Are the ships handicapped accessible?
The ships are not handicapped accessible.
Are there any physical requirements to visit the ships?
There may be steep ladders (stairways) to climb and narrow passageways to traverse during a ship tour. Ship tours may not be appropriate for individuals with heart conditions, breathing difficulties, or other medical conditions impacting their ability to navigate such challenges.
What items are allowed on the ships?
Small hand-carried items such as handbags, clear bottles of water, small cameras or diaper bags are permitted. All personnel are screened and all bags are searched before entering the pier.
What items are not allowed on the ships?
The following are not permitted: electronic smoking devices, 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. All electronic devices are subject to examination for functionality. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard reserve the right to prohibit other items not listed above. Please also review the Sail Boston Prohibited Items List.
May I take photographs on the ships?
Yes, photography is permitted aboard the ship during the tours. Pictures of the security personnel or procedures are prohibited. Photo and story sharing is encouraged on all social media platforms. Whenever possible, please use #SailBoston on photos/videos posted to social media.
Is smoking allowed on the ships?
No. There is no smoking aboard any ship or anywhere on the piers. Please note that electronic smoking devices are prohibited on the ship.
Is food available during the ship visitation?
No food is available on the ships, but visitors might be able to purchase water and some food items at concession stands near the ship.
Can I purchase ship memorabilia during my tour?
Yes, the ship will have a limited amount of memorabilia available for sale during the tours – cash sales only, all sales final.