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"A Sail Through Time" with Boston By Foot

Quick Details

Sail aboard our tall ship the Liberty Star on the first & third Sunday of the summer months, 12:00pm-2pm.  Bring your favorite takeout and make it a picnic while you …. sail through time.

Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 2 – 12
Child Under 2
Prices are before taxes

Step Aboard for a History Sail

Before Boston was a walking city, it was a sailing town. For most of Boston’s history, the harbor was the center of the city, and urban life was dominated by sailing ships. Step aboard the schooner Liberty Star and into that era with experiences recorded by those who lived it: a mother, merchant, sailor, cook, poet, preacher, privateer, diplomat, cabin boy, and others. The cruise follows the paths of ships like the Flying Cloud, Astrea, and Columbia, exploring how their voyages shaped Boston and helped industrialize the country.

In collaboration with local non-profit Boston By Foot, you can sail away from sirens and jackhammers while the city’s maritime history comes alive (feel free to help the crew hoist the sails!). Your guide is a docent from Boston By Foot who shares his/her knowledge of harbor history as you see Boston and its skyline from a whole new perspective.

What to Bring

Beverages can be purchased on board for you to enjoy during your sail. Our crew will take your order and serve our guests their drinks.  Cash bar available but drink tickets for contactless purchases onboard can be bought online along with your tickets or at our ticket booth on Central Wharf. As it is usually cooler on the water, we also recommend bringing an extra layer such as a light pullover or jacket. Crew gratuity not included in ticket price.

Liberty Fleet has Health & Safety procedures in place and is ready to welcome our guests onboard for a safe adventure offering plenty of fresh air, sunshine, and space onboard.  We sail according to the strict safety guidelines of the City of Boston. Tickets and drink tickets can be bought online ahead of your cruise if you would like contactless purchases so please take a look at our website or purchase your tickets at the booth when a crew member is present.