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VIP Ships Tours

New York Council VIP tours are scheduled for Thursday thru Monday of Fleet Week at the times listed below, although times and ships are subject to change by the Navy. You may attend multiple tours. Members, guests nine years and older, and friends of the New York Council are welcome; each tour will be capped at 20 registrants unless otherwise noted. You may select from the list below and send an email with attendee names and desired locations to Please report to the pier for your tour 15 minutes in advance and announce that you are scheduled for a VIP tour. Photo IDs are required.

MANHATTAN PIER 92 queue at Pier 94 and exit to W 52nd St.

United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter 418-foot modern Coast Guard cutters like this can be used for intercepting suspect vessels, search and rescue, fishery protection, maritime homeland security missions, counterterrorism, coastal patrol missions, and can assist in mine warfare.

UPDATE: Tours available for Pier 92 Sunday at 11:00 A.M.


MANHATTAN PIER 88 queue outside Manhattan Cruise Terminal and exit to W 46th St.

Landing Helicopter Dock This 844-foot amphibious assault ship is designed to provide close air support to U.S. Marine Landing Forces and is designed to accommodate hovercraft vessels and helicopters for beach assaults.

UPDATE: Tours available for Pier 88 Thursday at 10:30 A.M., Friday at 11:00 A.M.



Guided Missile Destroyer This 505-foot modern vessel is a multi-mission anti-air aarfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatant. 

U.S. Coast Guard Coastal Buoy Tender This 175-foot Keeper-class cutter is tasked with maintaining aids to navigation (ATON), search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement (LE), migrant interdiction, marine safety inspections, environmental protection and natural resources management.

UPDATE: Tours available for Staten Island Homeport Pier Thursday at noon and Sunday at 11:00 A.M.



Guided Missile Cruisers These two 567-foot multi-mission surface combatants are seaborne platforms for sophisticated modern guided-missile systems. They can take out virtually any target in the air, on the sea, beneath the waves or on the shore. Primarily deployed in battle groups, cruisers are near- and far-striking ships with multiple and mission-specific roles.

UDATE: Tours available for Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Friday–Saturday at 11:00 A.M.

SUNY Maritime College at 6 Pennyfield Ave, Bronx.

Expeditionary Fast Transport This 337-foot Spearhead class fast transport is a high-speed, shallow draft vessel intended for rapid transport of medium-sized cargo. The EPF can reach speeds of 35–45 knots and allows for the rapid transit and deployment of conventional or special forces as well as equipment and supplies.

UPDATE: Tours available for SUNY Maritime College Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 P.M., limited spots available.


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