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    Sunset Sail

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    The maritime world of Boston has many great stories to offer, and on this classic sail through the Boston Harbor, as the Sun dips below the horizon, you'll get to see and hear it all. Experience the sights of the Boston Fish Pier, The Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier, Castle Island, the Donald McKay monument, the Charleston Navy Yard, and much more, on a sail aboard the Adirondack III, a classic 80 foot pilot schooner. Experience Boston like never before, on a schooner, a drink in hand, and a knowledgeable captain and crew to ask about all the stories behind some of Boston's most unforgettable sights.
    Sunset Sail

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Enjoy the historic scenery of the Boston Harbor aboard a classic 80 foot pilot schooner
    • Experience a beautiful Boston Harbor sunset on the water
    • Ask your knowledgeable staff and crew anything you'd like to know about the sights
    • Enjoy the ride, see the sights and have a drink onboard
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    Whale Watching Tour

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    Spend a day full of breathtaking beauty out on the water, hanging out with the world's largest and most amazing mammals -- whales! As soon as you board the Privateer, the newest and the most comfortable high-speed whale watching vessel in Gloucester, you will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the working waterfront, including fishing boats that have just returned from sea unloading fish, lobstermen baiting and setting their traps, and perhaps even some indigenous wildlife such as Harbor seals, Gray seals, Double-crested cormorants, and of course the ubiquitous seagulls. Enjoy a short presentation from a naturalist to familiarize you with the whales and other wildlife species you are likely to encounter on the ocean. Then, embark on your tour and seek out these majestic sea creatures at Jeffreys Ledge or the Stellwagen Bank and National Marine Sanctuary. Along the way, your friendly guide will point out the historic buildings and landmarks of Gloucester and speak regarding the maritime lore surrounding this world famous seaport. At the feeding ground, your naturalist will explain the behaviors you observe the whales engaged in, all while you snap amazing photos and gain a deeper appreciation of the true beauty of these majestic creatures!
    Whale Watching Tour

    27 Rogers St, Gloucester

    • Get the unique and special opportunity to observe endangered whale species in their natural habitat
    • Enjoy a ride on the Privateer while your guide shares some of Gloucester's maritime lore
    • Learn about the behaviors of whales from the perspective of a naturalist
    • Snap post-card worthy photos to remember your adventure for a lifetime
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    Harbor Tour and Ice Cream Cruise

    Ice cream, ahoy! Set sail and indulge your sweet tooth at the same time during this tour of Nantucket Harbor! You'll find yourself stationed about a 23-passenger vessel helmed by a professional crew that knows how to have a good time. As you cruise the harbor, they'll offer insights into Nantucket's history and culture through fun facts and anecdotes. You'll get fantastic looks at luxurious yachts at rest, sprawling mansions along the shore, and the famed Brant Point Lighthouse. This 1-hour tour is the perfect way to out on the water for some family fun ... And did we mention there's ice cream involved?
    Harbor Tour and Ice Cream Cruise

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • Explore Nantucket Harbor aboard a 23-passenger vessel with a professionally trained crew
    • Check out popular coastal sights such as mansions, the Brant Lighthouse, and luxury yachts in the water
    • Enjoy an included ice cream treat
    • Immerse yourself in the seafaring culture of Nantucket during a scenic tour on the water
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    Whale Watching Cruise

    Looking for a whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most magnificent creatures? Look no further! Here is Boston's ONLY 3-Hour Whale Watch on a high-speed catamaran. They will get you to and from the whales in half the time, which allows you more time to watch the whales. You'll visit Stellwagen Bank, the East Coast's most famous whale watching destination. Stellwagen's heavy concentration of humpback, finback, and minke whales guarantees an adventure filled with opportunities to view and learn about whales as they frolic in their natural habitat. Each Boston Whale Watching Cruise is narrated and guided by a naturalist from the noted Whale Center of New England (WCNE). The WCNE has been studying the whales of New England for more than 20 years and its members are recognized worldwide as authorities on whales. One of the whales you're likely to spot during a Boston Whale Watching Cruise is the humpback. These Northern hemisphere humpbacks reach an average length of 50 feet, and a weight of about 37 tons! Sadly, they're also among the most endangered, and its estimated that only 8 percent of their original population remains.

    With the data collected on each cruise, WCNE is able to further the understanding of whales and their world. And, their presence on board ensures that your whale watch will be an exciting and educational trip. Whale sightings on every whale watch. If you do not see a whale on your trip, you will receive a free ticket for a future Boston Whale Watching Cruise. The catamarans feature 3 outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside you will find climate controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art audio-visual, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase.

    Whale Watching Cruise

    296 State St, Boston

    • Sail out on a high speed catamaran for a three hour excursion of whale watching
    • Enjoy narration and guidance by a naturalist from a prominent authority on whales
    • See humpback, finback, and minke whales as part of your whale watching experience
    • Be on a vessel with cushioned seating and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase
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    Duck Tour

    Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the major landmarks and hear the history of the city as you tour Boston in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle. You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour!
    Duck Tour

    800 Boylston St, Boston

    • Venture into the Boston Harbor on a duck tour in an amphibious landing vehicle
    • Journey through the water and capture sights of important landmarks with historical relevance
    • Gain insight on the State House, Government Center and Newbury Street from your helpful guide
    • Enjoy breathtaking views, a refreshing breeze, and skylines for a full experience through the water
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    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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    Whether you're visiting Boston for the first time, or a long time resident looking for a quick and relaxing getaway close to home, this trip around the harbor is not only fun, but you'll even learn a few things, too! Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston's inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully narrated 90-minute tour. From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you'll be entertained and enthralled. Other highlights you'll see include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Long Wharf, Boston

    • Get out on the water for a sightseeing cruise covering all of Boston's historic locations
    • Discover the milestones of Boston's inner and outer harbors on a fully narrated 90-minute tour
    • See the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse and Harbor Islands National Park
    • Enjoy great examples of waterfront living and take plenty of photos on your sightseeing cruise
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    Sunset Paddle (Carson Beach)

    As the sun falls over Boston, your adventure is just beginning! Start with a brief kayaking and safety instruction session to ensure you feel confident out on the water. Then, enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of Carson Beach as you paddle along the beautiful Boston Skyline and catch the most stunning views of the sunset. As you take in scenic views of the beautifully reflective waters, be enlightened by interesting commentary from your expert local guides and learn unique tidbits about Boston that will take your appreciation for the city to a whole new level!
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    Sunset Paddle (Carson Beach)

    100 William J Day Blvd, Boston

    • Experience a breathtaking sunset over Carson Beach during this guided kayaking adventure
    • Start with a brief kayaking and safety instruction session to ensure you feel confident on the water
    • Enjoy a peaceful paddle as you admire the beautifully lit up Boston Skyline
    • No experience necessary
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    Guided Kayak Tour

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    Spend a day getting away from it all on a spectacular kayaking trip through the extensive estuaries and marshes of Upper Cape Cod! On this guided kayak tour, you'll experience unparalleled views of amazing wildlife as you paddle your way out to Historic Mill Creek. Your local guide will point out the stunning native Blue Herons and Osprey, as well as a wide variety of Tern and other fish feeding birdlife. Learn about the unique and complex system of plant life that exists in these creeks and marshes as you travel deeper into the estuaries and watch the grasses and flora change right before your eyes!
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    Guided Kayak Tour

    18 Jarves St, Sandwich

    • Enjoy the complex beauty of Cape Cod's wildlife as you kayak through its extensive estuaries
    • Cruise through the Historic Mill Creek in search of beautiful Osprey and Herons
    • Listen as your tour guide informs you about the changing grasses and fauna
    • Take in unparalleled views of Cape Cod and all its natural inhabitants on your journey
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    Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise on Yacht Northern Lights

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    Wake up and embark on an exciting sea voyage with a satisfying drink in hand! Start your day on the open water as you sail around the Boston Harbor while observing the fascinating and historic scenery. This 2-hour cruise on Yacht Northern Lights includes a freshly prepared gourmet buffet breakfast, included with each ticket. Drinks are available for purchase on-board by credit card only. Enjoy the sites around Boston's Inner Harbor Islands and the fall foliage. See the Boston Fish Pier, the Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier, and many more sights, firsthand! (Foliage is weather permitting, we cannot guarantee that guests will see foliage on this cruise)
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    Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise on Yacht Northern Lights

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Set out on an early and invigorating sail on the Boston Harbor
    • Experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise and the historic scenery of the Boston Harbor
    • Expect to forget the distractions of life on land within minutes of leaving the dock
    • Kick back, and enjoy seeing the historic sights of Boston with a drink in hand
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    Sunset Kayak Tour

    What can be more ethereal and calming than watching the sun set and the moon rise over a beautiful sky? Nothing, other than seeing it from the quiet, contemplative space on a kayak on the water, of course! Enjoy a paddle onto the water and see some of Mother Nature's most consistent, yet enthralling sights. Because no matter what time it is, somewhere in the world the sun is setting beautifully and the moon is rising to take its place in the sky. Don't miss out on the moment when beautiful sights look so far, yet feel so close.
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    Sunset Kayak Tour

    237 Mansfield Ave, Norton

    • Paddle out on the water and see the sun set and the moon rise on this kayak tour
    • Enjoy the serenity of a calm body of water with a sky and horizon in flux
    • Capture the astonishing sight of a sunset over glimmering waters
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