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1000 Islands Tours – American Boat Line Neptune upgrade

June 18, 2017 by Mike

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More information on the ex – 1000 Islands tour boat “Neptune”

Since my previous article about the former American Boat Line “Neptune”  (once one of the a primary 1000 Islands tours fleet vessels with the American Boat Line out of Clayton, New York), I’ve discovered she’s more recently been part of Ft Lauderdale’s water taxi fleet as “Island Adventure”, and has undergone some further renovation!

Half a century old, and still worthy of earning a living

According to the water taxi website, the Captain’s Log says “So, why rebuild a 51 year old boat? The answer is simple…she has “good bones”  …  she needs a new lease on life and is going through a much-deserved keel to mast, stem to stern overhaul”.

Apparently since her 1000 Islands tours days, she’s had a few different paint schemes !

Boston Harbor Cruises

What caught my eye from the Boston Harbor Cruises website: the unmistakable hull lines!

and three more from recent times:

1000 Islands' former ABL Neptune, now Ft Lauderdale Water Taxi

Former ABL “Neptune” circa 2013

 

1000 Islands' former ABL Neptune, now Ft Lauderdale Water Taxi

1000 Islands’ former ABL Neptune, now Ft Lauderdale Water Taxi  circa 2015

 

1000 Islands Tours former ABL Neptune

1000 Islands’ former ABL Neptune, now Ft Lauderdale Water Taxi  circa 2015

You can see more about her Florida journey here

Here’s a look at her in Boston Harbor:

When she was part of the tour fleet at Boston’s Best Tours, I had a chance to go on board for a memorable tour – same “good bones” I recall as a kid when she was the Neptune.

 

 

So – What do you  know about this tour boat?

Let me know by commenting below, I’d love to hear from you!

 

Mike

 


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