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Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:$$$ see below
Category:Boating & Sailing
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pirate ship formidable harbor cruises photoAhoy Me Hartys! Enjoy a delightful harbor sail, a voyage full of pirates and history from the eighteenth century. Hop aboard, leave the dock and set sails. Courtesy ice water and cookies are always available.

Your sailing voyage on a replica pirate ship will take you out to visit Logan Airport, the USS Constitution and WWII-era destroyer ship, the Institute for Contemporary Art, World Trade Center, Federal Courthouse, and more.

Guests can walk along the rails, looking out over beautiful Boston Harbor, or you can go below to the main salon, and enjoy the museum displays.

The tour has great views of the Boston skyline, and you stay close enough to shore that you can sense yourself moving - which helps with any degree of motion sickness. Your voyage on Formidable will be a unique and historic delight.

Capt. Russ will share fascinating stories about the Whydah, a pirate ship that crashed in Cape Cod, and John King the boy pirate. (You can visit the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth. You’ll learn about Blackbeard, the history of Boston including the Boston Tea Party, the buildings that you pass, and more. Below decks, you’ll find pirate props to take photos with and some historic artifacts from the USS Constitution.


It’s fantastic cruise for both kids and adults. And you can bring your own food and alcohol, which is unusual for a harbor cruise.

It is suggested that you assemble 15 minutes before each excursion near the Boston Waterboat Marina right behind the Chart House Restaurant on Long Wharf.

Bring sun block, a hat, comfortable shoes, and a sweater to ward off the chill, even on summer days.


You and your group will always remember your sail on a tradition square rigged vessel, enjoying beautiful Boston Harbor aboard a Pirate Ship.

About the Vessel
Sparred Length: 72’
Length on Deck: 50.4
Beam: 17’
Draft: 6.3’
Mast Height: 58’
Displacement weight: 50 Tons
Engine: 160 Hp Yanmar
Number of crew: 3-4
Certified: United States Coast Guard
Total Passengers: 49

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Tickets are avaailable through < ahref='http://www.massbaylines.com/'>Massachusetts Bay Lines both online at at Rowes Wharf Ferry Terminal; or by phone at (617) 542-8000.

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www.pirateshipformidable.com/Welcome_Aboard.html

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Long Wharf, Boston, MA map
Phone: (508) 954-1282

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