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Tall Ships Race from Boston to Charlottetown


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Travel information

Welcome on board Europa for your Tall Ships race from Boston to Charlottetown. Your voyage is part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta organized by Sail Training International in association with Le Rendez-Vous Naval de Quebec. More then 40 ships are gathering in Boston from the 17th June 2017 for the Sail Boston Tall Ships festival, so if you have some time to spare come in a few days early, visit the sailingships and the city and check out the competition.

Embarkation in Boston

Embarkation for your Tall Ships Race on board EUROPA is planned for 22nd June 2017 at 08.00 hrs. Please make sure you are on time for embarkation. All Tall Ships will be leaving the port of Boston today from 08.00 hrs. Time and order of departure is at the request of the organization of Sail Boston, so we may not be able to wait for you if you arrive late.


Europa is a ship/carrier not signatory to the USA Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and all guest crew now on board for the ocean crossing from Cape Town to Boston needed to arrange a visa for the USA.

We strongly advise you to arrange a B1/B2 visa, a non-immigrant visa for business or pleasure. Please note that this INCLUDES citizens from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), like the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Ireland. Any situation which arises from not possessing a B1/B2 visa are for your own account.

This to avoid any confusion at airports, questions or reports about your departure out of the country or possible issues the next time you try to enter the U.S.

Disembarkation Canada

Disembarkation Charlottetown: 1st July 2017, 09.00 hrs.

Most of you will not need a visa for entry to Canada, but please do check the specific visa requirements for your country here.
The easiest way to leave Prince Edward Island after the end of your voyage is via the domestic airport in Charlottetown.

What to pack

For a recommended packing list please dowload the full Final Voyage Information PDF (top left). Only available for community members.

Boston Arrival and Travel information

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and lies 216miles northwest of New York. Easily reached from neighbouring states by rail and road and extensive international flight connections. The three main viewing areas for Sail Boston 2017 are the Seaport Dist rict, Charlestown and East Boston. Boston is known as a walking city and has very accessible and convenient public transportation.

By Train
New York to Boston: Amtrak train from Pennsylvania (Penn) Station to Boston South/North Station
Québec to Boston: ViaRail train from Gare du Palais (Québec) to Gare Centrale (Montreal). Switch to Amtrak train at Gare Centrale (Montreal) to Penn Station (New York). Penn Station (New York) to Boston South/North Station
Amtrak -
ViaRail -

By Air
There are numerous direct flights to Boston Logan International Airport from USA and Europe. Most international arrivals come through Terminal E.
There is a free shuttle bus service between airline terminals and the Airport Station.
Flying to New York is another option, with many connecting flights to Boston airport.

Boston Logan International Airport is 3.4 miles from the Seaport District)

MBTA Subway: Silver Line – SL1 to World Trade Center Station or Courthouse Station. Journey time approx 13 min. – Fare: $ 2.10 -

Taxi/Uber to Seaport District (10 min.) – Fare: (approx. $15.00) Airport to
Charlestown Navy Yard (1 st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129) Taxi/Uber (13 min.)
– Fare: approx $ 20

Boston Authorized Taxi Companies

By Car
There are three main routes into Boston:
• I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West
• I-95 from the North and South
• I-93 from the North and South
Hire car information can be found at with many companies located at the airport

By Bus
New York (Penn Station) to Boston (South/North Station) (4h30 min./355 km)
Greyhound Bus Line-
Or Peter Pan Bus Line -

Québec (Gare du Palais/Terminus d’autobus de gare du Palais) to Boston (requires a stop in Montreal) (3-5 hours/408 km)

Québec to Montreal (3h20 min./410km) Orleans Express-
Montreal (Gare Centrale) to Boston South/North Station (7-9 hours/796 km) Greyhound Bus Line–
Getting to/from the North/South stations and the viewing areas is easily accessible by public
transport, taxi or a short walk. Further information can be found


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