Photograph: Kim PhillipsHarbor seal
Photograph: Don RiepeHarbor seal
Photograph: Steve NanzBufflehead
Photograph: Steve NanzHarbor seal
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.