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Fun at 4 Knots | ‘Pedal Cruise Connecticut’ ready to launch in Milford

Pedal Cruise Connecticut is "a pleasure boat and it’s a party boat," where guests propel the boat with bike pedals.

MILFORD, Conn. — It’s tough to miss the Tiffany-blue boat now docked in the Milford Harbor. Pedal Cruise Connecticut is the latest attraction from the team that brought the Elm City Party Bike to the area a few years ago.

The Pedal Cruise is a 35-foot-long pontoon boat with a twist – while it does have an engine, it’s mostly propelled by the passengers via bike pedals that surround the center of the cabin.

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Rob Paul is one of the boat captains of the Pedal Cruise and a co-owner of the operation.

“It’s a pleasure boat and it’s a party boat,” Paul said. “The boat actually started in Florida, we brought it up to Connecticut. We saw a need here in Connecticut for something new and this fit the bill. There’s nothing on the water anywhere in Connecticut that does anything like this.”

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Christian Bruckhart, a New Haven Police officer by day, also serves as a deckhand and a part-owner of the pedal cruise.

“How often are you with 20 friends and hanging out and having a good time and being on the water? I think it combines what a lot of what the state of Connecticut has to offer,” Bruckhart said.

The boat has a 26-passenger capacity and opens for trips on June 1.

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“It doesn’t get any more New England than this," Paul added. "You have sailboats on our port side and beautiful houses in front of us, it’s just a great scenic view.”

Prices for the two-hour Pedal Boat cruises start at $45 per person. To learn more, click here.

Jimmy Altman is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at jaltman@fox61.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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