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On June 17, 2017, the Tall Ships make their return to Boston. And you can have a front row seat with Boston Harbor Cruises. Reserve your tickets today and don’t miss a moment of the majesty.



 Tall Ships at Anchorage Cruise  | Grand Parade of Sail Cruise 

 Tall Ships Luncheon & Viewing Cruise | 90-Minute Viewing Cruise 

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Celebrating the Age of Sail

Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and the only US race port. The trans-Atlantic regatta will start in Royal Greenwich, UK. From there the fleet will race to Sines, Portugal, then on to Bermuda. The next stop is Boston for Sail Boston 2017®. From here the fleet will cruise north to Quebec City, Canada.

The Ships and Their Stories

Learn a little more about the ships, their histories, and the people who sail and built them. 

Gulden Leeuw

A big, sturdy sailing ship reminiscent of the 1930’s, with the deck layout of a classic yacht, the Gulden Leeuw (Golden Lion) was designed and built for real bluewater sailing, and has cruised all the oceans of the world.

La Union

This magnificent four-masted frigate is a training ship of the Peruvian navy, as well as a sailing ambassador for her home country. She is designed for a crew of 250 and was launched in December 2014.


Esmerelda is a four-masted topsail schooner launched in 1953. She is the pride of the Chilean navy, bearing the name of prior ships in the service of Chile that sailed to glory and into the history books.

Alexander von Humboldt II

Named for the celebrated German explorer, the Alexander von Humboldt II features three-masted rigging. Originally commissioned in 1906 as a reserve light vessel this updated incarnation offers seaworthy training for aspiring sailors from 14 – 75 years of age.