NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

Winter Seals and Waterbirds
of New York Harbor


The best thing about winter in NYC may just be the Audubon Winter EcoCruises to Hoffman and Swinburne islands in search of cold-weather wildlife."

 -Time Out Kids

Step aboard the New York Water Taxi for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governors Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers – many of which migrate south from the Arctic Circle. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars because there will be plenty to see!

Aside from seals and waterfowl, you'll also see breathtaking Harbor sights such as:

  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
  • Governors Island
  • Verrazano Bridge

Departs Pier 16, South Street Seaport


2/23, 3/2, 3/9

Boards 11:50 am
Sails: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Adults: $35* | Children (3-12yrs): $25*

*Member discounts do not apply for this event


Pier 16, South Street Seaport
11:50 AM
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Click Here for Printable Timetable

Looking for other things to do with your All-Day Access Pass ticket?

You can check out The National September 11th Memorial, or if you're looking for something more adventurous, you could Bike the Brooklyn Bridge & Water Taxi Back.