5 UNIQUE BLOCK ISLAND TOURS
A visit to Block Island is a little different for everyone. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular visitor, there are many things to explore on the island. But sometimes you want to do something a bit more unique. Something that’s eye-opening, unusual, or adrenalin fueled. Lucky for you, there’s a tour for that! Here’s a list of 5 unique tours on the island that visitors of all experiences should check out!
HISTORY BY THE HARBOR
On Wednesdays at 10am, join the Block Island Historical Society for a walking tour of Old Harbor. This curated history of the island will give you an insight into the background of your favorite sites as they fit into New Shoreham’s past. The tour begins at the statue of Rebecca and ends at the Historical Museum. For more information visit: www.blockislandhistorical.org/visit/
Do you want to see things a little closer to the water? Pond & Beyond Kayak offers a variety of different kayak tours of Great Salt Pond for people of all ages. Along with their basic guided tour, they also offer an Eco-Tour as well as full moon, sunrise, and sunset packages. Don’t forget the kids! They have specialized tours for children (6-10), tweens & teens, as well as families. For more info, visit pondandbeyondkayak.com/kayak-tours/
INDIGENOUS MARITME CULTURE
Would you like to find out more about the tribes that called Block Island home? The Block Island Historical Society offers a guided tour of a former Indigenous Village Site. Learn about the “Manisses” tribe, who may have settled here as early as 500 BC. Contact the Block Island Historical Society to book your tour: www.blockislandhistorical.org/visit/
SITES AND FRIGHTS
Maybe you’re the type of person who likes their entertainment on the more… macabre side. Block Island Ghost Tours has you covered. They offer both walking and mobile packages that visit the dark and spookiest places on the island. Want some spirits with your spirits? They also have a haunted pub crawl tour (with complimentary taxi ride in case you’re driven into a tizzy). Visit www.blockislandghosttours.com/book-a-tour for a list of their different packages.
UP, UP, AND AWAY
You’ve seen Block Island from the sea. You’ve seen it from the land. But have you ever seen it from the sky? Take a helicopter tour of the island with Heliblock. Whether it’s a lap around the island, a closer view of the Offshore Wind Turbines, or a 2000-foot view of the Block Island Sound, this is truly a brand-new way to see the island! Book your tour at: heliblocktours.com/tours-from-block-island/
Take a new look at Block Island and Sail Away…
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