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14 Star Starred
Yacht Beacon
Ferry Terminal 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
No snacks on board but they do serve beer and wine.
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3 stars
The weather was sunny and humid. I wore a short sleeves polo shirt but the day weather was in the 80s with high humidity. I suggest taking a wind proof jacket or a heavy sweater just in case. Although you can sit inside on the boat..
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Boston Harbor Island Cruise
113 ratings
4.8 average rating
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9 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 15 2014

I want to first of say that the Captain and Crew were very nice, and very friendly and hospitable. That being said, we were a little disappointed by this cruise. There are many different harbor cruises offered in Boston. This one claims to focus...

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 16 2015

As always, this boat company makes the experience both fun and relaxing. The staff could not be friendlier and the boat is perfect for seeing the islands. And the guided tour was the best I have ever heard. Each time we have come back, it's always...continued

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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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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.