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Sail Boston 2017

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Official Website:Sail Boston 2017
Location:Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Dates:Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hours:Grand Parade of Sail is on Saturday, June 17 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Special Events

Sail Boston 2017Bostonians 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 2017!

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.

Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The trans-Atlantic regatta will start in Royal Greenwich, UK. From there the fleet will race to Sines, Portugal, followed by Bermuda. The fleet will then race to Boston, for Sail Boston 2017. From Boston, the fleet will cruise in company north to Quebec City, Canada.

View Sail Boston Schedule of Events

Opening Ceremony - Friday, June 16 | Noon
Boston Harbor Hotel Rotunda

Grand Parade of Sail - Saturday, June 17 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Grand Parade of Sail will highlight the day’s activities as vessels parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas. Public viewing of the parade will be spectacular from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown.

Sail Boston Festivals
Saturday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 21 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard
Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

Public Boarding of Ships
Saturday, June 17 | 4:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 21 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding times will be posted closer to the event and may vary at the Captain’s discretion.

Crew & Cadet Street Parade
Presented by Downtown Boston BID
Monday, June 19 | Noon – 2:00 PM
Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing
The Crew & Cadet Street Parade presented by Downtown Boston BID is an opportunity to celebrate Sail Boston 2017 and to welcome crew, cadets and guests from around the world. Marching bands and cadets from the visiting ships will parade from Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing.

Crew and Cadet Soccer Tournament
Tuesday, June 20 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Moakley Park
Crews and cadets of the Tall Ships will participate in a friendly competition in a soccer tournament at Moakley Park. We welcome you to come cheer on the competing crews from the sidelines!

Sunset Salute
Tuesday, June 20 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Charlestown Navy Yard
Wednesday, June 21 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Fan Pier
Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy a night of musical and military entertainment.

Tall Ships Depart
Thursday morning, June 22
The Tall Ships depart Boston Harbor. The majority of the Tall Ships will continue on the next leg of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Canada.

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.


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


  • 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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