by Cassidy Kendall The Stonington Borough is a quaint, seaside village (a short, 10 minute…
Does the warm weather have you wanting to experience some time on the water? The Mystic River presents several opportunities, like renting your own vessel or taking a cruise. Here are 6 activities that won’t disappoint!
Mystic Boat Adventures
Captain your own personal catamaran (+1 guest) up the Mystic River. The 3 hour guided tour with Mystic Boat Adventures takes you under the Mystic Drawbridge and up close and personal with the vessels and shoreline of the historic Mystic Seaport. 10% discount for parties of 6-8.
145 Pearl St, Noank
Travel the Mystic River at your leisure with a paddle board or kayak rental from Adventure Mystic‘s prime location in Downtown Mystic. Rent hourly or daily. Grab outdoor gear at the shop, stocked with paddle boards, skateboards and snowboards in the winter.
15 Holmes St, Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport Museum
A must-do attraction for anyone exploring the area, Mystic Seaport Museum offers several options for getting out on the water. Take a waterfront boat ride aboard Liberty (25-minute, $4) or Breck Marshall (25-minute, $8). Rent your own vessel (rowboat, sailboat or pedal boat) for no extra fee beyond admission. Take a day or overnight charter on one of three boats.
75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic
Enjoy a voyage aboard the schooner Argia with a trip down the Mystic River out to the Long Island sound. Day sails or sunset cruises available for booking on the only commercial sailing ship in Mystic.
12 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic
Historic Harbor Tours
Captain Carl will take you on a memorable, narrated 40-minute cruise on the 17-passenger Mystic Express. Get close to historically noteworthy sites along the shoreline including Captain’s Row homes, Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Bascule Bridge.
1 Holmes St, Mystic
Mystic River Cruises
Looking for something more intimate? Parties of 6 or less can experience a pleasant ride on a classic, wooden picnic boat with Mystic River Cruises. To make the cruise even more enjoyable, bring your own food and beverages.
2 Washington St, Mystic (Seaport Marine)