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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Get a jump on the 2014 fall foliage and pre-book this popular foliage sailing tour! The 3-hour sailing trip takes place aboard a classic schooner, the 'Adirondack III, and showcases the autumnal glory of Boston Harbor Islands in the fall. As the boat's captain and crew explain the area’s rich maritime history, help yourself to an onboard lunch with drinks, and gaze out at the vibrant foliage and sights. See Long Island Head Light, discover Nixes Mate — an island lost to the sea — and admire historical garrisons such as Fort Warren, Fort Independence and more.

Highlights

  • 3-hour fall sailing tour around Boston Harbor Islands
  • Sail around Boston Harbor Islands aboard an elegant schooner, the Adirondack III
  • Learn about Boston's maritime history from the captain and crew
  • Admire Boston's famous fall foliage from the water and see the city awash with color
  • Look out for attractions such as Long Island Head Light, Fort Warren and the mysterious island of Nixes Mate
  • Enjoy a lunch of sandwiches, chips and fruit as well as water, soda and hot cider while on board

What You Can Expect

Fall Schooner Sailing Tour around Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Cruise

Head to Rowes Wharf in Boston, and board your schooner boat, Adirondack III, to cruise around the city’s waterfront and see its sights in the colorful glow of the fall. Known its vibrant foliage throughout autumn, Boston is one of the top New England destinations to see the leaves turn crisp, blanketing the area in glorious red and gold tones.

Listen to your captain and crew talk to you about the beautiful Boston Harbor Islands and their rich maritime history, and feel free to ask questions about the sights as you sail. Help yourself to a lunch of sandwiches, chips, fruit and dessert; enjoy unlimited soda and water; and perhaps sip on a mug of hot cider to warm you up if the weather is cold. Additionally, beer and wine is available for you to purchase from the onboard bar, if you wish.

Gaze out at the archipelago of Boston Harbor Islands, and see Spectacle Island awash with color. Have your camera ready to capture sights of the famous Long Island Head Light, a historical lighthouse that towers over the sea, and look out for coastal birds as they fly around the headland. Sail past the ‘sunken’ island of Nixes Mate, and hear how the hazardous piece of land has eroded over centuries, only becoming visible when the tide is out.

The islands are home to several historical forts, and the route taken on your tour passes one of the most impressive: Fort Warren on Georges Island. Admire the granite gateways of the elegant estate, set against a backdrop of rust-colored trees, and then sail past the star-shaped Fort Independence on Castle Island, as you make your way back to Rower Wharf.

After roughly two hours on the water, return to the start point to step back onto dry land and finish your tour.
From USD $ 79.80

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