Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club Team up to Benefit WCS

  • Participants of the “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise to raise funds for every minute spent outside in the cold
  • Saturday, February 26

New York, NY- January 21, 2011- Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on Saturday, February 26, 2011 to host the third 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.  


Saturday, February 26, 2010. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Boarding begins at 10:30 a.m. at Pier 83
(West 42nd St. on the Hudson River).

“Naked” Polar Bear Cruise.  
Participants will brave the cold in their bathing suits for the cruise.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Coney Island Polar Bear Club
Wildlife Conservation Society.
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. 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 Sponsorship forms are also available online.


  • Members of the media are encouraged to arrive by 10:15 am
  • Media who wish to attend the event should contact Max Pulsinelli 718-220-5182 or Sophie Bass 212-439-6527.

Max Pulsinelli: (o) 718-220-5182;
Sophie Bass: (o) 212-439-6527;
Steve Fairchild: (o) 718-220-5189;

The Wildlife Conservation Society
saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on earth. undefined

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