Posted May 20th, 2010, 11:31 AM
How many people are you exactly? If you are 4 people, then cab is a reasonable option. Here's one suggestion.
1) Take the Silver Line at Black Falcon to South Station and transfer to the Red Line (direction Alewife) two stops to Park St. ($2/pp) The Freedom Trail starts at Boston Common and wanders through local streets. Follow the Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market - it should be lunch time so you can check out the restaurants and food court.
2) At this point you might want to part ways. IMO there is nothing unique about the aquarium unless you've never been to one - I'd continue on the Freedom Trail into the North End (Italian restaurants, Old North Church and Paul Revere House) or take the water taxi from Long Wharf ($1.70) over to the Constitution.
3) Cab is probably the best way back to the ship. However, if you feel like doing some walking, you can do the riverwalk along the harbor for a while and then catch a cab or the Silver Line SL2 from South Station.
I've just hit the highlights - if you need more details, please ask.
Radiance Alaska 5/17/17 to 6/3/17