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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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Whether you're visiting Boston for the first time, or a long time resident looking for a quick and relaxing getaway close to home, this trip around the harbor is not only fun, but you'll even learn a few things, too!
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 90-minute Historic Sightseeing Cruise of Boston Harbor
  • Narrated tour with tales of the Revolutionary War, Legends of the Sea, and Boston's Historical Figures
  • See America's oldest continuously manned lighthouse
  • Sail through the Harbor Islands National Park Area and Boston's working Port
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages (available for purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Out guide for the boat was very knowledgeable and engaging. We lucked out with perfect weather. Definitely a steal for the price.

Thank jayv235
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the Freedom Walk, had lunch, then enjoyed a great cruise with terrific commentary on the sights in Boston Harbor. Highly recommend this

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Valerie16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Kevin, shared so much info, history, and fun facts about the harbor and Boston. The only downside was the hefty parking fee at the garage ($40).

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PCBmamasue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very informative and a good way to see Boston from a different viewpoint. Would certainly recommend if you have done all the usual things like the freedom trail and Harvard etc.. also good to give the feet a rest after all the walking!

Thank Jeff C
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A rest is always a good thing! We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us, Jeff C!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbour cruise was just right & very informative. Our guide Declan did a great job, loved his accent. P.S. I was with a Family member, not a teen, not a child, you need another category just for ‘Family’. That being said,I will put Family,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank joycebN8291OI
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, joycebN8291OI! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Boston!

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Response from C6906SSlindav | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I don’t know. This is a for the tour operator.
27 July 2019|
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Response from Rick M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sufficiently familiar with the area to answer the question. I am sure GPS can answer the question.
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