Tour Boat, As A Form Of Water Transport
A small boat used for touring or tourist reasons. Tour boats typically travel for a short period of less than a day. Contrasts tour boats with with cruise ships that travel for many days with accommodation in cabins.
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Backed Out
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(Date Photographed: 17:36:55 Saturday 20 January 2018)
(Date Published: Tuesday 29 January 2019)
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A tour boat had just backed out from its dock as our huge Princess Cruise ship passed by. Just as we photographed the tour boat, those on the tour boat also photographed us. The name of the boat was the Karin Lynn, which billed itself as a harbor tour or whale watching boat.


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San Francisco Bay
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San Francisco Bay, Pier 39 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Published: Saturday 23 April 2011)
(Date Photographed: 16:22:36 Sunday 23 November 2008)
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A small tour boat provided rides around the area of Pier 39. It hugged the shore and ran from Pier 39 up to Fort Mason and back again. This was a near-shore style tour boat capable of travel in good weather only.


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Turtle Beach, Costa Rica
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Turtle Beach Lodge internal link near Tortuguero, Costa Rica
(Date Published: Saturday 23 April 2011)
(Date Photographed: 15:33:48 Tuesday 9 September 2008)
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One of the nicer features of the Turtle Beach Lodge located down the river from Tortuguero, Costa Rica, were its early morning nature tours. The low and wide tour boats with their numerous yellow seats were surprisingly comfortable and quiet. The folks at Turtle Beach Lodge led their tours earlier than any surrounding lodge so provided a more private and revealing look at the birds, animals, and plants in early pre-dawn light.


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Sacramento River
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Sacramento River, Old Town, Sacramento internal link California
(Date Published: Wednesday 30 January 2008)
(Date Photographed: in 2007)
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A river-boat returned to port after providing a tour of the Old-Town area of Sacramento. A fairly large boat with indoor dining and a partially covered viewing deck.


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Dublin Quay
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Quay area internal link Dublin, Ireland
(Date Published: Wednesday 30 January 2008)
(Date Photographed: in 2007)
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A small tour boat gave tourists a ride around the quay area of Dublin. This was an old warehouse area undergoing tremendous rebuilding and a massive redesign into a tourist and visitor area.


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River Seine, Paris
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(Date Published: Wednesday 30 January 2008)
(Date Photographed: in 2007)
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This was just one of the many tour boats that plied the River Seine. All the boats were long and wide and carried a huge number of tourists. Despite their romantic reputation, they had an overpowering odor of commercialism.


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