City by the Sea - Discover Historic New Bedford Harbor! Come experience the hidden jewel of the South Coast , where whaling history comes alive! Sail the same waters as Herman Melville and Joshua Slocum. See a real working waterfront. Take a water taxi around the Buzzard's Bay! Who better to guide you through our dynamic and beautiful harbor than our experienced sea captains! Take a 60-minute vacation aboard the M/V Acushnet and sail the same waters as Joshua Slocum and Herman Melville! Our clean, quiet vessel takes you and your out-of-town visitors on a relaxing, fully-narrated cruise around historic New Bedford Harbor. Visit the website for details.