USCGC EAGLE Tour FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I wear to the ships?
Visitors should plan on wearing comfortable clothing. Remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses if it is going to be sunny. A ship is an industrial environment, so avoid high-heels and other footwear that would make it difficult to ascend/descend stairs.

Do I need photo ID to visit the ship?

No; However all adults and children of age who possess a federal or state issued identification are encouraged to bring such identification with them.

When can I visit the ship?
Ship Tours will be held per CMHF schedule

Visitors are encouraged to come early.
Visitors are reminded that lines to visit the ship may be closed prior to scheduled visiting hours so that the last people in line have the opportunity to complete their tour in conjunction with the end of visiting hours.

How do we get onboard the ship?
Visitors must go through a security check prior to accessing the ship. The security check is similar to what is present at most airports and consists of a walk-through metal detector and/or wand scan.

Once screened, visitors will be grouped into sections of approximately 15-20 and will be escorted around the ship via ship Sailors acting as tour guides. For safety and security purposes, it is anticipated that no more than approximately 60 visitors grouped into such sections will be allowed onboard at any given time. The patience and understanding of all visitors is greatly appreciated.

* We do not plan on having a security checkpoint and do not require one. Is one going to be in place for the event?


Is there an age requirement to visit the ship?
There is no age requirement to tour the ship. However, there are steep ladders (stairs) to climb and uneven surfaces to traverse during a ship tour, and thus, tours may not be appropriate for small children and may be difficult for parents carrying young children.

Are strollers allowed on the ship?
Strollers or baby carriages are permitted on the pier, but are not allowed on the ship.

Is the ship handicapped accessible?
The ship is not handicapped accessible. However, the pier facilities at City Pier, including exhibit, observation, refreshment, and restroom areas are handicapped accessible.

Are there any physical requirements to visit the ship?
There are steep ladders (stairways) to climb. Ship tours may not be appropriate for individuals with heart conditions, breathing difficulties, or other medical conditions impacting their ability to navigate such challenges.

What items are allowed on the ship?
Small hand-carried items such as handbags, clear bottles of water, small cameras or diaper bags are permitted.

What items are not allowed on the ship?
The following are not permitted: banners, posters or signs of any type; mace, pepper spray, or other defensive sprays or chemicals; knives, firearms, fireworks or any explosive; illegal drugs or paraphernalia; flammable liquids or aerosol spray cans; club weapons; and animals.

May I take photographs on the ships?
Yes; photography is permitted on board the ship during the tours and is encouraged.

Is smoking allowed on the ship?
No. There is no smoking allowed onboard the ship.