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Itinerary
Begin your narrated tour from Boston’s historic Long Wharf pier. Drinks and food are available for purchase on board.

Cruise past the USS Constitution, a circa 1797 frigate named by George Washington and the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy. You also see the Tea Party tall ships, authentically restored and berthed in the same spot where the Sons of Liberty embarked on their revolutionary act in 1773.

Pass by Old North Church, where Paul Revere is said to have told a sexton how to signal the advance of British troops—”one if by land, and two, if by sea” as poet Henry W. Longfellow wrote—and admire Boston Light, the first light station established in North America.

At the end of the tour, you are returned to the original departure point.
Locations visited
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Thompson Island
Bumpkin Island
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Overview
Enjoy a leisurely cruise across the Boston Harbor while learning the history of the storied bay on this informative sightseeing cruise. Enjoy world-class views of the city skyline, see historic ships and attractions such as the USS Constitution, Old North Church, Boston Light, the Boston Tea Party ships, the Boston Museum, and more. With multiple departure times, this overview tour is easy to fit into your schedule.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing boat tour of Boston Harbor 
  • View historic sites, ships, and the city skyline from the water
  • Learn Boston history thanks to informative narration
  • See area landmarks including the Old North Church and USS Constitution
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Reviewed 1 week ago
nice down time

nice way to take a break and enjoy some of the sights, and get a little history. it was super hot the day we were in town, this tour was a welcome break from the heat. nice way to see some of the skyline.

Thank mck69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good even during a rain storm

It started to rain before we even left the dock but the tour went on and we could see most of what was being described. Eventually the sun came out and we were back out on the top deck. It was a nice way to...More

Thank Y0ungSter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Super Harbour Cruise

Long Wharf is the home of Boston Harbour Cruises. We opted for the historic harbour tour and we weren’t disappointed. Nate, our tour guide, on the Martha Washington was very informative and it was good to get the advice on where to sit for the...More

Thank saoaasn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect cruise for an afternoon or evening!

This was a fun, informative and easy to access harbor cruise. The guide told great stories of the islands former and current use, the tour was 90 minutes so lots of time to relax out on the water. And the dock/boat staff were very nice...More

3  Thank Judi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The beauty and history of Boston is best experienced by sea

Most of historic and new Boston is easily accessible by foot, car or trolley, but a better perspective is gained on a boat out in the harbor. Whether you are new to Boston or a life-long resident, you really should invest 90 minutes of your...More

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Ginny9Mc
19 August 2018|
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Response from Patricia D | Reviewed this property |
The boat has 2 levels.. We sat up top but they do have indoor seating as soon as you get on board.
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NativeNYer3
2 August 2018|
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Response from jaygee43Cambridge | Reviewed this property |
There is an inside & outside. As long as you don't mind the sun (if it's out) then I highly recommend top & outside since you can see everything from up there plus the narrator is there too. Here's an extra tip. If staying... More
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Barbara G
21 July 2018|
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I went early in the touring season so I feel like I can’t tell you for certain. I booked the Boston city pass and I don’t remember the reservation process for this cruise. It seemed pretty flexible though because you get on... More
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