Boston Navy Week/Tall Ships Visitation Schedule
June 27, 2012
Public visitation on participating ships in this year’s Boston Navy Week and Tall Ships event will begin Thursday, June 28, and continue through Thursday, July 5.
Visitation times are subject to change
Location: North Jetty Massport
- Visitation hours: June 30 – July 3 & July 5, 12 p.m. – 6 p. m.
- No public visitation on July 4
Location: Black Falcon Terminal
USS Gravely (DD 107), HMCS Preserver (AOR 510), HMCS Iroquois (DDH 280), RFA Argus (A 135), and FGS Hessen (F 221)
- Visitation hours: June 30 – July 5, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- RFA Argus will close visitation at 2 p.m. on June 30.
- HMCS Iroquois will close visitation at 2 p. m. on July 1.
- HMCS Preserver, HMCS Iroquois, and RFA Argus will not be open for visitation on July 5.
Location: City of Boston Pier 4
HNOMS Thor Heyerdahl (F 314), HDMS Esbern Snare (L17), NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (S 222), and USCGC Juniper (WLB 201)
- Visitation hours: June 30 – July 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- USCGC Juniper will open for visitation at noon on June 30.
- HNOMS Thor Heyerdahl and HDMS Esbern Snare will close visitation at 2 p.m. on July 2.
Location: Charlestown Navy Yard
USS Constitution, USCGC Eagle (WIX 327), HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707), and HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
- Visitation hours: June 28 – July 5, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- USS Constitution will only be open for for visitation June 28 and June 29.
- USCGC Eagle will not open for visitation until June 30 at 1 p.m.
- USCGC Eagle will close visitation at 5 p.m. on July 1.
- HMCS Goose Bay and HMCS Moncton will open July 1 and July 2 only.
- USCGC Eagle will close visitation at 5 p.m. on July 3.
- USS Constitution will not be open for visitation on July 4.
- USCGC Eagle will not be open for visitation on July 4 or July 5.
Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base
HMCS Kingston (MM 700), HMCS Summerside (MM 711), and USCGC Marcus Hanna (WLM 554)
- Visitation hours: June 30 & July 1, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Fish Pier Massport
Cisne Branco (Brazil), BAE Guayas (Ecuador), ARC Gloria (Colombia) and Dewaruci (Indonesia)
- Visitation hours:
- June 30, July 1, July 4: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- July 2-3, July 5: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What to Expect:
Visitors to ships should plan on wearing comfortable clothing and should be aware if you are bringing a handbag or camera case it will be searched prior to entering. Guests are encouraged to wear flat, rubber-soled shoes and to avoid high heels, open-toe shoes, necklaces that can get caught on ship equipment and bags that will be too heavy to carry comfortably.
Visitors should look for clearly marked entrances. All guests must pass through a security checkpoint prior to accessing any ship. The security check is similar to the type used at most airports and consists of a walk-through metal detector and/or wand scan.
All adults should present a photo I.D. when passing through security. Tours are open on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservation is required or accepted.
There is no age requirement to tour U.S. Navy Ships during Boston Navy Week. However, there may be steep ladders (stairways) to climb and uneven surfaces to traverse during a ship tour, and thus, tours may not be appropriate for small children and may be difficult for individuals with heart conditions, breathing difficulties, or other medical conditions impacting their ability to navigate such challenges. The ships are not handicapped accessible.
Photography is permitted onboard the ships during tours. Items not permitted are glass bottles, cans or containers of any type; banners, posters or signs of any type; mace, pepper spray, or other defensive sprays or chemicals; knives, firearms, fireworks or any explosive; illegal drugs or paraphernalia; flammable liquids or aerosol spray cans; club weapons; and animals.
The Navy reserves the right to prohibit other items not listed above.
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