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    Newport Mansions Tour

    Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island, on this day trip that includes both a guided tour and free time. Explore The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family. See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College on a narrated city tour. Then spend the afternoon exploring more of this quaint and historic city on your own. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate, interactive experience. After pickup from your central Boston hotel in a minibus, enjoy a morning snack during the 1.5-hour drive to Newport, Rhode Island. Listen to your informative guide provide historical commentary about Newport, which has been called 'America's First Resort'; feel free to ask questions in the relaxed company of your small group. Arrive at The Breakers, the elegant summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his family, to explore for 2-hours. Tour the remarkable mansion, which covers a full acre of the 13-acre (5.2-hectare) oceanfront estate. It's one of many local mansions that served as getaways for America's rich and famous during the 20th century. During this time, you may take part in a 1.5-hour self-guided audio tour (available in 9 languages). Directly behind The Breakers, take in gorgeous ocean views at the Newport Cliff Walk for great photo opportunities. After, embark on a 1-hour narrated city tour of Newport sights. See St Mary's Parish, where President John F Kennedy wed Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. Drive by Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the US, and see Fort Adams and the Naval War College. Learn why Newport is considered a sailing mecca and admire lovely waterfront vistas from Ocean Drive. Finish your guided city tour at the Newport Visitors Center, where you can plan out your 3.5 hours of free time. Public transportation makes it easy to get around the city from this location. Use your free time to visit another Newport mansion of your choice, you may choose to see the International Tennis Hall of Fame (at a discounted price) orr take a lunchtime cruise, dine on the oceanfront and browse the shops on the city's boardwalk (all at own expense). Take advantage of the guidebook and discount card included with your tour during your free time in Newport. In the late afternoon, you will meet back at the Newport Visitors Center for the drive back to Boston.
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    Newport Mansions Tour

    8 N Market St, Boston

    • Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island on this day trip
    • Navigate through The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family
    • See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College
    • Enjoy both a narrated city tour and free time to check out more of this quaint and historic city on your own
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    Dinner Cruise

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    As you are boarding, the ship's photographer records the moment for your entire party. The Captain and crew greet you as you step onto the ship. Step inside your deck, the hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide for yourself how to pace your service. Serving begins. From each of her three climate-controlled dining decks to the Observation deck, Boston Dinner Cruise offers a singularly unique setting that begs to be explored. Understated art-deco accents. Enticing dance floors. And a distinctive atmosphere reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise. Enjoy live entertainment for boarding and food service paired with an entertaining DJ that will get you up and dancing after their meal. Return, hours later. Relaxed. Refreshed. As you depart, you'll find your Souvenir photo ready for purchase. Classic Dinner Menu (subject to change) FRESH SALADS Organic Mixed Field Green Salad Organic Spinach and Kale Salad Mediterranean Couscous and Chickpea Salad MAIN COURSE Roast Salmon & Tilapia Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Twice Cooked Beef Short Ribs Baked Ziti Roast Broccoli DESSERTS Mini Pastries Cookies Brownies Seasonal Fruit
    Dinner Cruise

    Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Enjoy a three hour dinner cruise out into Boston Harbor for a relaxing meal
    • Listen to the waves as you enjoy fine dining, delicious wine, and plenty of entertainment
    • Dance to a live DJ and explore the unique and understated aspects of the boat
    • Return relaxed and refreshed with an option to buy a souvenir photo ready for purchase
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    Codzilla: Thrill Boat Ride

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    Codzilla has arrived. And Boston Harbor will never be the same. Now there are more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean at up to 40 miles per an hour. But don't worry. A ride on Codzilla is as entertaining as it is thrilling. The wind roars. The music blares. And the waves will splash as the crew recounts the legendary tale of how Codzilla came to Boston. This wet and wild ride is 40 minutes of full blast, sensational fun for the entire family.
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    Codzilla: Thrill Boat Ride

    Long Wharf, Boston

    • Move through the water at up to 40 miles an hour on a thrilling and entertaining boat ride
    • Enjoy the thrills and laughs while out on Boston Harbor aboard a ship named Codzilla
    • Experience what it's like to ride on a 2800 horsepower vessel for 40 full minutes
    • Prepare for a wet ride that mixes relaxation and enjoyment
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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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    Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    Stand-up paddle boarding is the closest that man has ever gotten to walking on water. In this intro class, you'll learn how to do it yourself (not walk on water, but stand-up paddle board), and everything else you need to get started in this exciting sport. Also, stand-up paddle boarding is a great way to stay fit. With Wilderness Experiences, you will learn the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and turning techniques, as well as how to choose the right board to use. This is a wonderful activity for lakes, rivers, and the ocean. It's your moment to begin your stand-up paddle boarding adventure in a safe and enjoyable way... seize it!
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    Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    121 West St, Springfield

    • Learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddle boarding
    • Practice the proper stances for optimal balance and control
    • Gain knowledge on essential paddle strokes and turning techniques
    • No experience necessary
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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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    Cape Cod Summer Day Trip

    Your New England summer sightseeing tour begins aboard a luxury coach for a comfortable drive south to Cape Cod. This sandy peninsula -- a common retreat for New Englanders -- is lined with 400 miles (644 km) of pristine shoreline dotted with cottages, sailboats and quaint fishing villages. Stop in Hyannis Port to visit the John F Kennedy memorial. This small residential village is home to the Kennedy Compound and other Kennedy family residences included in the National Register of Historic Places. Next, hop on a boat for a relaxing, fully narrated sightseeing cruise along the Cape Cod Canal, offering the best possible view of the Kennedy Compound. Learn about the waterfront as you soak up the relaxing New England atmosphere and admire lighthouses scattered along the coast. Spend the rest of your day sightseeing and shopping in quaint seaside villages along the Cape. Grab lunch (own expense) at one of the many eateries - the Cape offers some of the freshest seafood imaginable, especially lobster. At the end of the day, relax on your drive back to Boston.
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    Cape Cod Summer Day Trip

    Downtown Boston, Boston

    • See sparkling beaches, lighthouses, and fishing villages on a day tour from Boston to Cape Cod
    • Begin your trip with a morning pickup from your downtown Boston hotel for extra convenience
    • Hop on a boat for a relaxing, fully narrated sightseeing cruise along the Cape Cod Canal
    • End with sightseeing and shopping in quaint seaside villages along the Cape before grabbing lunch
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    Newport RI Day Trip

    Does the placid New England feel ever creep into the back of your mind? Satisfy it with a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island. The trip includes round trip transportation from your Boston hotel to Newport, an hour narrated tour of the town, and a Newport gift bag. While in Newport, you'll enjoy a succulent tour of The Breakers, which is the 13 acre oceanfront Vanderbilt estate. See other fascinating landmarks such as America's oldest existing synagogue and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The nautical feel will give you full understanding of why Newport is called the "sailing capital of the world!" Come take in the beautiful sights on a breezy day during this day-long excursion.
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    Newport RI Day Trip

    Boston Common, Boston

    • Enjoy round trip transportation from Boston for a comfortable day trip to Newport, Rhode Island
    • Uncover a place often called "America's first resort,"which is home to the famous Newport mansions
    • Tour The Breakers, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and see a variety of other fascinating landmarks
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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 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.

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    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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