Venue Details

4 Star Starred
Yacht Beacon
Ferry Terminal 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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The weather was very nice. I wore fleece and windbreaker.
Romantic Sunset Sail Aboard Yacht Beacon dress Aug 25 2014 star this tip starred
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We parked at the International Parking Garage for $10! It was located right across the street from Rowes Wharf. Then we had dinner at Legals Test Kitchen, a very walkable distance, and the meal was supberb as was the service! Highly recommend!
Boston Harbor Island Cruise info Aug 18 2014 star this tip starred

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23 ratings
4.8 average rating
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 30 2014

Wonderful narrated tour heading all the way to the South Shore and back including Charlestown with Old Ironsides -- such a treat to see it all from the water! Size of the Beacon is nice and intimate for a perfect experience.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 31 2014

It was a beautiful day and the captain was very informative and her mate was helpful. I will definitely look into other cruises in the future

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0 stars
attended Sep 18 2014

Great cruise. Excellent crew, sites and beer

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Highlights on this 2-hour cruise:

  • A pass by Fort Independence, taking in views of Boston’s Seaport District along the way.
  • See Spectacle Island and hear how she has been transformed from Ice Age to the Big Dig of Boston.
  • Cruise by Long Island and see Long Island Head Light, a decommissioned lighthouse, but one of our nation’s first cast iron lighthouses.
  • Check out the mysterious sunken island known as Nixes Mate.
  • Also, on this two-hour cruise, you’ll see Fort Warren on George’s Island and hear about the mysterious woman in black.
  • Other islands that will be seen on this trip are: Lovell’s Island that is famous for many shipwrecks, Gallops Island, Deer Island where Boston’s water treatment facility is stationed, and Rainsford Island.
  • In the distance, you may be able to see Graves Lighthouse and Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse in America.

Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and sparkling wine) are available for purchase ($5), while soda and water are complimentary. You may bring food aboard, please consider bringing a small packed picnic with you.

Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. We recommend light layers and flat shoes.

The Beacon is not ADA-compliant.

About the Ticket Supplier: Classic Harbor Line LLC - Boston

Built in 1994 in the Scarano Boat Building of Albany, New York, the Schooner Adirondack is an 80-foot wooden replica of a classic turn-of-the-century pilot schooner.