. Very industrial. But with an emerging public side. One of our most interesting tours, typically offered once a year.

Circumnavigation of Staten Island (3 hours)
A very popular tour. In addition to Kill Van Kill we travel the entirte length of Arthur Kill with a close up view of Witte's graveyard of ships and Fresh Kills.

Walking Tours (2 hours)
If you’d like to explore the working waterfront by land, join us for the new
Hidden Harbor Walking Tours. We’ll be taking you to places in Lower Manhattan and Staten Island that are hidden or overlooked where you can experience the working harbor’s history and its fascinating role today.

Special Evening Hidden Harbor Tours®
With food & open bar. On the luxurious classic motor vessel Manhattan

Hidden Harbor Charters
By special arrangement. Can be any size or length and to any destination. A variety of boats can be used.

Sponsored Tours
These tours are typically sponsored by elected officials but any company can also opt to become a sponsor or co-sponsor.

For more information on the above 3 Tours please email workingharbor -at-




Erie Basin - look closely for the sunken lightship, which has now been removed.


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