I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Cruise on the Tugboat W.O. Decker

We were given a free cruise on the W.O. Decker for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Cruise on the Tugboat W.O. Decker

Where: South Street Seaport
              Pier 16
              12 Fulton Street
              New York, NY

Who: Ages 10 and Up

When: Through September 29, 2019


Me- I have never been on a tugboat before let alone a wooden tugboat. I was excited to have the opportunity to take a ride on the W.O. Decker.  It was smaller than any other boat I have ever remember being on. Although, it can take up to 15 passengers at a time, when we went for our cruise, there were only 5 of us. We got to sit in the front of the boat. There weren't seats there, but they had foldable stools that you could use.  You could feel the water a little bit but not a lot. It just felt like little  sprinkles of water. I didn't mind it. The air wasn't too cold, but it was nice and cool. The views of the city were really pretty. For a while, I got to sit with the captain of the boat. That was fun. The whole ride was fun. I enjoyed riding on the W.O. Decker. I really like boat rides.


Mom - If you are looking for something completely unique and fun to do in New York City, you might want to go for a ride on the W.O. Decker. The W.O. Decker is the last surviving New York built wooden tugboat. She was built in 1930 and has been lovingly restored and is now available for rides at the South Street Seaport. Rides are available to individuals, groups, or families with children age 10 or older and include admission to the South Street Seaport museum. Only the 7:00 PM cruise does not include admission to the museum because the museum is already closed by then. On the boat you can either sit in the cabin or outside. Either way, you will want to bring a jacket even if it is not that cold out because it can be colder out on the water. If you really want to get the full experience of the ride, you will definitely want to sit outside. The views of Manhattan, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and more from the water are just beautiful. Even though the seats on the boat are just portable foldable stools which are not the most comfortable that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of of this one of a kind experience. It is definitely something not to miss!


For more information or to book a cruise, visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/visit/street-of-ships/w-o-decker/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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