Harbor Cruises Excited To Be At Full Capacity Despite Dreary Weather

WBZ-TV's Louisa Moller reports.

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- As some normalcy returns, people are heading outdoors for activities they haven't done in over a year, weather permitting. From casinos to cruises, many businesses are loosening or even scrapping restrictions, and finally have customers coming through the door. WBZ's Louisa Moller is live for us in Boston tonight with more on that. Louisa?

LOUISA MOLLER: Well, Ken, you know it may be a bit of a salty day. But a remarkable number of people are taking to the seas as Boston Harbor Cruises set sail at full capacity today. Boats like the Codzilla can now go out packed to the gills. For some Boston Harbor Cruises boats, that means 300 to 400 people aboard.

Today, the general manager says they still had a pretty good showing despite the rain-- 60 or so people aboard a 4:30 cruise, 100 people slated to board a 7:15 sunset cruise. May not have the sunset here, but they'll still be aboard. General Manager Bob Lawler says the excitement about reopening is all there. Now they just have to beef up their staffing.

BOB LAWLER: We've just been trying to get back to normal. So opening up to full capacity, hiring as many people as we can, and really being able to accommodate the guests that are here. We've been sold out for the last few weekends because we've been at half capacity.

LOUISA MOLLER: So you just heard Bob. They were sold out for Mother's Day weekend. They were sold out last weekend. So I'm sure this work will be very busy just as soon as we get a sunny day. Live in Boston, Louisa Moller, WBZ News.