Tour the Block Island Wind Farm



Block Island Wind Farm photo (c) John Supancic.

Block Island Wind Farm photo © John Supancic.

Deepwater Wind has completed construction of the nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island, and the blades are set to begin turning in October. Join us in Newport for a guided tour of the wind farm aboard a high-speed ferry October 14 and hear experts involved in planning, siting, and permitting the wind farm describe how Rhode Island came to be the first U.S. state to develop offshore wind resources.


Tickets for this boat trip are $40. Click this link to register for the “Wind Farm Boat Tour,” scheduled for Friday, October 14, from 1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Feel free to call 401-874-2170 with any questions regarding this registration process.


This event is part of a nationwide gathering of Sea Grant programs in Newport for a conference celebrating the program’s 50th anniversary. Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell was one of the founding fathers of the National Sea Grant College Program and hosted the first Sea Grant conference in Newport in 1965.


Ava Pearl, Block Island High Speed FerryPayment must be received on or before Friday, October 7, 2016. Payments are nonrefundable, unless the trip is canceled by the host.

Plan to arrive at the boat no later than 1:45 p.m.

Recommended parking: Gateway Visitor Center at $2.00 first half hour, and then $1.50 for each additional half hour. Estimated charge is $12 – $14 for the duration.

Contact Monica Allard Cox at with questions.