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“Best Way to tour Boston”

Boston Harbor Mini Speed Boats, Inc.
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Owner description: Captain your own mini speedboat as you navigate Boston Harbor while following our knowledgeable instructor. During your excursion you’ll pass many historical sites such as; the Tea Party Ship and Museum, USS Constitution, Nantucket Light Ship, JFK Library, Fort Independence and many more harbor sites. The adventure starts out nice and slow, this will give you time to get familiar with the boat and its operation. Once we pass the no wake zone, it’s time to pick up the speed and have some FUN as we navigate our way to JFK library, Fort Independence and pass many small islands. On the return, we’ll once again enter the no wake zone and view the Nantucket Light Ship, USS Constitution, Charlestown Navy Yard and Boston’s iconic Zakim Bridge. It’s the most unique way to see Boston…it’s PURE FUN! Bring your camera and cherish the memories. We have a limited number of boats for each adventure, don’t miss out…reserve your boat soon.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My go and I did the tour at 10 am and it was just us, but it was still so much fun. Not only do you get to see boston from new angles, but you get to drive your own boat. Once we got to go full speed and let it fly, we had a ton of fun.but even the tour and information that we got along the slower portion was informative and a brand new view of things. An experience that you must try. Fun! Get up close with boats. Only problem was tour given over the walkie talkie and sometimes I had trouble hearing but didn't miss much. We had done trolley ride and duck tours, but still think this was the best. Plus you get your money's worth. 2 hour trip in the actual boat!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The experience and tour was awesome, the tour guide was funny and down to earth. They didn't over do it with the pre-training stuff since the group was largely experienced with boating in some way shape or form. Great for dates or even with friends, I'd totally do it again!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Awesome experience. My son and I went out yesterday on the boats and had so much fun. Mike the tour guide did a great job of explaining how to operate the boat so we felt completely safe. Each boat had a radio so we could hear the tour guide as he pointed out interesting and historic sights along the way. As we followed the group through the harbor we were able to speed the boat up and go fast. That was my son’s favorite part. The boats looked like they were new and well kept up, the tour guide was informative, friendly and funny, the boat ride was a thrill. I would say this is a must do experience for tourists and locals.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

I booked this activity as a suprise for my husbands 30th birthday. It started out fine, but then all of a sudden we had trouble keeping up with the group. After a few trouble shooting tactics, I had to ride with the tour guide while my husband drove his boat the rest of the way. He was able to keep up without me in his boat ( note we did not exceed the weight limit!) but we finished the tour in separate boats, which was definitely not as fun. I was really looking forward to this tour, and it was a pretty big let down. To be fair I didn't ask for any sort of refund, but nothing was offered to us either.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had a lot of fun. Our guide Mike was very helpful and we got a good briefing and safety review. We were well briefed about the amount of traffic in the harbor on this beautiful day so we knew how to keep with our group. Each boat holds two people and there is an opportunity to change drivers at the halfway point. The harbor was very calm, but once we got past the no wake zone, there were pretty big swells and we picked up speed. The boat came out of the water so much that the motor came completely out of the water several times, without us trying to. Some of the landings were pretty hard, jolting our spines and necks, but we would still recommend this to anyone with a sense of fun. Not recommended for people with back problems. This gets a 4 instead of a 5 because one of the boats had engine problems and we had to stop twice while the boat was serviced.

Thank falmouth3
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