New 2011 Architectural Boat Tours; Winthrop Ferry Service Resumes; Start of Cityside Harbor Shuttle

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA), in conjunction with the Charles River Boat Company and Boston By Foot, are offering two new architecture-themed cruises during the 2011 boating season. The two-hour Architecture Boat Tours along the Charles River and Boston Harbor depart from the Cambridgeside Galleria, 9:30 a.m., every Saturday and Sunday. The BSA is also offering hour-long Monday night Sunset Architecture Cruises, 6 p.m., from the Seaport World Trade Center. For more information, please visit http://www.architects.org/boattours.

Winthrop Ferry

This season, commuters can once again take the ferry from Winthrop to Boston. Through October 10, 2011, the M/V Anna will travel between the Winthrop Town Pier and Rowes Wharf, Boston, every weekday. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes. For schedules and ticket information, visit the Town of Winthrop’s web site.

Newest 2011 shuttle service is the Cityside Harbor Shuttle. The service operates in a continuous loop between Tavern on the Water along Charlestown, Fairmont Battery Wharf along the North End, and South Boston’s Atlantic Wharf, The Barking Crab, Fan Pier, and Liberty Wharf. A day-long pass for the hop-on, hop-off service is $25 (current promotional fee is $10). For additional information, please visit citysideharborshuttle.com or call 617-922-8475.

Summer 2011 Boating Season Begins

Boston Harbor is cleaner than ever, making 2011 the best season yet to get out onto the water and explore the harbor. We have updated this website to provide you with information regarding all of the different ways to enjoy the harbor and surrounding areas.

TBHA continues to support sustainable water transportation initiatives, including Rowes Wharf Water Transport’s zero-emissions “Green Water Taxi,” which was introduced last summer (pictured below).


Docking Near Waterfront Restaurants

Boaters can tie up their boats while enjoying food from a diverse group of new restaurants which opened Spring, 2011 at Liberty Wharf along the South Boston waterfront. An online reservation system for slips along the dock will be available soon. Diners can be dropped off at Liberty Wharf by water taxi or take the Cityside Harbor Shuttle.

Adjoining Boston’s newest HarborWalk segment are the following restaurants at Liberty Wharf:

  • Jerry Remy’s Seaport – This unique sports bar and grill features made-from-scratch food, a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, and a 32-foot HD video screen to watch the game while enjoying views of the waterfront. Make sure you try the “Dirty Watah” drink – a portion of the proceeds benefit The Boston Harbor Association’s efforts for a clean, alive, accessible Boston Harbor.
     
  • Legal Harborside – The newest of the popular Legal Sea Foods restaurants, Legal Harborside offers a unique menu with indoor and outdoor dining along the HarborWalk. Visitors can enjoy casual food and an oyster bar on the first floor, and an upscale dining experience with exceptional wine cellar on the second floor. In early July, 2011, an all-weather rooftop lounge will open on the third floor. A well-stocked seafood market allows visitors and guests to take home prepared foods and fresh seafood.
     
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse – This upscale steakhouse offers premium steaks, selection of seafood, and gourmet sides on the second floor of Liberty Wharf overlooking Boston Harbor.
     
  • Temazcal Tequila Cantina – This trendy, gourmet Mexican restaurant displays its menu on iPads and offers over 300 varieties of tequila.

Boaters can also tie up while dining at the Barking Crab Restaurant. Enjoy seafood, drinks, and views of the Fort Point Channel under the open-air tent, and be sure to “Round Up” your bill to the nearest dollar. The difference is being donated to support The Boston Harbor Association’s free educational programs.