Infrastructure & Environment

Uber Will Offer Boat Service in Boston

June 4, 2014

For a few weeks this month, Uber users can say “Ahoy!” to a new service being offered by the on-demand transportation company: UberBOAT.

In a post on their blog on Tuesday, Uber announced the new initiative, which will last from June 4 through June 15, and allow fans of the black-car provider to use their existing app to hail a water taxi service, powered by Boston Harbor Cruises, around the Boston Harbor.

“Slip on your boat shoes, throw on that captain’s hat, and get ready to move around Boston in a whole new way,” the company said in the post announcing the new temporary service. “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.”

The UberBOAT option will allow people to ride around in the waters from Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A one-way ride will cost $10 per person, in addition to a $1 Uber booking fee, according to the company. A 20 percentgratuity will also be automatically added to the tab for boat service, which will go toward the captain of the vessel.

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