If you come to Block Island by ferry, as most visitors do, don’t let that be your only boating experience while you’re here. Every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 am between July 2nd to August 29th, the Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) hosts harbor tours of the Great Salt Pond on a historic 30-ft. Oldport Launch.
Feel the sun on your face and the sea breezes in your hair as you learn about the local history, folklore and ecology of Block Island as well as the importance of the Pond to the Island's economy and environment.
Unlike the cost of maintaining your own yacht and crew, the price for this excursion is very reasonable at $20 per person (under 5 free). To make advance reservations (a MUST since space is limited), call (401) 500-3501. For more information on all the events and activities the Institute offers, visit their website at www.bimaritime.org.