Tour #22: Mayport Navy Base Tour

Wednesday, June 24, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tour Price: $25 

Take a 20-mile ride to the east of downtown to the Atlantic Ocean to visit Naval Station Mayport, the second largest Naval Base on the east coast after Norfolk, VA. Mayport is the home of over 30 of the Navy’s newest and most advanced fighting ships. Of particular note is the USS New York which was built in part from salvaged metal from the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. It is home to the Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ships. Which ships we get to see will depend on ships schedules. Helicopter squadrons and other aircraft make their home along the runway. Mayport is also home to the Navy Firefighting school. We may see black smoke billowing up from a concrete building across from the ship basin, as sailors sharpen their firefighting skills. Your tour guide is a local TCA member, retired Navy veteran, and knowledgeable historian.

NOTE: All persons visiting this facility must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder. Before boarding the bus you must present a valid Driver's License, Green Card, Federal ID, or Passport. Minor children must be accompanied by a qualified adult, and it is recommended that a copy of each child's birth certificate be available.

This tour is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on the wait-list for this tour, please contact Maria Penry at the National Business Office at (717) 687-8623 ext. 113 or by email Be sure to let her know how many tickets you would like if there are any cancellations. Wait-list requests will be processed in the sequence the requests are received. In the event of a cancellation, Maria will contact you before this tour is added to your regsitration.

One-way Driving time: 20 minutes.

Tour includes: Round-trip motorcoach transportation, water and snacks.

Special Wear: None

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