4th Annual 'Naked' Polar Bear Cruise To Raise Funds For Wildlife Conservation

Environmental IssuesConservationEndangered SpeciesNatural ResourcesHudson RiverKelly Gray

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on Saturday, February 25th to host the fourth annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frosty ride while they raise money to help WCS save wildlife and wild places around the globe. 

Those brave enough to withstand the chilly cruise of the New York Harbor are encouraged to seek individual sponsors who will donate for each minute spent on deck.

The man and the woman who spend the longest time shivering on deck will have the change to win four Total Experience Tickets to WCS’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. Soft shell fleeces from Weatherproof will also be awarded.

There will be an inside area where participants can bundle up and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate. 

Participating passengers ride for free.  Spectator tickets can be purchased for $20 at the Pier 83 box office (42nd Street and the Hudson River) by calling 212-563-3200 or online at www.CircleLine42.com. Sponsorship forms are also available online.

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