About Chartering an Entire Ship
Help Every Nautical Mile.
As with any task one has never undertaken before, selecting the right ship for your important event probably seems complicated. In fact, given our expert staff, and fifty plus years of experience it is simpler than arranging the floral. From the first moment of contact you will be assigned a personal event consultant (PEC) who will not only thoughtfully answer every question but will also guide you in decisions unrelated to the charter of the vessel- such as caterers, musicians, décor or parking. Rest assured by the time your guests begin to descend the gangway, eager to board the vessel, there will be no small detail unattended.
Four simple steps and you’ll be offshore in no time-
1. Call our office, ask to speak with one of our Personal Event Consultants- Ted, Lorne, or Kerry.
2. Describe the IDEAL event providing such details as the occasion, number of guests, preferred dates, and budget.
3. Review and sign simple paperwork, leave a deposit.
4. Invite Guests!
Now that you’ve elected to host a unique event aboard an underway vessel you realize it must be pared with cuisine befitting not only the maritime environment, but also the budget. Not always an easy task. Boston’s storied reputation as the place for baked beans has long been replaced by fresh oysters, steamed lobsters, tournedos of beef, or bacon wrapped scallops. Or for those with a flare for the exotic:Sushi, sashimi or dim sum can just as easily be had. Alas, if the elegance or the expense is not a good fit for your casual event fear not: Hawaiian pizza, chicken burritos, or Grandmother’s lasagna can also be served as the crowd-pleaser. “Impossible”, “Too good to be true”, you exclaim?! Fear NOT- Here aboard a Mass Bay Lines vessel we intentionally want your event to be YOUR event. In other words, we allow any caterer in Boston aboard our vessel, or allow the guests to bring food from their home, for a private event! An unheard of luxury in today’s restrictive venue marketplace. We believe this ensures you get exactly what you want at a price that you can afford. Allow your personal event consultant to offer sage counsel and delicious suggestions.
You CAN get Here from There, easily.
At the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and I-93 getting in and out of Boston has never been easier. Our ships, tied up alongside Rowes Wharf, are located just behind the iconic landmark Boston Harbor Hotel- visually, the destination is not easily overlooked. Whether you are coming from the North Shore or the South Shore, the Cape or Western Massachusetts all of the major arterials now lead one effortlessly towards the waterfront. Furthermore, several major subway lines including the Blue, Orange and Red Lines have subway stations a short distance away. The Red Line at South Station is, in fact, less than a ten minute walk. Parking garages are ubiquitous with many a mere stone’s throw away. Your guests will be delighted you selected a venue with their transportation concerns thoughtfully considered.