Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a lobsterman in New England? The Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA is currently giving guests that opportunity, with Keep The Catch Lobster Excursions. Here are the details of this exciting opportunity:
Head out on an authentic lobster boat to learn how to bait, drop and haul in lobster traps. In between how-to-sessions, fledgling first mates can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling Boston Harbor and learn more about its great history. After a day at sea, return to Aragosta restaurant, where the Chef will prepare your lobster bakes over outdoor fire pits. With the package enjoy:
– Luxurious accommodations
– A 2 1/2 hour lobster boat excursion around Boston Harbor. Leaves from the hotel every Saturday at 1pm and returns at 3:30pm ($60 per person)
– Lobster Bake at the Fire Pits for two ($45 per person with your catch)
The boat accommodates a maximum of 6 guests per excursion. Reservations required at time of booking (5pm of 7pm dinner reservations available). This package is currently available on Saturdays only beginning Saturday, July 11th.
My husband did this excursion (I get seasick) with Captain Fred and deckhand Tim. Leaving from the dock right next to the hotel, he was whisked down the harbor where he was able to catch these for our dinner!
Along the way, Captain Fred gave a wonderful history of Boston, the harbor, and what is like to be a New England fisherman, with tales such as the fact he has broken every bone in his hand (twice!) from the snarls of traps and feisty lobsters! My husband also learned about the regulations of lobster fishing, and the differences between male and female lobsters.
The Battery Wharf Hotel will certainly not disappoint. With its well-appointed rooms, amazing views, and close-as-you-can-get proximity to the harbor and water taxi, it makes for a smart choice when staying in Boston. The centerpiece of Boston’s Battery Wharf renaissance, this hotel merges the North End’s trademark charm with a contemporary appreciation for history and sense of place. The on-site restaurant, Aragosta, offered amazing fare. Our first night there we indulged in lamb loin and fresh-caught, cornmeal-crusted trout.
We loved the layout as the hotel is spread across three buildings, with a secret underground walkway underneath. If you book a room in the Executive Suite, you will enjoy complimentary towels and waters in the morning after a jog or walk as well as a continental breakfast in the Executive room in the lobby area. Light snacks and drinks are served mid-afternoon as well as desserts and coffee and tea late evening. Make sure you request a water view… the sight lines are well worth it! The Battery Wharf Hotel is also a short 13 minute walk to the weekend farmer’s markets as well as the famous Quincy Market shopping area.
Get in while you still can for this amazing excursion and see this landmark hotel before the season is over!
*DISCLAIMER: Any opinions stated are strictly my own. I was sent the above item by CM Communications to help facilitate my review. All photos used in this post are courtesy of Kathy Zagorski.*