This Memorial Day Weekend Scouting units including- Packs, Troops, Crews, Posts, Clubs, Lodges, and more, are invited to schedule a guided group tour of a US NAVY Ship. Tours will be available in Manhattan and Staten Island.

PRE-ARRANGED GROUP TOURS will be escorted by ship’s personnel and last approximately 40 minutes.

Large groups will be broken into groups of 20 and spread over time on one ship.

To request a group tour, please complete the Tour Form and email to


Please keep in mind that you will be touring a working Navy ship. In order to get a full tour, guests may be required to walk up and down ladders, ramps, etc. The following information is provided for your safety during your tour.
1.All local COVID mandates will be followed.

2.Large groups will be broken into groups of 20 and spread over time on one ship.

3.Bring plenty of water or hydrating drinks.

4.Wear comfortable clothing: Polo or T-shirts with jeans or shorts. Tennis/running or flat, rubber-soled shoes. Do not wear heals, sandals or flip-flops. Do not wear necklaces that can get caught and bags that will be too heavy to comfortably carry all day. Ladies should not wear skirts as guests will be climbing ladders (Navy stairs).

5.If you are bringing a handbag or camera case, it will be searched prior to entering any ship.

6.Remember to bring sunscreen and/or sunglasses if it is going to be warm/sunny.

7.No large backpacks, pocket knives, electronic smoking devices, weapons or alcohol will be allowed aboard any U.S. Navy ship or Coast Guard Ships.

8.Electronic devices are subject to examination for functionality. All visitors will pass through a magnetometer and may be searched as necessary to determine source of metal.

9.Wheelchairs are allowed on the pier, but are not able to access U.S. Navy ships.

10.Strollers will not be allowed on any ships. Parents/guardians must be capable of carrying children up and down ladders.

11.Cameras (still and video) are permitted.

12.The U.S. Navy is not responsible for any personal articles or property lost or stolen while left unattended on the pier.

Thank you to Kim Salvo for her photos of Cub Scout Pack 422, Big Apple District aboard the USS Arlington during a Fleet Week private tour!