Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi Offering $5 Round Trip Rides on Aug 5
This Five After Six promotion is to encourage more riders to use the water taxi to enjoy dinner and evening activities in downtown New London. “Although our ridership is up significantly as compared to last year, Sunday evenings are not as busy as we’d like to see,” says Thames River Heritage Park Executive Director Amy Perry. “Riders who combine this promotion with patronizing those restaurants and merchants who participate in our Ride & Save Program will have a terrific and inexpensive night out.” The Ride & Save Program allows riders to show their water taxi ticket or season pass at participating merchants for discounts and special offers. Information can be found at thamesriverheritagepark.org/deals.
On Sunday, riders getting on the water taxi at 6 pm at Fort Trumbull, at 6:20 pm and later at City Pier and at 6:40 pm and later at Thames Landing, Groton will pay $5 for this one night only. After 7 pm the water taxi runs between City Pier and Thames River Landing every 20 minutes beginning at 7:20 pm. For more information about the water taxi fares and schedules go to thamesriverheritagepark.org/water-taxi. Tickets for this promotion are available for purchase on the boat only.
In addition to this $5 promotion, which is half the regular $10 fare, those riders who show the water taxi crew their Sunday night restaurant receipt will receive a coupon for another $5 evening ride good any Friday through Sunday all season.
The Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of national and historic sites along two shores of the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our nation during the past 400 years. In 2017 more than 2,200 people rode the water taxi visiting sites, dining out or just enjoying time on the water.
It is a hop on-hop off ride in which visitors can board the boat at any of the three landings and can tour at their leisure. Heritage sites within easy walking distance of the water taxi stops include, in Groton, the Avery-Copp House, the Ebenezer Avery Homestead, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and the Subvets World War II National Memorial East and, in New London, in addition to Fort Trumbull are the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, the Custom House Maritime Museum, the Shaw Mansion and the Hempsted Houses. For more information on the park, visit www.thamesriverheritagepark.org.
Thames River Heritage Park 2018 sponsors include Groton Utilities, The Day, Atlantic Broadband, Thames Valley Communications, WNLC 98.7, The Resident, and Crockers Boatyard, CT Port Authority with additional support from The Cities of New London and Groton and the Town of Groton.