Mystic Seaport Transportation

  • Road to Mystic
    Road to Mystic
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  • Various boats plying the Mystic River
    Various boats plying the Mystic River
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  • Water taxi going north
    Water taxi going north
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    Parking and Tickets

    by grandmaR Written Aug 29, 2008

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    It is possible to get to Mystic by boat - you have to wait to go through the Route 1 draw bridge which opens at 20 minutes prior to the hour (photo 4), and you have to have an advanced reservation to get a place at the marina. Also the 'parking fee' for the boat is $3.75/foot LOA. For this you get admission for everyone on your boat included plus the ability to walk around the Seaport after it is closed although you cannot go onto any of the exhibit boats.

    But since not many people drop in from a blimp (photo 2), most people come by car. Parking is across the road from the Seaport entrance and is free. Mystic Seaport is located at 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355, about 10 miles east of New London in Connecticut's "Ocean Corner

    From Hartford, Conn.

    1. Route 2 East to Route 11 South
    2. Left onto Route 82
    3. Right onto Route 85
    4. Route 85 to Interstate 95 North.
    5. Interstate 95 to Exit 90.
    6. Turn right at the exit, Mystic Seaport is one mile south on Route 27.
    7. Parking for Mystic Seaport is on the left.

    From Boston and Points Traveling South on I-95

    1. Take Exit 90 off I-95.
    2. Turn left at end of ramp onto Route 27 South.
    3. Proceed approximately one mile.
    4. Parking for Mystic Seaport is on the left.

    From New York City and Points Traveling North on I-95

    1. Take Exit 90 off I-95.
    2. From right lane, turn right onto Route 27 South.
    3. Proceed approximately one mile.
    4. Parking for Mystic Seaport is on the left.

    Sign at the entrance to the parking lot Blimp from the parking lot Road to Mystic Bascule bridge opening on the horizon Docking area from the water taxi
    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel

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    Water Taxi or Harbor Tour

    by grandmaR Written Aug 8, 2008

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    There are several ways you can get out on the water at Mystic Seaport even if you don't have your own boat. The only one that is free with admission is the water shuttle which takes you from one end of the grounds to the other. This is a wonderful way to get a view of the boats from the water. The water taxi is electric so it isn't noisy like a motor boat would be.

    The Sabino is a 1908 coal-fired steamboat and National Historic Landmark which gives 30- and 90-minute cruises mid-May through Columbus Day. The charge is about $5.00.

    You can also get a harbor cruise for $5.00, or take the Liberty to downtown Mystic and back (additional charge).

    You can get a cruise on a sailboat - from 30 minutes to a day sail, or you can rent a small rowboat or sailboat.

    Various boats plying the Mystic River Water taxi going north Dories or sailboats for rent Water taxi coming in to dock The Mina
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches

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