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lives at Salem's Pickering Wharf Marina and takes visitors around the historic Salem Sound, where they can learn about the fishermen, priva- teers, and pirates who once sailed the waters. For an even more immer- sive experience, young sailors can sign up for a week-long day camp aboard the schooner where they'll experience what life was like in the 1800s, charting a deserted island and swimming in secluded coves. $35 / adults • $25 / seniors • $15 / children 978.729.7600 • www.schoonerfame.com Charles Riverboat Company Bisecting Boston and Cambridge, the Charles River is a significant part of both cities' landscapes, and the Charles Riverboat Company is the only tour company that offers cruises of the river basin and Boston Harbor. The climate-controlled boat departs from Cambridgeside Galleria Mall, offering three distinct tour experiences. The basic hour- long tour features entertaining and educational narration from the cast and crew, pointing out historic and cultural sights including Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, M.I.T., and Harvard. The 90-minute Architectural Tour, co-sponsored by the BSA Space, highlights land- marks on both sides of the river, including the Custom House, the Prudential Building, and the Hancock Tower. A guide from Boston By Foot narrates the tour. And the laid-back Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise, departing from Liberty Wharf, invites passengers to order a drink from the full bar while taking in the views of the city skyline. Prices vary • 617.621.3001 • www.charlesriverboat.com Charles River Canoe & Kayak For boating on a smaller scale, Charles River Canoe & Kayak has the local inland waterways covered. From Kendall Square in Cambridge to Newton's Nahanton Park, the company offers rentals of kayaks, canoes, row boats, paddleboats, and stand-up paddleboards. The largest of these is Lake Cochituate, a former reservoir for Boston made up of three main sections connected by tunnels. Surrounded by sandy beaches and peaceful coves, the lake is popular with swimmers, fisher- men, and even windsurfers — and perfect for a day of relaxed paddling. Prices vary • 617.965.5110 • www.paddleboston.com 186 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 excursions "entertaining and educational" Kayman Charters Charles Riverboat Company C O U R T E S Y O F K A Y M A N C H A R T E R S ( L E F T ) A N D T O M C O P P E T O / C H A R L E S R I V E R B O A T C O M P A N Y ( R I G H T ) 180-186_WWMb14_excursions_boating_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/28/14 12:53 PM Page 186