Tour Peconic Bay Harbor in Glory: Greenport's Solar-Powered Tour Boat!

May 25, 2015 by Wilfred Joseph

Tour Peconic Bay Harbor in Greenport's Solar-Powered GloryTour Peconic Bay Harbor in Glory … Greenport’s own, fume-free, virtually silent, environmentally-friendly, solar-powered, electric Fantail launch named Glory, that is!
Glory is a 1990 reproduction of a 30 foot Fantail launch, a style of craft popularized during the late 1800’s as advances in steam, gasoline, naptha, and electric-power allowed for the creation of small power boats. Originally built by the ELCO company, Fantail launches were quite popular with both the public and luminaries of the time like J.P. Morgan, and the Tsar of Russia.
Greenport’s Glory was converted to solar power in 2009, with solar cells on the roof at the dock charging Glory’s batteries and effectively eliminating the power boat’s carbon footprint. Glory is the only boat you can tour Peconic Bay Harbor in that produces zero emissions – in fact, it’s the only environmentally-friendly tour boat operating in New York state, period!
This environmentally-friendly approach to powering the boat has some obvious long-term pluses – but don’t forget the short-term ones, either: a small, electric ship like Glory produces little noise and virtually no fumes, meaning that touring onboard her is similar to gliding around in a quiet canoe – except that there’s room for you and 13 of your friends on Glory!
Tour Peconic Bay Harbor aboard Glory with its classic lines trimmed in elegant mahogany and gold, and you’ll enter a bygone era as it glides silently and gently along all the little nooks and crannies of this famous and historic bay.
Glory offers four different, 45 minute cruises of Peconic Bay Harbor, from Memorial Day through the end of September, weather and traffic dependent – but every tour aboard Glory offers a unique and enjoyable time, so don’t be too disappointed if the cruise you’d hoped for isn’t available.

Tour Peconic Bay Harbor in Glory

Tour Peconic Bay Harbor in Greenport's Solar-Powered GloryMemorial Day to July 3
(Fri/Sat/Sun) 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30
July 4 to Labor Day
(Mon-Sat) 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30
(Sun) 12:00, 4:30
Labor Day to Columbus Day
(Sat/Sun) 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30
Glory Tour Peconic Bay Harbor
Preston’s Dock – foot of Main Street, Greenport, NY

Peconic Bay Harbor Tour Lodging
Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast is a proud to be part of the community on Long Island’s North Fork in historic Greenport Vilage. Our Long Island Wine Country B&B offers boutique hotel accommodations, award winning gourmet breakfasts, and a wide range of spa services. Consider us your home away from home during your Greenport getaway!