FAQs About Sailing on the Pilgrim Belle

The Pilgrim Belle is one of the most popular attractions for people looking for an adventure on the water and a new way of exploring Plymouth Harbor. In addition to our whale watching trips and fishing charters, we offer a variety of excursions on the Pilgrim Belle for a number of different occasions. Here are the answers to some questions passengers frequently have before setting sail.

What exactly is the Pilgrim Belle?

The Pilgrim Belle is a Mississippi style paddle wheeler that travels around Plymouth Harbor. The boat has no conventional propeller and relies purely on the paddle to move through the water. The Pilgrim Belle departs from the Mayflower II State Pier, which is right in the heart of Plymouth. Each sail takes about an hour, and there is a full bar as well as a variety of snacks and drinks available for cash-only purchase. Passengers can sit on the sun deck for the journey or ride inside a climate-controlled cabin. There are also restrooms on board.

When does the Pilgrim Belle sail?

The Pilgrim Belle departs from the pier every two hours, starting at 11 a.m., with the last departure at 5 p.m. There is also a sunset cruise that leaves nightly at 7 p.m. for a 90-minute cruise. The boat is available for private charters and is a popular choice for weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, retirement parties, and other special events. The boating staff works with each private charter to personalize catering, decorating, and entertainment needs.

Is the journey smooth?

The Pilgrim Belle is the perfect sailing adventure for everyone, since the ride is virtually guaranteed to be smooth. Plymouth Harbor is protected from the elements, so the water remains calm. This trip is ideal for people of all ages and enjoyable for everyone.

Explore Plymouth with a ride on the Pilgrim Belle with Captain John Boats. Learn more about the Pilgrim Belle as well as our deep sea fishing charters and whale watching in Plymouth by calling (508) 927-5575.

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