Boston Harbor Island Cruise: History, Mysteries and More
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The last date listed for Boston Harbor Island Cruise was Sunday September 21, 2014 / 3:45pm.
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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Featured review from Lin Blank BellRed Velvet
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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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Beautiful trip, the crew (Ruthie and (?) Brannon) were friendly and informative, and the boat is a very nicely done reproduction of a classic yacht. The weather was perfect, and the Harbor Islands and inner harbor are fun and interesting. ...continued
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.