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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 3:23 PM


The Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area is offering several eco-cruises this summer, including new cruises to Sandy Hook, NJ!

Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruises
Riis Landing
Wednesday, July 18
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 2
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Enjoy a ranger-led ecology tour of Jamaica Bay. You’ll hear about the history and ecology of the bay and what the future may hold in store. We’ll look for osprey, egrets, herons, and other birds fishing in the bay and maybe find a peregrine falcon! The grand finale – a breathtaking Jamaica Bay sunset. Cost is $13 per person (cash only), children under 5 free. Call (718)318-4340 for more information.

Jamaica Bay to Sandy Hook Cruise
Riis Landing
Monday, July 30 & Monday, August 27
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us aboard the American Princess for a cruise to Sandy Hook. Enjoy a ranger-led narrated tour while on the boat followed by a fun-filled morning of activities at the Hook. Once we dock at Sandy Hook you can climb to the top of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, explore the History House, or just relax on your own. Cost is $20 per person (cash only); children under 5 are free. You must be 48” tall to climb the lighthouse; lighthouse climb is 95 steps plus a 9-rung ladder. Lighthouse tours limited to the first 70 people to board (who will be given an assigned time slot.) Call (718)418-4340 for more information.

• Location: Other, Riis Landing, Queens (Flatbush Ave.)

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