The Port of Stockton has announced that it will be offering free, two-hour boat tours of the Port’s facilities this summer.
“More than $1 billion of cargo crosses our docks every year, and this is a wonderful opportunity for the public to see port operations from the water,” said Richard Aschieris, Port Director. “The Port of Stockton has a rich history, and has played a key role in the economic vitality for Stockton and San Joaquin County. The Port generates over $40 million in additional revenue for the City of Stockton and is a major job provider, which has been accomplished without taxing our citizens,” Aschieris said.
The Port is coordinating the free boat tours with Opportunity Cruises, a local tour boat operator. The two-hour tours will be offered every other Saturday and every other Thursday, starting July 12 through September 11 at 10 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm.
The Port tours will be aboard the “California Sunset” and will depart from the Stockton Marina located at 445 W. Weber Avenue in Downtown Stockton.
During the tour, the history, current activities and future developments of the Port of Stockton will be presented. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Reservations are required and will open on July 1st, please visit the ‘Opportunity Cruises’ website at: www.opportunitycruises.com, or call 209-466-5987. Reservations are on a first come first basis.
About The Port of Stockton: The Port of Stockton boasts first class handling facilities and warehouse storage for both dry and liquid bulk materials, facilities and equipment to handle break-bulk and containerized cargoes by land or by sea. The Port is in an ideal position for domestic as well as national and international distribution.