The newest water transportation service on Boston Harbor launched this week just in time for the busy season on the waterfront. Appropriately named the “Cultural Connector” boat connects several of Boston’s major attractions with three stops: (1) New England Aquarium at Central Wharf, (2) Boston Children’s Museum at Fort Point Channel and the (3) Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Seaport / Fan Pier. Also, nearby the stops are the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Faneuil Hall and USS Constitution Museum.
The new effort to link Boston’s attractions via the harbor is being promoted by The Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection with a subsidy from the Fallon Company. Operated by Boston Harbor Cruises, the specially outfitted boat is one of the few that can go under the Old Northern Avenue Bridge into Fort Point Channel.
To encourage new passengers for the launch, the Fallon Company is providing free service to patrons through Sunday, July 27th. After that, the one-way fare is $5, or $15 for an all day pass which includes free transfer to the Charlestown Navy Yard service. The Cultural Connector can seat 44 passengers, operating from 8am-6pm, 7 days a week and will run through Labor Day weekend. Find out more information on Cultural Connector.
It was a beautiful day to be on the harbor as I took a ride on the Cultural Connector to capture these photos.
Photos by Matt Conti.