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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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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.
Reviews (82)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A way to view the city by water

We went because it was apart of the city pass. Fabulous tour with a narrator. 90 minutes. We stay outside despite it being winter however there is a heated inside. Gained much knowledge like how 75% of Boston is man-made.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hamptongourmet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
High on the list when in bean town

This is a very well organized docking area for such a large scale cruising operation, just steps from the heart of the historic district and by the aquarium. Many types or cruises of different lengths are available, ours was the historic harbor one that heads...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frederick G
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile
Great tour!!!

Amazing amazing! Our favorite activity during our time in Boston! The guide is very funny and explains everything right on point. The deck was freezing but the views were worth it. The views of the planes landing on top of the boat are super great!!...More

Thank Arienalua
Reviewed December 9, 2018
Great tour with a great guide

We did this tour last week (beginning of December) as part of the city pass booklet we had. Brilliant tour. The guide, Declan, was extremely knowledgable and was also really funny. The tour itself is great too. You get great views of Boston. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peaty2004
Reviewed November 21, 2018
Nate was....well Great!

We had a great time with Nate as our tour guide, he led us around the harbor and islands to see all that the harbor had to provide. Got to see old Ironsides and also the skyline. Well worth it to hear about history and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from jaygee43Cambridge | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you would be parking your car or if you are staying nearby but 25 feet at a time might be a stretch. It's easy to get on and off and to find a seat but if you take your time I think it's possible. Just take... More
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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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Response from supersammmy | Reviewed this property |
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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