Boston Water Taxi Services

Fastest Transportation Around Boston's Waterfront

Boston water taxi heading toward Boston Logan Airport / Boston Water Taxi -
Water taxi crossing Boston Harbor

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. 

Or, find out how to take a water taxi from Logan Airport to Downtown Boston

Boston Discovery Guide Tips:

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.


Boston Water Taxis - Phone Numbers

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.

Boston Harbor Cruises - Water Taxis

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

Rowes Wharf Water Taxi

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

City Water Taxi

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

Photo of Boston water taxi at Long Wharf dock waiting for passengers to board / Boston Water Taxi -
Water Taxi dock at Long Wharf on Boston's Downtown Waterfront


Boston Water Taxi Destination Map

 Map showing Boston water taxi stops around Boston waterfront and Boston Logan Airport/ Map courtesy of Massport

This map shows the 20+ destinations around Boston Harbor where water taxis will take you.  You'll see signs showing you where to board.

Photo of Boston Water Taxi drop-off point and yellow checkered phone across from Seaport Hotel in South Boston waterfront / Boston Water Taxi -
City Water Taxi sign across from Seaport Boston Hotel in South Boston Waterfront


Inner Harbor Water Taxi Destinations -

What's Near Each Stop

  • Logan Airport (East Boston) / Hyatt Harborside, Hilton Boston Logan Airport / Embassy Suites at Logan Airport
  • Boston Ship Yard & Marina (East Boston)
  • Black Falcon Cruise Terminal (South Boston Waterfront) / EDIC dock with boat to Thompson Island / Boston Design Center
  • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion / (South Boston Waterfront)
  • World Trade Center (South Boston Waterfront) / Boston Convention and Exhibition Center / Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel / Seaport Hotel / Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel / Provincetown ferry / Spirit of Boston cruises / Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant (South Boston Waterfront)
  • Fan Pier (South Boston Waterfront) / Moakley Federal Courthouse / Daily Catch Restaurant
  • Barking Crab Restaurant (South Boston Waterfront)
  • Children's Museum (South Boston Waterfront)
  • InterContinental Hotel (Downtown Boston; closest stop to South Station, Downtown Crossing, Langham Hotel, Post Office Square)
  • Rowes Wharf (Downtown Boston) / Boston Harbor Hotel / Downtown Financial District
  • Central Wharf / New England Aquarium  (Downtown Boston)
  • Long Wharf (Downtown Boston) / Marriott Long Wharf Hotel /, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market / Boston Harbor Cruises / Provincetown Connection / Waterboat Marina
  • Yacht Haven Marina (North End)
  • Commercial Wharf (North End)
  • Lincoln Wharf (North End)
  • Lewis Wharf (North End) / Sargent's Wharf / Pilot House
  • Burroughs Wharf (North End)
  • Fairmont Battery Hotel Wharf (North End)
  • Constitution Wharf (North End) / U.S. Coast Guard Station
  • Lovejoy Wharf / North Station / TD Garden
  • Tudor Wharf (Charlestown) / Residence Inn Marriott / Constitution Marina
  • Pier 4 in Charlestown / Charlestown Navy Yard / USS Constitution / Flagship Wharf
  • Shipyard Quarters Marina (Charlestown)
  • Boston Harbor Islands
  • JFK Library (Dorchester)


Boston Water Taxis - How Much Will You Pay?

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.

Photo of Boston Water Taxi drop-off point and yellow checkered phone across from Seaport Hotel in South Boston waterfront / Boston Water Taxi -
Water taxi pulling up at Long Wharf


Water Taxi Special:  Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to Boston Logan Airport

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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