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Aug 4

Summertime Fun on Boston Harbor!

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Posted by the Mass Office of Travel and Tourism

There’s no better time to be on the water than during the summer months, especially with the sort of weather we’ve seen this year!

So, today on MassFinds, we’ve decided dive into all the summer fun that Boston Harbor has to offer — whether you’re looking for wind-in-your-hair excitement, or to sit back and enjoy the ride, the Harbor has something for everyone.

Codzilla

One of the more exciting ways to experience Boston Harbor, and for good reason, is Boston’s Codzilla. Boasting seventy feet of waterborne aluminum, Codzilla whips more than 100 people across the Harbor at 40-miles per hour with music blaring and sea spraying.

For all its speed, Codzilla is also a nimble navigator, capable of 360-degree turns and stopping on a dime. You can learn a little more about what the ride is like aboard Codzilla here. You can view the schedule here and buy tickets here.

Codzilla

Boston Lobster Tours

Hurtling around the harbor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, which is why Boston Lobster Tours is another popular choice. The “Fourcast,” an authentic downeast lobster boat, will carry you around Boston Harbor as Captain Carli narrates some background about the surrounding historic scenery. Boston Lobster Tours make a great family outing, too, since Captain Carli reels in his traps with crabs, starfish, sea urchins, lobsters and other sea critters during the ride. For rates and reservations, click here.

Boston Lobster Tours

Boston Lobster Tours via Facebook

Mini Speedboat Tours

If you’re the sort of person who would rather put the throttle down yourself and zip around, rather than sit in someone else’s boat, Boston Mini Speedboat tours is right up your alley. On this tour, you get to captain your own speedboat as you take in Boston’s scenic skyline and myriad historical sites. No experience or boat license is required for folks, who will receive all the instruction they’ll need from trained staff. Click here for rates and tour schedules and here for directions.

Boston Harbor

Classic Harbor Line Boston

For those looking to adventure out onto the harbor for breathtaking views aboard a comfortable, elegant vessel, look to Classic Harbor Line’s Adirondack III. Built for up to 41 guests, this 80-foot long, 1890s style, all-wooden schooner offers three different trips, each with an accompanying experience: a day sail, a sunset sail, and a city lights sail. For more information, including a ticketing and a detailed calendar, click here.

Classic Harbor Line Boston

Adirondack III via Facebook.

Community Boating

For a more educational experience that keeps you coming back to the water, check out the various programs offered by Community Boating. Sailing classes for children, high school students and adults are available for different levels of expertise, as are individual lessons with instructors. Registration for the programs is separated by age and expertise on the Community Boating website. For hours and directions, click here.

Sailing

If you’re making a trip into Boston for the day, there’s no shortage of places to grab a bite. If you’re planning to stay the night, there are spots to rest your head.

What’s your favorite way to see Boston Harbor? Tell us below in the comments!

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  • MeggieC

    Thanks for useful info! Friends are visiting in September, and we’re trying to figure out the best activities to take in while at a good value.

    • MassVacation

      Awesome! Glad it was helpful. If you or they have any questions or want advice, just let us know.

  • Janice Paulsen

    And dont forget the Walk to the Sea, which starts at the State House and ends at Harborwalk. If you like long walks (I do) this is a must!

    • MassVacation

      That’s a great suggestion, Janice! A walk by the water is always nice.

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