Sail Boston 2017 is currently underway in Boston and runs through June 22nd before most of the fleet continues to Canada. The event is free, and even if you watched the Grand Parade of Sail today on television, it’s still worth the trip into Boston to see them in person. The ships are now docked at various points around Boston Harbor and are open for the public to go onboard.
Today the turnout was solid, but I had no problem walking down to Fan Pier and finding a good spot to take some photos. If you’re on the fence about attending, don’t be intimidated by the attendance numbers. Just take public transportation into the city (or sign up for Lyft and enter promo code BOSVIP), grab some lunch in the Seaport and then take a casual stroll down Seaport Boulevard to check out the Tall Ships at your own pace.
If you’re looking for a way to see the boats from the water as well, I recommend calling a Boston Water Taxi (617-227-4320) from a location like the Intercontinental Hotel and taking it Boston Fish Pier. You’ll get to see the Tall Ships from the water, then you can walk back towards Atlantic Ave. and take in the Tall Ships from the docks.
More #SAILBOSTON We Found On Social Media
2 @USNavy jets fly over Boston Harbor to cap off a parade of the largest fleet of tall ships in Boston Harbor in 17 years. #SailBoston pic.twitter.com/Ik5jyjT0v6
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) June 17, 2017
Colonel @RickMcKeon stands with Lt Col's Grenham, Hughes and Risteen as the @USCG "The Eagle" passes by at #SailBoston. pic.twitter.com/UpNXqnk4Ef
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) June 17, 2017
First of Tall Ships parading past Castle Island. Welcomed by loud cheers #SailBoston pic.twitter.com/2UN42kpQKI
— Kristin LaFratta (@kristinlafratta) June 17, 2017
Ahoy! Aboard the Tall Ship Lynx for #SailBoston coverage this morning on #wcvb This is one of 55 vessels that will sail into Boston Harbor pic.twitter.com/OgoE6IzVOd
— Cindy Fitzgibbon (@Met_CindyFitz) June 17, 2017
Boston's Mayor @Marty_Walsh at the Opening Ceremony of #SailBoston. Expected are 2Million visitors around #BostonHarbor next several days pic.twitter.com/VYgTiEWrfg
— Francisco Urena 🇺🇸 (@Urena) June 16, 2017
Helloooooo Boston!#SailBoston #wcvb pic.twitter.com/kKsR6Rz3HK
— Shaun Chaiyabhat (@ShaunWCVB) June 15, 2017
@SailBoston2017 Spectacular event today. Well done! #ParadeOfSail #SailBoston pic.twitter.com/v6Yf6ka9gH
— Deborah McCormick (@deborahm230) June 17, 2017
#tallshipsboston The Parade of Ships appears in Downtown Boston @universalhub pic.twitter.com/P3LBhzDeRl
— Matt Frank (@MattFrank) June 17, 2017