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Dates:Saturday, July 11, 2026 - Thursday, July 16, 2026
Hours:Grand Parade of Sail is on Saturday, June 17 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Special Events
sail boston 2026 photoTall ships will sail back into Boston in July of 2026 as part of Sail250, a global gathering of tall ships to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States — also known as the nation’s semiquincentennial.

Bostonians welcome crews and cadets from all over the world to their harbor on a continual basis as part of the Visiting Ship Program and are gearing up to greet the return of the Tall Ship fleet for Sail Boston 2026!

Known as America’s Walking City, Boston is home to many historic sites that date back to the American Revolution. Visitors to Boston are encouraged to stroll the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile red brick walking trail that passes sixteen nationally significant historic sites.

The Freedom Trail begins at Boston Common and ends at Bunker Hill, near the Charlestown Navy Yard and the home of the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship afloat in the world.



Sail Boston® will entertain its younger audience with educational programs focusing on US and international maritime history. Cadets and crewmembers will be available to educate children of all ages of their personal experiences at sea, home countries and more.

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www.sailboston.com/

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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA map

Public viewing of the Grand Vessel parade will be spectacular from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown.

Tall Ships will berth at Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

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  • The MBTA is offering paid shuttle services to & from various Tall Ship locations. The $5 Shuttles to Ships pass will allow unlimited use of MBTA’s Sail Boston express shuttles that take you from JFK/Umass to Castle Island on June 17, and from Sullivan to Charlestown Navy Yard from June 17-22.

  • The $15 Day Sailor Pass includes those same shuttles, plus unlimited bus and subway travel for one 24-hour period during Sail Boston. The $25 Commodore Pass provides access to all Sail Boston Express shuttles, along with unlimited travel on the bus and subway for the entire event.
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