Set Sail with Uberboat!
UPDATE [6.15.14]: Thanks for helping us make a splash with UberBOAT! We’ve loved kicking off summer with our friends at Boston Harbor Cruises and bringing you all over the Boston Harbor. Demand has been off the charts, and we and our friends at Boston Harbor Cruises have been thrilled by the great reception!
For the time being, today is the last day you can request a water taxi using the Uber app, but we’ll keep you posted on any future developments. Thanks for letting us charter you into summer!
[6.4.14]: Slip on your boat shoes, throw on that captain’s hat, and get ready to move around Boston in a whole new way… your UberBOAT is arriving now!
June 4 through June 15, you can use the Uber app to request a water taxi, powered by Boston Harbor Cruises. Make waves as you ride to your favorite Seaport restaurant. Sail over to the ICA for First Friday. Add a splash of fun to your morning commute – or even a quick cruise to or from Logan. Catching a flight has never been so easy!
To find out where UberBOAT can pickup and dropoff, check out the map.
|TELL YOUR FRIENDS|
HOW IT WORKS
- When you’re within a ¼ mile of the Boston Harbor, you’ll see the “UberBOAT” option in your app
- Place the pin at the dock location nearest to you and tap “REQUEST UberBOAT”
- Once your request has been accepted, the captain will give you a call to confirm your location and provide additional details on reaching the dock
We expect demand for UberBOATs to be high, so your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions about UberBOAT, send us an email!
* Rides to or from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal are $20 per person
** A $10 cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel more than five minutes after your captain has accepted the request.
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