It probably comes as no surprise that we could easily win an award for being tourists of the year. Especially with this blog post. But, at the risk of sounding touristy, I'll chance it. While in Boston for a quick layover on our honeymoon, Jo and I had a great experience that we wanted to share for others that find themselves in similar situations. If you ever find yourself stuck at Boston Logan, and you just can't stand the thought of waisting hours sitting around in those uncomfortable airport seats, there's good news for you. There are other options!
It's pretty rare that you find yourself at airport that accommodates, or in a situation where you have the time to get off the plane, catch a shuttle, then a taxi and make it into downtown and back in time to catch a connecting flight. Most airports are built so far away from downtown, provide little to no transportation, and are so chaotic that just the stress of leaving and checking back in would not be worth it. Well, Boston has figured out how to make it simple! They created the BOSTON WATER TAXI!
Jo and I only traveled with a carry on just for the sake of not having to check bags (this is our norm for traveling). So, we hopped right off the plane and hit the streets. Almost literally. We did have to wait the usual exit time period and navigate our way through the airport terminals. But, once we did that we simply walked right out the front doors of the airport where we caught a shuttle that took us to a dock. Now, I know what most think. This IS Boston. Docks, airports, yeah, yeah! We have ALL seen The Departed. It was NOT that scenario at all! We were dropped off at the water taxi loading dock by the five minute shuttle that picked us up directly from the airport. Fortunately, we were the ONLY ones willing to risk the rainy, chilled morning air by taking a boat ride. This made for no wait and even a couple of different boats to choose from.
The taxi round-trip cost us a total of $15. The view and nice morning boat ride were worth every dime. Our driver was super too! She told us about tons of hidden treasures within the city and some of the history. We had a guide and a GPS all in one. It’s always neat to get a local’s scoop on the city that you’re visiting too. Definitely puts things into a different perspective.
We began our trip to the heart of Boston on the docks and then at noon our same boat picked us up on the Boston side docks and brought us right back to the airport where the shuttle was sitting, as if it had been waiting the whole time! It was uniquely simple and time well spent.
If you’re ever in this awesome city, even if it’s just stopping through on a plane, I definitely recommend taking the water taxi! It’s neat, you get to connect with locals, and I mean seriously, who doesn't love a good boat ride? Especially when it’s through the Boston harbor!
“Dare to adventure into unknown seas. Treasures lie on the other side.”
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