Water Shuttles, Boston

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  • Boston Skyline from shuttle
    Boston Skyline from shuttle
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  • Inside a Boston ferry
    Inside a Boston ferry
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    Boston from the Ferry
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    Boston Ferries

    by antistar Written May 26, 2013

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    For a city struck out into the Atlantic on a peninsular of land, it's not surprising to find Boston has ferry services to shuttle people from one place to another. The ferry services form part of the MBTA system that includes buses and underground trains. They operate across Boston harbour and offer great views of the city for just the price of a ticket. They are even free if you bought a travel pass for that day.

    Boston from the Ferry Inside a Boston ferry

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  • Why Pay For An Expensive Cruise

    by CanadianJaybird Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    An economical way to see Boston by water is to take the MBTA harbor ferry from the Aquarium (Long Wharf) to the Charlestown Navy Yard and back. The Ferry runs every 15 minutes, so there is little wait. It costs $1.50 each way, and gives you a great view of the city.

    How can you beat $3 for a round trip Boston harbor cruise.

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    Ferry to Charlestown

    by jasperdo Written Jun 15, 2006

    A good way to get to the USS Constitution in Charlestown is to take the water shuttle. Operated by the 'T' it leaves from Long Wharf every half hour. It's a short trip, taking less than 10 minutes to cross Boston Harbor. But it is a very scenic ride, with good views of the Boston Skyline and The Old North Church in the North End. Be aware though that the shuttle docks on a different wharf from the USS Constitution, and it's about a 10 minute walk through the Historic Charlestown Navy Yard to get to Old Ironsides.

    Long Wharf is located at the Aquarium 'T' Station on the Blue Line. The shuttle is a bit hard to find amongst all the tour boats.

    Shuttle approaching Long Wharf Boston Skyline from shuttle Old North Church from shuttle Charlestown dock Shuttle approaching Charlestown

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    The Water is the Way!

    by Melissa510 Updated Nov 16, 2004

    When flying into Boston, take the appropriate shuttle to the "Water Docks" . Normally there are boats waiting but sometimes they are not there and if that happens to panic. There is a small box that has a button, just push it! They are never longer than Five minutes and its a great ride! If this is your first time to this Tea Town, try the Water Taxi, Its a view to remember! Be sure to check the operating times before you go!

    The Water truly is the Way!
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    Water Shuttles

    by diver-x Updated Oct 21, 2002

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    Many people prefer water-shuttles & ferries to get to & from Logan Airport or to & from the North & South Shores. See http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/massbike/info/ferries.htm for a list & additional links for water transportation.

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    Okay, this is more of an...

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Okay, this is more of an activity than a transportation tip, but if you go to the Public Garden next to Boston Common, you'll see a pond in which you can take a ride on a pedal-powered swan boat. The kids will love this activity. The swan boat company is a Boston tradition and has been operating since 1877.

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    We took a ferry from...

    by Carmanah Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We took a ferry from Charlestown (the end of the Freedom Trail), back to downtown Boston. It cost $1.25 one way which wasn't bad at all. The ride itself was less than 10 minutes.
    Photo: You can't tell, but it was very windy on the ferry! You can sort of see Boston's downtown skyline in the background.

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    Getting from the Airport in style

    by LHOON Written Apr 20, 2003

    If you arrive at Logan airport, the nicest way to go to downtown Boston is to take the waterbus: at $10, it's more expensive than a subway but much cheaper than the taxi and so much more agreeable!

    Waterbus to Boston

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    There are many modes of...

    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are many modes of transportation to get to Boston. For instance you can fly into Boston's Logan airport, you take a bus, you can drive, or you can even take a boat like one of these.

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