4th of July 2018 Weekend Sailing 
Boston HarborFest Events

Boston July 4th Harborfest Schooner SailingCelebrate America's Independence Day in the city considered to be the "birthplace of the Revolution"!  Complete your tour of Boston's rich history with a harbor sail on an authentic tall ship sailing Boston Harbor. From Saturday, June 30 up to the 4th of July, we will be including a few extra specialty sails, including a Kids' Sail and rounding out the celebrations with our fantastic Fireworks Cruise! Check out our schedule and book a sail below!  Big news for this year is that the USS Constitution has returned to the Charlestown Navy Yard and will once again have her annual Independence Day Turnaround Ceremony.  



Liberty Fleet HarborFest Dates:  Saturday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 4th, 2018*

You may view details of any sail on our regular day sail schedule and scroll to the bottom of the page for details on special event sails (Fireworks & Kids' Sail). 


Rum & Revelry Cruises

for the 21+ crowd available on Saturday, June 30, Sunday July 1, and Tuesday July 3, 




How about Sunday Brunch on the Liberty Clipper on July 1? 

Check out our Sunday Brunch Sails page to book or click here.  



July 4th:


 All Tickets: $100 USS Constitution Turnaround Sail:   
  Liberty Clipper: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm BOOK NOW
  Liberty Star: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm BOOK NOW
  Adults $40 / Children: $24 Harbor Sails:  
  Liberty Clipper:  3:00-5:00 pm



Liberty Star:  2:30-4:00 pm, 4:30-6:00 pm


  Adults $45 / Children: $24

Sunset Sails:


Liberty Clipper: 6:00-8:00 pm


  Liberty Star: 6:30-8:00 pm


All Tickets: $125

Fireworks Cruise:

Liberty Clipper     9:00 - 11:30 PM


All Tickets: $125 

Fireworks Cruise:

Liberty Star    9:00 - 11:30 PM


June 30 & July 1, 2, & 3: 

Harbor Sails: Adults $40 / Children: $24

  Liberty Clipper: 12:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-5:00 pm



Liberty Star:

10:30 am-12:00 pm, 12:30-2, 2:30-4, 4:30-6:00pm



Sunset Sails: Adults $45 / Children: $24

  Liberty Clipper:  6:00-8:00 pm 


  Liberty Star:  6:30-8:00 pm




Annual USS Constitution Turnaround Sail

USS Constitution downtown Boston 2005 1

 The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and is based in Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard. There is a Boston-area myth which says that in order for Constitution to remain a commissioned vessel in the United States Navy, she must get underway in Boston Harbor at least once every year. This is a myth – “Old Ironsides” would remain in commission whether or not she undertook a yearly harbor cruise. 

 To our city's great benefit, the USS Constitution will resume her turnaround cruises in 2018, after a three year hiatus for restoration. 

July 4th:  
 All Tickets: $100  USS Constitution Turnaround Sail:  
 BOOK NOW Liberty Clipper: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
 BOOK NOW Liberty Star: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm


Celebrate America while sailing a tall ship and viewing the USS Constitution as she transits Boston Harbor.  This annual event is always a blast.  "Old Ironsides" will pass Castle Island and fire a 21-gun salute at exactly 12 noon on the Fourth of July! During the event, the Liberty Fleet will offer a historical review of the ship and her rigging, using our own ship as a reference.  We will enjoy a cook-out while under way on this sail (note: one non-alcoholic beverage is included with lunch).  We invite you to spend a memorable and patriotic July 4th aboard Liberty Clipper & Liberty Star!

Here is a little history on this interesting and historic event:  “Winding a ship” was the 19th century term that USS Constitution has come to call “turnaround cruises”. According to CDR Tyrone G. Martin’s history, A Most Fortunate Ship, “The turnaround cruise [likely] evolved from very modest beginnings when, in the 1950s, the ship randomly was turned around at her berth to evenly weather her wooden hull.” [https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/2017/10/17/uss-constitutions-turnaround-cruises/]


Boston Harborfest Liberty Kids

Liberty Kids' Sail

(TWO DAYS ONLY: June 16th, 2018 for Father's Day and June 30th,2018 for Independence Day Weekend)

Join the Liberty Clipper for an exciting sail around Boston Harbor on our Kids' Sail!  Get everyone together to help hoist the sails and even ask the captain for a turn at the helm on board a real tall ship!  Kids sail at a discounted price of $10.  One child per full price adult ticket, maximum two children per adult.

Liberty Kids Sail, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Adults: $40
Children: $10 (one per adult, max two)




Boston Harborfest July 4th Fireworks Sail

Boston July 4th Tall Ship Fireworks

Join the fun on Boston's Tall Ships for a July 4th celebration! We will cruise in Boston Harbor and enjoy a BBQ dinner while enjoying the Boston Pops' simulcast over the ship's Bose System. The BBQ consists of hamburgers and hot-dogs prepared by the Silent Chef aboard LIBERTY CLIPPER.   Guests on the Liberty Star will enjoy a boxed dinner also provided by the Silent Chef.  We offer a cash bar on the ships with bottled water, sodas and adult beverages.  Our ships are too large to enter the Charles River where the fireworks are launched, so after a short cruise through the harbor, we will attempt to position the ship amongst all the other revelers outside the Charles River for a partially obstructed view. Weather can have an impact on view of the fireworks. There are no refunds and in the event the fireworks are cancelled or rained out, a company credit will be issued.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018:

Fireworks Cruise, Liberty Clipper, 9:00 - 11:30 PM
All Tickets: $125


Fireworks Cruise, Liberty Star, 9:00 - 11:30 PM
All Tickets: $125



*These are blackout dates for any discount ticket holders such as Groupon, GoBoston Cards, or as noted on any other vouchers, and may not be used on these days.

Tall Ship Overnights

Tall Ship Overnights

Cabin Types and Rates

Cabin Type Weekday Rate  Weekend Rate Book Now
Shared Single $60 per night $65 per night BOOK NOW
Private Single $90 per night $97.50 per night BOOK NOW
Private Double $120 per night $130 per night BOOK NOW

Shared Single: Single bunk in a double-occupancy (2 person) cabin. Solo travelers may be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Single: For solo guests wishing to reserve their own room.

Private Double: For party of two guests sharing a room together.