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Boston Harbor, Harbor Island’s Birding

On Saturday January 16, 2010 there will be a cruise that will travel to the outer Harbor Islands, Hingham Bay and the Weir River estuary.  The trip is a partnership between the National Park Service, the manager of many of the Harbor Islands, and Boston’s Best Cruises cruise line. Both Park Service personnel and a number of experienced birders will be leading the tour. The cost is $14 for a ticket to board the cruise ship. Reservations are encouraged and the number of tickets is limited.

The trip will be taken aboard the Voyager III and offers enclosed heated areas. There is also open deck space, which is better suited to the best bird viewing opportunities.

The Cruise departs from the Harbor Express Terminal (703 Washington St.) in Quincy or Long Wharf North (near the Long Wharf Marriott and Christopher Columbus Park). Boat departures from Quincy & Boston on the following schedule:

Depart Quincy at 10:15 AM
Depart Boston 11:00 AM
Return to Boston: 2:00 PM
Return to Quincy 2:30 PM

Please plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before departure time to allow time for boarding. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Please visit the Park Service website at: http://www.bostonislands.org/events_search.asp for more information.

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