Boston Marine Tourism Gains Steam
July 6, 2011
An article in the Boston Globe profiles how a cottage industry of small marine tourism businesses — from floating vacation rentals to green taxis — are developing as Boston’s waterfront revival gains momentum.
Don Benoit of Foxborough is one of the new crop of harbor entrepreneurs counting on the attraction of water. In May, Benoit launched Cityside Harbor Shuttle to offer quick and easy rides around Boston Harbor from wharf to wharf, Thursday through Sunday. Private dock hops have become popular with locals who want to dine at the new restaurant-rich Liberty Wharf, see the city’s growing Innovation District or stroll the HarborWalk.
Although Boston’s marine tourism industry is in its infancy, many expect the area to become the city’s new hot zone.