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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

  • 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
Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
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11am Departure
Departs at 11am
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Departs at 1pm
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.
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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Reviewed yesterday
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

Thank Car Keys
Reviewed 4 days ago
Sight seeing tour

It was a nice tour around the islands. Tour guide was excellent and informative. We learned a lot about the history of Boston Well worth the money

Thank Vito G
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great cruise-

Took this cruise 7/11. Our narrator was Devon. What a great experience. Knowledgable staff. The trip is 90 minutes but went too fast! Next time in Boston would repeat this great cruise.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Different perspective of Boston

We were really impressed with this tour and what really made it was Declan’s excellent commentary- he had encyclopaedic knowledge of the City , he included historical information and quirky random facts. We sat outside and a first thought it a little odd that all...More

Thank JJB2_13
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi JJB2_13! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your harbor tour with us! We really appreciate your taking the time to review your experience with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago
History right in front of you.

Have taken the cruise many times even though I live close to Boston. I love being on the water and although I've heard the narrative quite a bit, I still enjoy the ride.

Thank jaygee43Cambridge
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi jaygee43Cambridge! Happy to hear that you enjoy the harbor cruises! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience!

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Barbara G
July 20, 2018|
Response from jaygee43Cambridge | Reviewed this property |
If you only have 3 days, it depends on where you are staying since time will fly by. I would suggest that you decide the day you are planning to spend it on the waterfront/North End/Quincy Market area to purchase the tickets... More
June 24, 2018|
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Response from supersammmy | Reviewed this property |
I had stayed at a hotel that was relatively close and we used the sight seeing shuttles to get to some of the places we needed to go, as well as their subways which were very easy to navigate. I do not remember there being a... More
Rita J
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could see, the first level is all inside. Up a stairway to the outside.