Saturday, May 4, 2013

On the water in Massachusetts

Whether you desire an escape to a pristine natural environment or a spirited excursion that provides panoramic views of Boston, there is a Massachusetts river cruise to suit your charter bus group’s needs. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is home to 4,230 miles of rivers that are flanked by dense forests, colonial architecture and a wealth of historic sites. Massachusetts river cruises give charter bus visitors the opportunity to explore the area’s scenic beauty, while learning about its history. Explore Massachusetts’ rivers with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus charter from Bus Charter Boston.
The Charles River and Locks Sightseeing Cruise is a 90-minuted narrated tour of Boston's Inner Harbor. The cruise is operated by the Boston Harbor Cruise company, which has been providing water tours since 1926. The Charles River and Locks Cruise offers Boston charter bus visitors unobstructed views of the of the Boston and Cambridge skylines and it passes a number of noteworthy sights, including the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world that is still afloat, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, Harvard, M.I.T. and Beacon Hill. On-ship amenities include snack and liquor bars that offer fast food and alcoholic beverages for a fee. This cruise runs from late June until early September; it's offered once daily during the week and twice per day on weekends.
Cape Ann’s River Cruise is a laid back excursion that takes charter bus guests along the Annisquam River on the northern shore of Massachusetts. The cruise is conducted by the Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, which is located in Gloucester, a picturesque city that is the home of the oldest seaport in the US. The cruise takes place aboard the “Anni” pontoon boat. The cruise takes passengers on a peaceful ride past several of the area’s top attractions, including the Annisquam Harbor Light house, a permanent fixture in the area since the early 1800s, riverfront homes and cottages, and Ipswich Bay. Light snacks and beverages are available for purchase aboard the cruise. Cruises run from late-June until Labor Day. Charter bus guests staying at least one night at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort receive complimentary admission to the river cruise.
Essex River Cruise and Charters offers charter bus visitors several narrated tours of the Essex River and a range of sites that have been immortalized in Hollywood films. The tours take place in Essex, a coastal city located 26-miles north of Boston and travel a tidal estuary, which flanks the Atlantic Ocean. The 1.5-hour cruise is the company’s most extensive excursion. The cruise takes charter bus guests along a sprawling route that provides glimpses of a number of attractions, such as the Ship Building Museum, Cross Islands and a saltwater marsh. The tour also travels past several sites that have been featured in Hollywood movies, including Woodman’s Restaurant from the film “Grown-Ups”; Crane Beach from “the Witches of Eastwick”; and Castle Hill from the “Thomas Crown Affair.” Snacks, souvenirs and beverages are available for purchase at the tour company’s gift shop. Cruises run daily from May through October.
Cruise down the rivers in Massachusetts when you visit the state with a charter bus from Charter Bus Boston. Charter Bus Boston provides you with fully equipped charter buses that will suit any charter bus group transport need.