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Boston Harbor Mini Speed Boats, Inc.

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Address: East India Row, India Wharf Marina, Boston, MA 02110
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+1 617-725-0900
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Captain your own mini speedboat as you navigate Boston Harbor while...

Captain your own mini speedboat as you navigate Boston Harbor while following our knowledgeable instructor. During your excursion you’ll pass many historical sites such as; the Tea Party Ship and Museum, USS Constitution, Nantucket Light Ship, JFK Library, Fort Independence and many more harbor sites. The adventure starts out nice and slow, this will give you time to get familiar with the boat and its operation. Once we pass the no wake zone, it’s time to pick up the speed and have some FUN as we navigate our way to JFK library, Fort Independence and pass many small islands. On the return, we’ll once again enter the no wake zone and view the Nantucket Light Ship, USS Constitution, Charlestown Navy Yard and Boston’s iconic Zakim Bridge. It’s the most unique way to see Boston…it’s PURE FUN! Bring your camera and cherish the memories. We have a limited number of boats for each adventure, don’t miss out…reserve your boat soon.

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Great way to see Boston Harbor

This is s great way to see Boston -- individuals or couples can share a speed boat and zoom around the harbor on a guided tour that provides plenty of time to have fun behind the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Martin B
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Baltimore, Maryland
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I thought this was a pretty fun way to see the Boston Harbor. Girlfriend and I bought a Groupon for this tour and I'd say it was worth it. The boats are well maintained and pretty easy to learn. Staff were pretty chill. The tour itself is about 3/4 slow and 1/4 at full speed (about 30 mph). Obviously the... More 

1 Thank Patrick C
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155 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is s great way to see Boston -- individuals or couples can share a speed boat and zoom around the harbor on a guided tour that provides plenty of time to have fun behind the wheel. After an on shore briefing by Tyler, our Suffolk U guide, we headed out at putt-putt speed in single file for a neat... More 

3 Thank Martin B
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the Boston Speed Boats today with myself and my 4 year old daughter. I thought the boats were cool but the tour could have been better. We went out for about 90 minutes and we barely went anywhere. They call it speed boats and they do go but we kept going fast and then stopping and going... More 

2 Thank Mike N
Saratoga Springs, New York
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273 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Our tour was cut short due to gusty winds and heavy choppy waves. A few woman on our tour were frightened and the tour operator Russ cut it short and refunded money. The boats are really fun 1-2 seater 13' yellow speed boats with a fuel injected electric start 30hp motor. Easy to drive, easy to park. Each boat has... More 

1 Thank ZenRider
Byfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We rented two of the mini speed boats earlier in the week and I must say I am extremely disappointed. We paid full price for two mini speed boat rentals and the tour/rental only lasted one hour, though it was clearly advertised as a 1.5 hour tour. When I questioned why the tour lasted only one hour, our tour guide... More 

2 Thank gjm273
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The tour leaves from a dock right next to the aquarium. After a brief intro by Russ, we got into the boats and left. We had a small group, just our family and were out in 2 boats (2 people per boat). After getting past the no wake zone, we were able to open the boats up in the harbor.... More 

4 Thank smartdesserts
Somers, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The group of guys running Boston Harbor Mini Speed Boat Tours are so friendly and professional! We were quickly greeted and the waiver process was really quick and simple. After a safety briefing, we were on our way! The tour began with a slow tour of Boston Harbor/Seaport District as we moved through the no wake zone. This provided a... More 

1 Thank Savanna E
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I shared a boat with my thirteen year old daughter today and we both had a terrific time. The tour guy (who I believe was also the owner) was very engaged, friendly and knowledgable. The mix of going slow and learning some of the interesting history, and then having the freedom to speed along once we were out of the... More 

3 Thank Ian M
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It was the perfect end to a beautiful weekend in Boston. We first drove slowly and looked at the city and then went full speed around the islands. It was my husband's birthday present and he loved it!

5 Thank AA C
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I've been to Boston numerous times, but I've never been able to tour the city like I had with Boston Harbor Mini Speed Boats!! It's a unique tour where you are in the drivers seat and you follow a guide on another boat. One of a kind! And no worries if you've never driven a boat before, because they give... More 

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