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Cityside Harbor Shuttle

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Address: 1 Pier, 6 Eighth Street, Boston, MA 02129
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+1 617-922-8475
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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The shuttles are coming to a dock near you! Check out the newest way to...

The shuttles are coming to a dock near you! Check out the newest way to dock-to-dock hop on Boston Harbor….You can hop on or off whenever a shuttle has arrived, and don’t worry if you miss one. There are vessels in constant rotation both ways between the 6 docks (Tavern on the Water, Fairmont Battery Wharf, The Barking Crab, Atlantic Wharf, Fan Pier and Liberty Wharf), and there’s always another one on its way—be it the Precious Time, the Sadie or the pirate-themed, salty White Pearl. So, sit back and relax as your “Designated Captain” navigates you through the Cityside water ways!

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Not Your Usual City Taxi

For a few dollars, one can go from the Old Navy yard of Chalestown to downtown Boston and back in a matter of minutes and NO hailing a taxi. One jumps on the boat and it travels... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2015
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Brooklyn, Iowa
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

For a few dollars, one can go from the Old Navy yard of Chalestown to downtown Boston and back in a matter of minutes and NO hailing a taxi. One jumps on the boat and it travels in the Boston harbor which gives one an excellent view of the Boston skyline as well as picturing the Old Boston when the... More 

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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Captain Don took my friends and I on a bachelor party around the harbor. Don was awesome, amiable, and very accommodating. He even went back to a bar to pick up a friend that had gotten lost along the way. Over the course of the three hours between 5 bars, we had a great time and a really good experience.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Take the Ferry from Hingham Shipyard to Boston. It's a great way to see the harbor and the city from the water. It beats crowded trains and buses. You can even have a drink on board.

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Staying in Charlestown

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Charlestown
Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit. Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge from the North End or take the scenic water locks to Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll down cute Main street, wandering up the windy residential streets to Monument Square, where you can learn about the city’s history along with a great view of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.
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