At a Glance
Travel around Staten Island and learn all about the area’s rich history.
- Board in Highlands, NJ and travel around Staten Island
- Sundays - March 20 & April 10
- 3 Hours
- $45 (Age 13+), $30 (Age 0-12)
It's the historical cruise you didn't know you needed!
Explore NYC’s southernmost borough by sea and learn about its incredibly rich maritime, industrial, cultural and environmental history. Depart from Highlands, NJ and travel up Arthur Kill, and around Staten Island in its entirety. Along the way, you will pass a number of landmarks of unexpected significance.
- Historic waters
Believe it or not, the Staten Island waterfront is steeped in surprising history. On the cruise, you will pass the sight of the first manned and controlled flight, an unsuccessful Revolutionary War peace negotiation, the oldest yacht club in the United States, a ship graveyard, and one of the world’s most impressive manufacturing cities. As you travel around the island, you will hear stories from many ages ago, ranging in time from the 1500’s to present day. So sit back, relax, and take in the sights as you cruise through these historic waters.
- Narration by an experienced local historian
Each Historical Cruise around Staten Island will be narrated by an expert. The narrator will point out landmarks of interest and provide passengers with a variety of interesting information and commentary.
Schedule & Pricing
Departure & Arrival Times
|Departing from Highlands, NJ|
|Highlands, NJ Departure Time||Highlands, NJ Arrival Time|
|12:15 PM||Approx. 3:15 PM|
Ticket Office Hours
M-F: 5:00am - 9:00am, 11:30am - 8:30pm
Sat/Sun: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details
- Bike Rack
- Covered Waiting Area
- Free Daytime Parking
- Free Overnight Parking (restrictions apply)
- Handicap Accessibility
Logistics & What to KnowView All FAQs
New Yorkers who wish to attend the cruise, may present a Staten Island Historical Cruise ticket to board the 10:25 am (Battery Maritime Building, Slip 5) or 10:45 am (East 35th St.) boat to Highlands free of charge. This will get you to the Highlands terminal by 11:45 am, just in time for the Staten Island Historical Cruise. You may then ride the 4:30 pm boat from Highlands back to NYC using your Staten Island Historical Cruise ticket to board.