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Address: 228 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: 508-984-4979
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Learning New Bedford

The tour which is taken on a small overhead covered pleasure craft and ours lasted about 75 minutes. On many of this type tour, you listen to a canned message that is repeated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The tour which is taken on a small overhead covered pleasure craft and ours lasted about 75 minutes. On many of this type tour, you listen to a canned message that is repeated over and over again. This was not true of the history lesson from Captain Rick. His version of New Bedford and Fair Haven, Massachusetts was very refreshing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nicely done! Very informative and a great tour of the harbor from on the water. Book in advance using their website to guarantee a spot. I also used Groupon for a great deal. 1 hour trip around the harbor and out past the hurricane wall.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had an exceptionally great time on this one hour tour of the Acushnet River, exploring the many piers and wharves with the New Bedford fishing fleet close by. Our Captain explained the various types of fishing boats and the workings of the fleet. His knowledge of the fishing industry and the history of this port made the trip very... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Acushnet Harbor Tour with Captain Joe. The small boat was full of passengers from our cruise ship, about 14. The tour lasted about an hour and we saw the fishing fleet, lighthouse, osprey nest, hurricane wall and gate up close, small islands and bridge. Captain Joe described points of interest and provided information about local history and politics and the... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took the 1:30 boat ride with Captain Rick. He knew a lot of information about the harbor. This was a fun and informative harbor tour of New Bedford and Fairhaven Ma. We also saw a seal swimming in the harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Be sure to get a reservation ahead of time as this boat only takes about 15 people. An hour long tour with a wonderful talented man who talked the entire hour about the history of New Bedford, the various fishing boats and how they caught their fish, stories of how someone rose from lowly job to owning 40 ships, who... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took the 3:00 PM tour with Captain Rick. He was very informative and enjoyed answering any questions. The tour lasted about 75 minutes. We went through the hurricane barrier into Buzzards Bay and in front of Fort Phoenix. We learned much about both the New Bedford and Fairhaven history as we went along the harbor and through the fishing... More 

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Ashland, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived in New Bedford mid-afternoon on a Sunday and after checking into our hotel decided to go for a walk. We headed to the Waterfront Visitor's Center on Pier 3 hoping to catch an afternoon harbor tour. We were lucky to get on the "Acushnet" for the 4:30 PM tour. The weather was lovely and we spent about 75... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We vsited here recently with our kids and took a tour of the harbor. It was nice to be up and close of the fishing vessels and to learn about them. Tour was about 70 minutes, took us otuside the dike, over to fairhaven and back around. Nice day out of the water...

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