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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Adirondack III via Facebook.
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.
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!