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    Sunset Sail (Sun to Fri)

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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 (Sun to Fri)

    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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    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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    Boston Harbor Sail (Liberty Clipper)

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    Set sail for the Boston Harbor on Liberty Clipper, a magnificent schooner! On your Boston sail, you'll see the sights in Boston Harbor and everything the ship has to offer. The crew will invite you to help hoist the sails and even to take a turn at the helm. There will also be a bar stocked with soda, water, Sam Adams on draft, mixed drinks, wine, and snacks. Take the wheel, set the sails, or just sit back and enjoy the sights and beauty of the Boston Harbor and her islands! The choice is yours!
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    Boston Harbor Sail (Liberty Clipper)

    67 Long Wharf, Boston

    • Set sail into the Boston Harbor on the magnificent schooner known as Liberty Clipper
    • Enjoy the beautiful views of the harbor and have fun interacting with the knowledgeable crew
    • Partake in delicious refreshments and a bar stocked with your favorite drinks
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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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    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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    Nantucket Whale Watch

    Looking for a nautical narrative in Nantucket? Treat yourself to some ocean "tales" with this full-day whale-watching cruise! You'll be headed out to sea for six hours aboard a 35-passenger vessel helmed by a professional staff that includes an on-board naturalist. During your time on the water, you'll learn to spot signs of activity and are guaranteed to spot whales. The Atlantic waters off-shore of Nantucket are known to be home to a variety of whale species, including humpback, finback, and minke, as well as basking sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of seabirds. Cruise over waves, enjoy the ocean breeze, and expand your mind. A little rest and relaxation is always good for your whale-being!
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    Nantucket Whale Watch

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • Explore the ocean waters off the coast of Nantucket during a 6-hour whale-watching cruise
    • Spot humpback, finback, and minke whales, plus other Atlantic marine life
    • Learn all about the sea creatures from an on-board naturalist
    • Enjoy a relaxing seaside adventure that will educate and inspire
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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!
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    Whale Watching Tour

    63 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?
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    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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    Whaling History Tour

    Feeling a little landlocked in Nantucket? Head out to sea and enjoy a few whale "tails" during this historical adventure with Shearwater Excursions! Over the course of an hour-long tour, you'll enjoy the comforts of an intimate, 23-passenger vessel helmed by a professionally-trained crew that know how to have a good time. As you enjoy the ocean breeze in your hair, you'll learn about the local history, including stories from Nantucket's whaling era, plus check out historic landmarks left over from that time. Included in the stories you'll hear are those about the famed whaleship Essex, sunk in 1820 by a massive sperm whale, and the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick. It should be a whopper!
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    Whaling History Tour

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • Head out sea for an hour-long tour and learn about Nantucket's whaling history
    • Learn about the island's past through stories told by a professionally-trained crew
    • Check out landmarks along the coast left over from the whaling era
    • Enjoy the thrills of riding aboard a small ocean vessel as you plunge over rolling waves
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