Over her 125 years,Christeen served not only as an oyster dredge but also as a cargo carrier and live-aboard between Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
After surviving 16 major hurricanes, numerous nor’easters, two sinkings and severe neglect, Christeen was returned home to Oyster Bay in 1992. A dedicated group of volunteers worked tirelessly on the restoration of Christeen — working along side a full-time shipwright and raising more than $300,000. Christeen was completely restored and launched in 1999.
Christeen‘s new mission is to serve as a floating classroom. Her Coast Guard Certified Captains and experienced crew educate up to 24 passengers about maritime history, marine science, coastal ecology, the oyster industry and aquaculture.
If you would like to have a hands-on, personal experience aboard Christeen, see below for information about Harbor Tours, Sunset Sails, and Marine Education Sails. For a very special experience, you may book a Private Charter.
Cancellation Policy for all Public Sails and Private Charters
- If the customer cancels more than two weeks in advance, they will receive a full refund.
- If the customer cancels between four and fourteen days in advance, no refund is issued, but the customer may reschedule without penalty.
- If the customer cancels within three days, they may not receive a refund or the opportunity to reschedule.