Venue Details

7 Star Starred
Yacht Beacon
Ferry Terminal 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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Barb Faso Red Velvet
Steps away at Rowes Wharf you can purchase food and beverages at the outside cafe. A little pricey, but the view is priceless. And added bonus....go at 6:00 p.m. weeknights and there are free harborside concerts and entertainment at Rowes Warf...a great take...combine it with your "Beacon" cruise for a fun filled trip!
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Complimentary soft drinks and I believe beer and wine for $5 on board. Restaurants at hotel and in area expensive. We found Sorelle, a nice bakery and cafe a short walk away on Congress St.
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4.8 average rating
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8 events
7 reviews
14 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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Karen Red Velvet
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 10 2015

wonderful,one of the nicest cruises

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9 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 03 2015

We chose early June thinking it would be warm but not too hot in Boston. It turned out to be very cool and breezy. We had worn jackets but very much appreciated the blankets they offered us on board. No one else showed up for the scheduled trip so...continued

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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.