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Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi

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Thames River, historic superhighway

Long before automobiles and highways, most people traveled by water and the Thames River is the... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Gail M
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New London, Connecticut
Fantastic time

A worthwhile trip was made even better by Captain Steve and first mate Alex. They are a dynamic... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
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Hop aboard the Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi where you’ll visit a collection of national & historic sites along the shores of the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our nation. The water taxis - two historic naval vessels...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Long before automobiles and highways, most people traveled by water and the Thames River is the constant the ties this historic region together. In southeastern Connecticut, Mystic is the big draw for visitors and while that village has a lot to offer, it's too bad...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

A worthwhile trip was made even better by Captain Steve and first mate Alex. They are a dynamic duo! If you are lucky enough to have them as your hosts, you may very well find yourself sharing a few memorable smiles with them as they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amy P, Executive Director at Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Bryon and Carrie, Thanks so much for the fabulous review. Our crews are the best and Capt Steve and Alex do a great job making sure our riders enjoy themselves. And, I know David was pleased to provide a personal tour. He surely knows his...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I heard of the Water Taxi from friends and family who had a great time so I decided to take my family on a beautiful Friday afternoon. We met the Taxi at Ft. Trumbull after a lovely walk through the old fort. We were greeted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Amy P, Manager at Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

George, Thanks so much for your review. You certainly picked a spectacular day to get out on the river! We’re so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your afternoon. We hope you’ll tell more friends about the Park. There’s so much to see and...More

Reviewed June 3, 2018

Even with the short rain break we had so much fun. We learned lots of new things about the history of the area, took the water taxi - capt and first mate were great! - for the first time, enjoyed good food (twice), and had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Amy P, Manager at Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments! I'm so glad you were able to take advantage of so many aspects of the Park - history, getting on the river, and food! Yes, please come back, bring friends and family, and continue to spread the word....More

Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a nice time relaxing on the water in the cool breeze. The captain is a character and adds to the fun. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Management response:Responded August 8, 2017

Hi Tom, Thanks so much for your review. It sounds like Capt. Steve was on board during your visit. Yes, he's a terrific member of the Thames River Heritage Park family. We hope you'll take another ride and/or tour soon.

Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

So exotic and fun way to see Connecticut Great escape from city life. I live in New York And when you take this taxi you feel like you could be anywhere in the world on the water. Try it. Next to this Water Taxi in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Management response:Responded June 12, 2017

Hi Lisa, We're so pleased that you took the "train to the Thames". Thanks so much for your review. We hope you'll be back soon, especially now that the weather is cooperating. Always lots to see, do, eat, and drink here in New London.

Reviewed May 31, 2017

What a delightful surprise to come upon the Water Taxi while we were out for a Memorial Day Sunday afternoon bike ride! It was fun to lock up our bikes on the City Pier, and travel both across to Groton Bank and Fort Trumbull, to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kevin D
Management response:Responded June 1, 2017

Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for the informative review and for posting the photo. We hope you'll be back soon. Riding the water taxi can be even more when the sun is shining!

Reviewed April 26, 2017

I live locally and rode this taxi all summer long. Traveling from one historic site to another, hopping across the river for downtown shopping, cocktails, dinner or just walking - not to mention just unwinding while getting an entirely different perspective of the sights along...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Susan B
Management response:Responded April 27, 2017

Dear Susan B., We are so glad you were able to enjoy the Park and Water Taxi last summer. Thanks so much for your wonderful review. 2017 is sure to be an even richer experience with more tours, a new mobile app (available when we...More

Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

A superb experience to be whizzing across the water in a boat to New London. An experienced friendly crew who explained to me the various landmarks within the local area, and some History about connecticut and the submarine Base. As I was visiting from Scotland...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank John Murdo M
Management response:Responded April 15, 2017

John, we're so glad you enjoyed your time on the Thames! Come back to see us again soon!

Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

We were on holiday from Scotland last year and enjoyed several trips on the water taxi. It was a fantastic way to go from Groton to New London. My 6 year old son loved it, so much better than taking the car. The staff were...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Nicola19180
Management response:Responded April 15, 2017

Thanks so much for your review and please spread the word. We hope you'll be back again soon.

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Yes, bring drinks and snacks, but no glass please. Don't know about retired military.
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