Yankee Clipper Harbor Tours
Come aboard the 42-passenger Yankee Clipper for a fun, family-friendly way to experience the Merrimack River and Newburyport Harbor.
This year, our season begins Friday May 31 and lasts into October.
Tickets can be purchased online through this site, at our dockside ticket booth on the day of the trip, or you can pay with cash on board the boat.
Narrated Scenic Harbor Tours
Duration 1 hour. Our Narrated Scenic Harbor Tours depart 7 days a week, at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Experience the sights, sounds and feel of beautiful Newburyport Harbor, the Great Salt Marsh, and the Merrimack River. Our crew weaves together the area's maritime, economic and natural history, from the end of the last Ice Age 15,000 years ago to the most modern elements of life today, in one of America's most storied harbors. You'll learn what makes the salt marsh one of the most productive and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Common wildlife sightings on this trip include osprey, eagles, hawks, herons, egrets, diving cormorants, harbor seals and deer! Tickets $21 for adults and $10 for children.
Sunset Cocktail Cruises
Duration 90 minutes. Sit back and take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Newburyport Harbor and the Merrimack River with a cold beer or glass of wine. The captain will show you the highlights of the river, but there's no formal narration on this cruise. Fridays and Saturdays, departing at 6:30 pm. Tickets $25 adults and $15 children. On Fridays, we provide live music.
Clipper Heritage Trail’s "Along the Water’s Edge" Waterfront Harbor Tour
Duration 90 minutes. Join local historian Ghlee Woodworth and marine ecologist Captain Paul Aziz aboard the Yankee Clipper and enjoy a 90 minute cruise along the beautiful Merrimack River. Step back in time and hear about shipyards, Caldwell’s Rum, and a castle as we cruise upriver to Amesbury. On the return leg, the Yankee Clipper takes us along the shores of Joppa, home of clammers, fishermen, and hunters, as we discover the timeless significance of our local estuary. Tickets $29.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Tour
Duration 2.5 hours. Pristine beauty, wide open space, gorgeous views, and the chance to float up and down the peaceful, winding creeks of the world's second most productive ecosystem. Learn how Plum Island and the Great Marsh were formed and how important they are. Trips scheduled periodically during the season. Tickets $35 adults $20 children.
Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Cruise
August 3rd. Depart 8:15 pm to watch this year's Yankee Homecoming fireworks from the harbor. Tickets $35 adults $20 children.
You Can Also Charter the Yankee Clipper
Call us to discuss the chartering of our vessel for any occasion when you might want the boat just to yourselves, for example: birthday parties, anniversary parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, company outings, ashes at sea, team building events, school trips or any reason! You can have your event catered, bring your own music, or use our services.