RIB Adventure Tours

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High-speed guided tour of historic islands' lighthouses, forts, and wildlife

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Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservation required; subject to availability and weather conditions. 48hr advance online reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 7 or older, 65 or younger. All participants required to be in good health; not valid for those with head, neck, or back injuries. Not valid for pregnant women. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$39 for a 75-Minute High-Speed Tour of the Boston Harbor Islands ($120 Value)

Tours cover the history of the harbor's islands as guides point out lighthouses, forts, and other historic structures and pull in for close-up glimpses. As the speedy watercraft slices through the spray, participants outfitted with life jackets trace a stoplight-free path through the water between locales such as Spectacle Island, Long Island, Georges Island, and Deer Island. Groups are capped at six to allow one-on-one time with guides and to make it easier for the harbor's bards to compose sea chanteys about them. Patrons with disabilities or special needs may call to arrange a similar tour.

RIB Adventure Tours

RIB Adventure Tours conduct informative history tours and scavenger hunts around Baltimore Harbor, even when the horizon becomes a blur; all tours take place aboard 26-foot-long rigid, inflatable speedboats. Built to Navy SEAL specifications by a local Massachusetts boat manufacturer, the boats keep riders secure aboard jockey seats. On guided history tours, passengers snag high-speed glimpses of harbor landmarks including lighthouses and forts, whose history guides can expound upon. During scavenger hunts, guides prompt passengers to look for environmental clues and give individual scores. Captains and tour guides brief passengers on safety before all excursions and supply them with high-grade waterproof cameras to take pictures of passing scenery.

More relaxed cruises from partner Hestia Cruises, onboard the 32-foot sailing yacht Hestia, might drift past the USS Constitution or out into the outer harbor. The ship is manned by a captain, a full crew, and friendly cocker spaniel named Ensign. Guests can help with the sailing duties, but padded seats and a BYOB policy for those of age may encourage them to sit back and relax.

Customer Reviews

had a blast with my son!
Kathleen R. · September 27, 2013
We went on a high speed boat tour of Boston Harbor. It was a blast!! Our captain Gee Gee was fantastic and very knowledgeable. She knew the history of all the islands and she even managed to get us under a plane landing at Logan. I highly recommend this tour to everyone with plans to spend the day in Boston. It's only 75 minutes so it's a great way to start. We didn't even realize how many islands were in the harbor and thanks to RIB we are planning to visit them in the future...
Kathryn V. · August 25, 2013
Were not aware of this excursion until Groupon. It was fun, exciting and very educational. Our guide was great, she took time to explain the entire trip..
John C. · August 11, 2013
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    North End

    269 Commercial Street

    Boston, MA 02110

    +16175106767

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