Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 11:28

City Island Images is proud to announce walking tours of City Island and surrounding areas.

Our small tour groups will meet @ the last stop on the #6 SUBWAY, Pelham Bay Station. We will then take the #29 Bus to City Island, where we will begin our journey. Depending on the tour and dates, our stops will include Pelham Cemetery, City Island Historical Society/Museum, The Old Schoolhouse, PS 175, Yacht Clubs, Restaurants, Galleries, Shoppes, Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. We will finish at the end of City Island Avenue and return to Pelham Bay Station #6 SUBWAY.

City Island, NY is a neighborhood that time seems to have forgotten. This quirky New York town has been likened to a New England fishing village. Return to another time and explore the rich nautical and revolutionary history of this charming town. The community was once a major boat building and yachting center with four Yacht Clubs and also played a part in early Bronx movie-making.

Depending on the length of our walking tours, these delightful walkabouts include and not limited to:

The Sea Captain's House, Restaurants, Yacht Clubs, Shops; Trading Site for Early Settlers and Native Americans;
City Island Museum, Bartow-Pell Mansion, Split Rock Golf Course, Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach;

City Island has to be one of the "coolest" and “best-kept secrets” of New York City. It is where many flock for fresh and deliciously prepared seafood, outdoor activities like boating, fishing, swimming, galleries, and antique shops. City Island is also on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of “101 Islands We Love”.

Contact: Tour prices, times, and scheduled journeys are offered in several languages.

Q: What is not included?
Although we may stop for food and refreshments along the way, they are not included in the price of your tour.

Q: Do I have to purchase tickets in advance and pay cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance by money order and can also be purchased in person on a first-come basis in cash.

Q: What is the maximum number of participants?
There is a maximum of 20 people per tour.

Q: How much walking is involved?
We will walk for a couple of hours depending on the tour and it will occur at a leisurely pace. The shortest tour is about a mile long and the longest is a couple of miles. One to four hours depending on your chosen tour.

Q: How many tours are there?
There are three different and separate tours.
1) City Island - $20.00
2) City Island, Pelham Park, and Orchard Beach - $30.00
3) City Island, Pelham Park Orchard Beach, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Split Rock Golf Course - $40.00

Q: What happens during times of inclement weather?
Tours go out rain or shine. We are in and out of many shops throughout the tour, so dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions.

Q: May I bring my pet on the tour?
Due to the various food establishments, we may visit along the way, pets of any kind are not allowed.
Are children and strollers allowed on the tour?
Yes, the “Walkabouts” are family-friendly and are conducted at a leisurely pace.

Q: Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, wheelchairs are not recommended on the tour due to narrow sidewalks, traffic, and seasonal weather conditions.

Q: Are gift certificates available?
Yes. To inquire about a gift certificate, please email or mail in your request, along with your contact information. PO Box 147 City Island, New York # 10464

Q; How can I book a private tour in English, Spanish, Mandarin...etc.
If you are interested in booking a specialized private tour, please note the various contact methods. - 212 300 7492 - 718 885 1607 - 212 991 8765 914 - - New York City and a National Landmark, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is home to one of the most beautifully situated historic houses in the entire city. The Mansion is an NYC landmark. Originally the Robert and Marie Lorillard Bartow House, this residence and estate date back to 1654. - This beach is part of the area and it's considered an engineering marvel. Covering a mile and 115 acres, it was originally conceived as the "Riviera of New York," and its promise is carried out in its promenade lined with shops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and two dozen sports courts. Pelham Bay Park is located in the northeast corner of the New York City borough of The Bronx and extending partially into Westchester County, is at 2766 acre the largest public park in New York City. - City Island is a small, charming island, which is the northeasternmost point of NYC. The island is approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long by .5 mi (1km) wide. At one time it was part of Westchester County, it is now part of NYC in The Bronx. The island population is around 5020. Its land area is 1.023 km² (0.395 sq mi, or 252.835 acres. – City Island Images is a 24/7 Online news and information publishing service.