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.
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