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10 Star Starred
Yacht Beacon
Ferry Terminal 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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No snacks on board but they do serve beer and wine.
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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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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 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 07 2015

I needed to reschedule my cruise to Jun 14 and was able to do so without any issue. Susan a very kind, helpful and welcoming agent re-booked the trip. She was very gracious and offered information about the area as well. Although the day was...

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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.