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 !
- This one from an old Google search: former paint scheme
- Another version:
and three more from recent times:
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!