Classic Harbor Line 2016 Sailing Season Opens May 11th

Choose from Day, Sunset, City Lights and Special Event Sails Around Boston Harbor

May 2, 2016

Beginning Wednesday, May 11th, Classic Harbor Line sets sail opening the 2016 cruising season. Dedicated to providing an authentic sailing experience coupled with impeccable service, guests aboard the schooner Adirondack III are treated to breathtaking views of the Boston skyline, Boston Harbor Island and historical sites like the mysterious sunken island - Nixes Mate, Long Island Head Light, America’s oldest lighthouse - Boston Light, Fort Warren and Fort Independence.


Marking her fourth season as the fastest sailing vessel in Boston Harbor, Adirondack III is an elegant, 80-foot, 1890’s style pilot schooner. Standing out from the crowd with a modern and innovative design, this all-wooden vessel features teak decks, brilliantly varnished mahogany rails, two towering Douglas fir masts and nearly 2,000 square feet of sail stretching to the sky.


Setting sail from Rowes Wharf just behind the Boston Harbor Hotel, Classic Harbor Line vessels offer one of the best sightseeing adventures in Boston. Excursions aboard Adirondack III include:


  • Boston Day Sail, 1:00 and 3:30pm ($45) – This two-hour afternoon sail is the perfect way to see the sights of Boston Harbor.
  • Boston Sunset Sail, 6:30pm ($55) – Ideal for a romantic evening with that special someone, experience a beautiful Boston Harbor sunset on the water and see some of the city's waterfront landmarks as the sun dips below the horizon. 
  • Boston City Lights Sail, 9:00pm ($40) – This serene sail allows you to experience Boston with peaceful tranquility. Enjoy the evening sea breeze swirling around you and all of Boston’s twinkling lights as your backdrop. 


Additional festive cruises will be available throughout the summer and fall such as Memorial Day Picnic Sail, May 30; Father’s Day Picnic Sail, June 19; Sails and Ales featuring Harpoon Brewery, Tuesdays in July and August; July 4th Fireworks Sail; Labor Day Fireworks, September 5.


For any daily or special event sail aboard Adirondack III, guests are invited to bring a picnic or snacks to enjoy and beer, wine and cocktails are always available for purchase (soda and water are complimentary).


In addition to public daily and special event sails, Adirondack III is also available for private charters. For more information or to make reservations, please call 617-326-3737, or visit online at Classic Harbor Line


Classic Harbor Line is the operating company of schooners Adirondack III and luxury yacht Northern Lights of Rowes Wharf. Operating sightseeing trips on Boston Harbor waters since 2013, Classic Harbor Line specializes in bringing beautiful, classic-style vessels to Boston’s waterways and creating special and memorable excursions. Visit

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