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You can find the  Liberty Clipper by Central Wharf next to the New England Aquarium in Boston Harbor.  Sailing times are at noon Monday through Saturday and at 3:00 pm seven days a week.  

Once all passengers are aboard, we'll point the ship into the wind.  At this point you can sit back and relax or ... flex some muscle!  Feel free to hoist the sails - grab the line and help us HAUL AWAY to raise the main sail, fore sail, and jib!  You'll get to experience a little of what it is like to sail a traditional schooner with everything operated by hand.  An experienced captain and crew will tend the sails while you enjoy beautiful views of Boston Harbor.  Depending on the direction of the wind, we might sail toward the outer harbor and you'll get a look at Fort Independence, watch planes taking off or landing right over our masts from Logan International Airport, and view the Boston Harbor Islands.  Or we might head over by East Boston, visit the Charlestown Navy Yard - home to the USS Constitution, and glimpse the white steeple of Old North Church in one of Boston's oldest neighborhoods, the North End.  Once the Liberty Clipper has you nice and relaxed, the crew will tie up again where the trip began and we hope your energy is restored for further city exploration.  

Drinks and snacks can be purchased on board and a bar is set up as well.  It can get breezy out on the water (remember how you wanted to relax and cool off?) so it is helpful to bring a light sweater or jacket (some Liberty Fleet merchandise is available for sale onboard), as well as sunscreen.  And yes, there are bathrooms (called 'heads' on ships!) below deck!
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Explore Boston by boat with this cruise on the Liberty Clipper. Help the crew hoist the sails or simply find a spot on deck to enjoy the views. Your captain creates a route depending on wind direction, heading toward the outer harbor for a glimpse of Fort Independence, or sailing toward East Boston for views of the Charlestown Navy Yard, home to the USS Constitution.
  • See Boston sights from the water
  • Try your hand at sailing by helping the crew
  • Choice of departure time
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful experience

Wife and I took the 3pm sailing on 7/21. Wonderful sunny day on Boston Harbor. Crew and bartender were friendly and willing to answer all questions. Would certainly return.

Thank redhead632014
LibertyFleet2018, Owner at Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the five stars and for taking the time to leave a review. It sounds like you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back! Cloudy D

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Liberty Cruise so cool!

We were a family of 4 looking for something fun to do on vacation in Boston and we found it! Jumping aboard a sailboat with lots of other fun people and sailing around the Boston harbor was just what we needed to wrap up our...More

1  Thank Courtney C
LibertyFleet2018, Owner at Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear your feedback and how much you enjoyed your time onboard! Thanks for the five stars AND for the kind words. Safe travels and hope to see you soon again! Cloudy D

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Fourth of July Cruise 2018

A jolly morning and afternoon was had by all this first July 4th in years that the Liberty Clipper, a replica of an 1840s clipper trading ship lovingly built in early 1983 in Maryland, was able to follow USS Constitution as it performed its first...More

2  Thank Sally M
LibertyFleet2018, Owner at Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Wow Sally you had a great time onboard!!!! Thank you so much for the five stars and the great feedback for future passengers to read. We especially like how you highlighted the quiet onboard. Sometimes we wonder whether more tour guide type coverage should be...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Wonderful way to see Boston!

We had a great afternoon sail! The crew was very friendly and professional. Seeing the Boston skyline from that vantage point should not be missed! Highly recommend!

Thank crm865
LibertyFleet2018, Owner at Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks for the five stars and the kind words! We are very glad you had such a good time and yes, that view of Boston is unique and spectacular. Cloudy D

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Great cruise around the harbor!

This is a great way to see Boston Harbor and experience sailing. The crew is friendly and informative, and the scenery is second to none.

Thank Sam I
LibertyFleet2018, Owner at Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks for the review, the stars, and the kind words! Cloudy D

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15 June 2018|
Response from ybgdess | Reviewed this property |
The entire experience was about 2 hours, but part of that time is undocking and docking. So the actual cruise part may be around 1.5 hours. It was such a wonderful experience!!
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