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Miss Hampton II Sets Sail April 15

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The popular Miss Hampton II harbor cruise begins its 2021 season starting on April 15. The double-decker tour boat offers narrated cruises that go out the Hampton River by Blackbeard’s Point and out to the Chesapeake Bay.

Passengers will see historic Fort Monroe and the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse—the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in America—then cross over to the world’s largest naval installation, the Norfolk Naval Base, where they get a seldom-seen view of the massive warships in port.

The cruise previously stopped at Fort Wool to allow passengers to disembark and tour the historic island on foot, but Fort Wool is now a designated bird sanctuary and is closed to the public. Miss Hampton II will pass as close as possible to the island without disturbing the birds

Miss Hampton II Harbor Tours depart at 11am, Tuesday – Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday. The 2.5- to 3-hour tour leaves the Downtown Hampton waterfront located at 710 Settlers Landing Road (on the waterfront side of Bull Island Brewing Company).

Tickets may be purchased at Adult tickets are $31. Seniors (over 60) and retired military personnel are $29. Military (active or reserves) are $15.50. Children 7-12 are $18. Children under 6 are free. Payment online or by phone is recommended.

Food and drink are not prohibited on board, but the boat does have a snack bar that offers sandwiches, snacks, candy, and drinks, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

The Miss Hampton II cruise is also included in the Sea to Stars ticket, which also includes entrance to Hampton’s Historic Carousel, the Virginia Air & Space Science Center with IMAX Theater, and the Hampton History Museum.

For the safety of all aboard, face masks are required while boarding and onboard, and temperature checks will be taken prior to boarding.

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