116 Massachusetts Bay Lines Vessels Tips
- Casual 3
- Take public transit 4
- Parking is scarce 1
- Dine before you go 3
- Pack a picnic 2
- Food and drinks for purchase 1
We took the Green line to Park St. and walked the ~13 min or so to Rowes Wharf. You can also take the T to the Blue line and get off at the Aquarium stop and Rowes Wharf is about a 5 min walk.
The weather was partly cloudy, breezy. I wore Nice tank top, jeans, tennis shoes (it was supposed to rain, but it didn't). There was a nice breeze, but it wasn't cold at all - granted we went at the beginning of August on a hot day. Others wore dresses, shorts/button up shirts, or jeans and t-shirts. Lots of variation in how folks dressed which was great..
There is a parking garage close by, but ibe aware it costs $39, even on weekends. You could find parking at half the price if you are willing to walk a bit.
The weather was sunny after the first 10 minutes; near the mouth of the harbor, it was definitely a little chilly.. I wore a T-shirt & brought a sweatshirt, which I almost put on -but once we headed away from the mouth of the harbor, it was warm again..
Catch the boat at Rowe's Wharf, Gate C, but first go into the Massachusetts Bay Lines office to get your passes.
Get there early. If you are not in the front row for the show, it can be hard to see.
Parking is about 10 dollars cheaper at the lots across Atlantic Ave (rather than right at Rowes Wharf). We parked at $225 Franklin Street, which was $8. I think there is even a closer one for $10. Rowes Wharf would have been $18.
Definitely take the T if you can. We got off at Downtown Crossing and walked from there, only about 15 min. also s good idea to eat a meal first. Only snacks on the boat.
The weather was Very nice weather but tends to get windy. . I wore Jeans and a blouse/sweater.
Bathroom on the boat has no lights
We took the MBTA