Travel with the MBTA for Sail Boston 2017
June 17-22, 2017
Take the T to See the Tall Ships!
Boston will be welcoming a fleet of up to 40 international Tall Ships as a part of the Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta from June 17th-22nd for Sail Boston. Events throughout the course of the week will include a Grand Parade of Sail, festival, parade, and public boarding of ships. All are free and open to the public. To learn more, view the schedule of events.
The MBTA is providing extra service, shuttles to the best viewing areas, and special unlimited passes to get you around.
An express shuttle between the Sullivan Square Orange Line station and Charlestown Navy Yard will run through Wednesday June 21st to provide quick access to docked ships. A $5.00 shuttle pass is required to board shuttles, except for special eligibility customers.
The shuttle will operate on the following schedule:
Monday, June 19th-Wednesday, June 21st: Service running approximately every 5 minutes from 10:00A - 10:00P or until the end of the event.
Sail Boston Transportation Passes
Traveling with the MBTA will be one of the easiest ways to get around the city during Sail Boston. Throughout the week there will be road closures, limited parking, and restricted areas. MBTA express shuttles will run on June 17th-21st from Sullivan Square station to Charlestown Navy Yard, with additional shuttles on June 17th from JFK/UMass station to Castle Island.
Experience Sail Boston and travel around the city hassle-free by purchasing special Sail Boston MBTA passes. All passes include travel on all MBTA shuttles and will be printed on a plastic card with a commemorative Sail Boston graphic. Limited quantities are available. Children 11 years old and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult, with a limit of two children for each adult.
MBTA Sail Boston Passes are not valid for use on the Sail Boston Express or Sail Boston Circulator shuttles operated by Yankee Express.
The final day to purchase passes online was Tuesday, June 6th.
Special Eligibility Passes
MBTA special eligibility pass holders (Senior CharlieCard, Student CharlieCard, TAP ID, or Youth Pass) can take advantage of MBTA Sail Boston bus shuttles by showing their pass to MBTA officials when boarding. Learn more about who qualifies for special eligibility passes here.
Sail Boston asks that all visitors planning to attend the event refrain from bringing the following items into the event:
- Coolers on wheels
- Firearms, weapons, sharp objects or fireworks
- Glass containers
- Pre-mixed beverages
- Alcoholic beverages
- Grills, propane tanks or open flames
- Pop up tents/canopies
- Wagons or pull carts
- Pets (except service animals)