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Boston Harbor Mini Speed Boats, Inc.

East India Row, India Wharf Marina, Boston, MA 02110
617-725-0900
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Ranked #24 of 174 Activities in Boston
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Owner description: 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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Tampa, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went on this trip on a Thursday morning in August with my 8 year old daughter and at one point she said You are the best Dad ever! I loved the tour and seeing Boston from a different point of view and we both loved the speedboat. First time I'd driven a speedboat so I was a little nervous at... More

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Another great time! This is my 3rd time doing the mini speeds and it was a blast just as the other two times were. They allow you to man your own speed boat and you do not have to go through a class to obtain a license, AMAZING! Prepare to get a little wet, you will be jumping waves and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a wonderful time on this tour. We used a Groupon, so it was a great deal. Our guide, Angela, was awesome and very informative. We had never driven any boats before, let alone speed boats, and she was very thorough in going over directions and safety, especially since the water was a little choppy that day. We went... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You actually get to control your own mini speed boat ...you follow the tour guide around Boston harbor ...you are right in the mix with larger boats!! shared a boat with a friend ..once we got to a certain point we switched and I took over driving (or whatever it is called concerning a boat)..that was incredible because I never... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family of 4 recently took out two boats on a beautifully warm late summer day. The weather and water were relatively calm, and it was a gorgeous way to enjoy the day and see the city from a different angle. We got a little bit wet and salty from spray, but nothing that you couldn't take care of in... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Just got back from out boat tour (10 of us went out - 5 boats), there were high surf warnings announced all over the radio on way in and on the way home. The slow area was enjoyable. The high speed area was very rough, and I did not enjoyable being slammed around, also several boats had a hard time... More

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Daniel A, Owner at Boston Harbor Mini Speed Boats, Inc., responded to this review

Let me first say that SAFETY is first and foremost despite what the reviewer has stated in her review. If you take the time to read many of our Tripadvisor reviews over the past 3 years, you will see many reviewers applauding us for our safety program. During the summer season, many of our tours are cancelled due to either... More

Hillsborough, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Though pricy, this tour was worth every penny. A thrilling ride paired with stunning views of the Boston Harbor is a match for a perfect afternoon. I highly recommend booking through an external site, many people who used groupon and got a free picture for the same overall price. This tour is a lot of fun, but be wary if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is SO much fun. What a great and non typical touristy way to see the city. It was my husbands first time and he was able to see a little history and a lot of sights you wouldn’t normally see on land. PLUS he got a major adrenaline rush from being able to speed up a little on the... More

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East Falmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'd never experienced Boston harbor from this vantage point, and this was the way to see and learn! After an orientation to safety and the boats, my wife, seven rear old grandson and I got into our speedboat. (Normally it's for two, but we're small enough to fit.). We got our insight via two way radio from our tour guide,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What fun this was! totally helped get the stress out of a long week. Great tour guide too. We had a blast! one hour and a half of fun out on the harbor. You start in the no wake zone playing follow the leader. Everyone has a walkie talkie and the guidance is telling you all about the area. Once... More

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