Block Island Trip

Friday, June 28, 2013 – Trip to Block Island 

Our trip to Block Island is a fun adventure in the company of other members of the museum.

You’ll experience the beauty of the island, and learn its history and lore on this guided trip. 

Schedule & Itinerary 

6:30 AM - Meet at Cross Sound Ferry – Orient Point to pick up tickets 

Orient to Block Island and back takes about 2 ½ hours each way.  We go to New London and then catch the Block Island ferry. Vistas of lighthouses en route.  

7:00 AM -  Leave Orient Point. Depart New London on the Block Island Express at 8:30 AM  

10 – 11:30 AM – Tour around the island.  See the famous Mohegan Bluffs, Southeast Light, Old Harbor, beautiful views of Block Island Sound and more. 

12 Noon – Lunch together on the porch at The National Hotel 

1:30-4:30 PM – Free time.  Go shopping.  Rent a bike or moped. Hike out to see North Light. 

4:30 PM – Meet to catch the ferry back to New London/Orient. 

4:45 PM – Leave Block Island. Depart New London 7 PM.  Arrive Orient 8:20 PM 

Requirements

Trip is limited to 14 people – pre-registration required.  Please email membership@eastendseaport.org to be put on the list or call 631-477-2100, ext. 8. 

Each person is responsible for making their own travel arrangements on Cross Sound Ferry.  This is easy to do.  Please call Cross Sound Ferry to make your reservations and purchase your tickets.  Tell the agent or reservationist you want to purchase a round trip to Block Island. The Cross Sound Ferry number is 631-323-2525.  We pick our tickets up right at the “Block Island Booth” right by the ferry dock.   Please plan to arrive no later than 6:45 am – earlier is better.  The ferry departs at 7 AM. 

Expected Costs

$45 – roundtrip on ferry 

$20 – taxi tour 

$25-$35 – lunch, drinks & gratuity at The National Hotel 

Estimated cost for the Block Island Trip - $90-$110

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