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Sightseeing in Connecticut

Sightseeing in Connecticut can range from a pleasure boat cruise around a historic lighthouse to a day of horse back riding, a visit to a farm, or just a lovely scenic drive in the rural landscape of Litchfield or along the shore of Long Island Sound. Connecticut has an endless variety of attractions, museums, and sites of Colonial and New England history.

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Cross Sound Cruises

2 Ferry Street New London, CT, 06320 Phone: 860-444-4620

Views take your breath away on two-hour lighthouse cruises out of New London, Orient Point

Breathtaking: That’s the best way to describe the reaction of people who have taken one of Cross Sound Cruises’ three lighthouse tours. The two-hour tours, two out of New London, CT and one out of Orient Point, NY on Long Island, take passengers past a variety of picturesque lighthouses, from the “Coffee Pot,” or Orient Point Lighthouse, on the eastern tip of the island’s North Fork, to Morgan Point Light at the mouth of the Mystic River. There’s Watch Hill Light, authorized to be built by President Jefferson; Race Rock Light, said to be haunted; and the cast-iron Latimer Reef Light, among many others. Cruises, narrated by experienced guides, also go past Revolutionary-Era forts. On board a magnificent catamaran, you’ll ride in comfort, with air-conditioned lounges (snacks and full bar available) and sun-splashed decks.
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Argia Mystic Cruises

75 Steamboat Wharf Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-0416

2 Hour Sailing Adventures and Romantic Evening Sails

Your visit to the seafaring village of Mystic is incomplete without a sail aboard the Schooner ARGIA. From her wooden deck, you will see the Captains' homes along the river and hear about this area so rich in maritime history. Relax as you sail by scenic coastlines, islands, and lighthouses, or help the crew hoist and trim the sails. Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine (or order snacks from us when you book) to make this excursion truly memorable.
Departures Daily (May thru mid-October) at:
  • 9:30am
  • Noon
  • 3:00pm (½ hr. earlier in October)
  • 6:00pm (½ hr. earlier after Labor Day, 1 hr. earlier in October)