Venue Details

Yacht Beacon
Ferry Terminal 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 119 members
Review from Jeremy Ryan
Red Velvet 53 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 16 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara Faso-Pacific
Red Velvet 32 events 12 reviews

We had a wonderful time. Terrific classic style boat with personable and knowledgeable crew. Great beverage service, calm seas, and perfect weather, unbelievable up close views of Boston Harbor and islands....been on several other tours with...continued

reviewed Jun 11 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Lin Blank Bell
Red Velvet 29 events 11 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 30 2014 report as inappropriate
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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.

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