Keep an eye out for loons, sandpipers and great cormorants on this boat tour through Erie Basin and Buttermilk Channel. You’ll also pass the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and circle Hoffman and Swinburne islands, which are popular sunning spots for seals. And don’t forget your thermal underwear—it’s hella cold out on the water.
Winter Seals and Waterbirds of New York Harbor
Photograph: Kim Phillips Harbor seal
Photograph: Don Riepe Harbor seal
Photograph: Steve Nanz Bufflehead
Photograph: Steve Nanz Harbor seal