Eco-cruises, hosted by NY/NJ Baykeeper, have been scheduled for the summer aboard the Captain John to increase public awareness for the protection of the Hudson/Raritan Estuary. Executive Director of Baykeeper, Debbie Mans, will be guiding guests through the estuary, pointing out sites and wildlife.
A New York Lighthouse Tour will be held Sunday, July 13. Guests will see an up-close view of the West Bank, Romer Shoal, Coney Island, and the Sandy Hook lighthouses.
A second eco-cruise, which will circumnavigate Staten Island, is scheduled for Sunday, August 24. The Captain John will sail through the waters of Raritan Bay, the Arthur Kill, and the Kill van Kull. Tour highlights include the boat graveyard, the new Fresh Kills park, the Verrazano Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing, and the Goethals Bridge.
Bob Kelly, a regular participant said, "The eco cruises are not only for a great environmental cause, but are networking opportunities as well. The Captain John provides a chance to see a part of nature participants never would otherwise."
The Captain John boards at 3:30pm and returns at 7:00pm for both trips. Tickets are $50 per person and $25 per child under 12 years old. Cruises are fun for all ages. The ticket price includes light refreshments and beverages. Online reservations are available at www.nynjbaykeeper/events. Reservation questions can be directed to Heather Macchia at 732-888-9870 ext 1 or Heather@nynjbaykeeper.org
NY/NJ Baykeeper is the citizen guardian of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Founded in 1989, Baykeeper's mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the environment of one of the most urban estuaries on Earth - benefiting its natural and human communities. Through Estuary-wide programs Baykeeper seeks to end pollution, improve public access, conserve and restore public lands, restore aquatic habitats, encourage appropriate and discourage inappropriate development, carry out public education, and work with federal and NY/NJ state regulators and citizen groups as partners in planning for a sustainable future.