Boston Sights and Sounds: Sunrise, “Chowdah” and Sunset Picnics

Join us for a scenic, historic, and entertaining public charter showcasing some of the best sights and sounds of Boston and the Boston Harbor.

Piers Park, located in a refurbished area of East Boston, is one of Boston’s favorite destinations for picnics, playtime with children, strolling along the updated pier for great views of the Boston Harbor or renting a sailboat, among many other activities.

Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge (formerly and still occasionally referred to as the Mystic River Bridge or less often the Mystic/Tobin Bridge), the largest bridge in New England, is a cantilever truss bridge that spans more than two miles from Boston to Chelsea over the Mystic River in Massachusetts.

The U.S.S Constitution (also known asOld Ironsides“), the world’s oldest fully-commissioned U.S. Navy vessel afloat, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America.  The current crew of 60 officers and sailors are all active-duty U.S. Navy personnel and the assignment is considered to be special duty in the U.S. Navy.  They regularly participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while maintaining a visitors center year-round and providing free tours.

Bunker Hill Monument, a beautiful 221-foot granite stone pillar with a distinctive pyramid-shaped top, commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the American Revolution which was fought on this site in 1775.  Visitors can climb 294 steps to the top of the monument.

Old North Church (officially “Christ Church in the City of Boston”) is the oldest standing church building in Boston.  Built in 1723, it is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and a National Historic Landmark.  The Old North Church is also the location from which Paul Revere hung two lanterns during the British invasion of 1775, inspiring the famous line from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride, “One if by land, and two if by sea.”

The Custom House was originally built along the Boston waterfront for the Royal Commissioners of Customs who administered custom and border control services in Boston during the colonial period.  In 1849, the U.S. federal government constructed a new neoclassical building on State Street for custom and border control services.  This site remains known today to Bostonians as the Custom House.  The Custom House remained vacant until 1997 when it was transformed by Marriott Vacation Club International into its current use as an 84-room time share resort.

Boston Fish Pier, celebrating over 100 years in operation, is a focal point to the Boston fishing industry, currently used by many countries around the world.

The Charles River Dam is a flood control structure on the Charles River located just downstream from the award-winning Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world near Lovejoy Wharf.  Built in 1978, the Charles River Dam is made up of three individual locks, with one lock being slightly wider than the other two locks in order to accommodate the occasional passing of a larger vessel through the structure.

PLEASE NOTE:  Charter sites are subject to change due to  weather conditions or harbor restrictions imposed during special events.

Because dock assignments regularly change and we would not want any of our guests to literally “miss the boat” as it departs from the dock, we ask that all guests arrive and check in at our office located behind the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf (60 Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor).  Our staff will escort all guests to the dock, providing assistance as needed with the boarding process.  (Please call Anita for specific dock departure times.)

This charter will be available to the public during Labor Day Weekend 2017.  To make reservations or learn how you can reserve your own a private charter similar to the experience offered on this public charter, please give Anita a call today at (617) 622-3421.