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Hey Playgroundgoers! If you are interested in having a fun day in the sun, there are plenty of fun options for you to do along the Boston Harbor. There are many fun activities, from seeing animals to getting your hands dirrrrrty like a pirate! The Boston Harbor offers many things that you can do, however most of them are best to do on sunny summer days. So if you are interested in trying something new like sailing, biking, or learning about some new marine mammals, keep your eyes here and read on for some new and fun experiences!
One hands on activity in the Harbor is one of my personal favorite things to do. The Liberty Clipper, is a 18th century based wooden boat that will have you sailing the day (or night) away, allows you to see all that Boston has to offer at its waterfront! The Liberty Clipper has something for everyone. If you are into becoming a part of history, you can join them on their Boston Tea Party Reenactment Sails ($35 for adults, $24 for children). Here you will be a part of the crew in revolting against Sam Adams to help throw carts of tea overboard! You will be able to learn about Boston’s past and be able to see it firsthand by helping out! If you are not much into history, the Liberty Clipper does afternoon sails, where you can be a part of the crew, help set the sails, and possibly even steer the boat! The afternoon sails are from 12-2 PM and 3-5 PM ($30 for adults and $19 for children). Don’t be afraid; if you do not want to set the sails, you can always sit back and enjoy the view! For the same price, The Liberty Clipper has a sunset sail every night from 6-8 PM where you can see the magical view of Boston as the sun goes down, creating a colorful sky over the city! The crew are great and it is a wonderful environment to be on! Whether you are looking to relax, learn about boats or Boston, or even have a couple laughs the crew is there to give you whatever you want. It will have you going back again and again (maybe to try their different sails) and will always leave you with a smile on your face. If you think this is a lot, there is more! Yes, The Liberty Clipper has a Sunday brunch, can do weddings, is a hostel, and so much more! To get more information, take a peek over at the website.
Boston Harbor has many fun things to do on the water; for instance, you could go check out a couple islands! Yes, islands! Set sail on the Boston Harbor Ferries to visit George’s Island and Spectacle Island. George’s Island is a fun place to walk about and see a Civil War fort. You are able to see the old buildings and cannons that were used to fight and protect Boston! There is also a guided tour, that will allow you to learn even more about the history! If you are thinking about going to either island, tell your parents to pack you a lunch – both Spectacle and George’s Island are great picnic areas that have plenty of grassy areas to relax and enjoy the sun! If you are interested in learning more about the islands you can check out their website. Keep in mind that there are also fun events and concerts that go on at the Islands. This Saturday, July 28th at 3 PM, you will be able to join one of the Playground’s favorite bands, Rolie Polie Guacamole, on George’s Island for a free concert!
If you are looking for more excitement or to get out of the city, tell you parents there’s another way than driving around! The Boston Harbor cruises is not all just about the far travels on boats, some like the Whale Watch and Codzilla keep you right in the Harbor! If you are interested in learning about whales and possibly even seeing some or even dolphins, I recommend the Whale Watch. You get send on a high speed boat with a crew that is very knowledgeable in marine biology and are there to answer any questions that you may have along the ride. However, if you are looking for something really fast, really loud, and really cool, you should hop on the Boston Harbor’s Codzilla. Codzilla will take you on a slow educational ride, but don’t be fooled – the boat is a fish in the water spinning in circles at about 40 mph while blaring music, that will have your hair flying in the wind and may even get you a bit wet! Escape the Harbor and take a cruise to your favorite witch and ghost filled destination of Salem, MA or travel on a 45 minute high speed boat to Provincetown! There are also many other cruises such as (another) Boston Tea Party Cruise, Historic Sightseeing Cruises, USS Constitution Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Lighthouse Cruises, and Lunch and Brunch Cruises! If you are interested in any of these chances to be on the water check out the Boston Harbor Cruises website.
If you love being on the water, the Boston Harbor has a lot of fun ways to travel. Whether you want to sail all day long, see some new animals, or rock out on Codzilla, there is something for everyone! I know I love to spend time out on the water, searching for new animals, and taking walks through history; that is why I love spending time on the Harbor and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do! Well, that’s all from the Playground this week! Don’t forget to check back next week for more fun ideas from your playground hosts! If you have any places that you want us to look into and share with fellow playground listeners, let us know at email@example.com!