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Boston water taxis provide fast, convenient, and affordable transportation between numerous waterfront destinations, including the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, TD Garden, and the New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
If you are flying into Boston Logan Airport, the fastest way to get Downtown is by water taxi - and you can't beat the view.
Keep reading to find out more about Boston's two water taxi services, their destinations, and fares.
If you want to travel between two points on or near Boston's waterfront - for example, between CruisePort or Logan Airport and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, or from the Boston Harbor Hotel to a Celtics or Bruins game at TD Garden - a water taxi will almost always be your fastest option.
But lots of visitors don't know about our water taxis - so think of them as an "insider's secret" that will minimize your time stuck in Boston traffic and maximize your fun.
To arrange for water taxi service from most locations, just call one of the numbers below. If you're at Logan Airport, you can head straight to the boarding ramp - find out how to get there from your terminal.
Days/hours of operation: 365 days/year; Monday-Saturday, 6:30am - 10pm; Sunday 6:30am - 8pm
Call for service: 617-227-4320; serves about 22 destinations, including the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal and Logan Airport
For more information and complete list of destinations: website
Days/hours of operation: 365 days/year
- November 2 - April 1: Monday - Sunday, 7am - 10pm
- April 2 - November 1: Monday - Saturday, 7am - 10pm; Sunday, 7am - 8pm
Extra benefit: Rowes Wharf Water Taxi will store your luggage for you for free in their locked storage room when you use their Water Taxi service to and from Logan Airport
Call for service: 617-406-8584.
For more information: website
Days/hours of operation: 365 days/year; Monday - Saturday, 7am - 10pm; Sunday, 7am - 8pm
Call for service: 617-422-0392; water taxi landings at the Seaport Hotel, Marriott Long Wharf, and Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf in Charlestown are equipped with orange and white checkerboard call boxes; at other hotels, ask the concierge to call
For more information: website
This map shows the 20+ destinations around Boston Harbor where water taxis will take you. You'll see signs showing you where to board.
Boston's water taxis operate under the oversight of MassPort, the Massachusetts transportation agency. You may be relieved to know that just like fares for land taxis, water taxi fares are regulated so you don't have to worry about being charged the wrong fare.
The 7-minute trip from Boston Logan Airport to Downtown costs $10 each way, or $17 for a round trip. Children 12 and under ride free with a paying adult.
Fares between other Boston Harbor locations vary, but are typically about $15-$20 each way. Confirm the fare when you call for service.
If you have time before your flight and want to store your bags securely and explore Boston for awhile, the easiest and also the cheapest option is to take advantage of the Rowes Wharf Water Taxi's cruise ship special.
For $25/person, a Rowes Wharf water taxi will pick you up at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, take you to Rowes Wharf just a few minutes away, store your luggage for free in their locked storage room while you explore the city, and then take you over to the airport for your flight home. To arrange this service, call their office at 617-261-6620, or the water taxi captain at 617-406-8584.
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