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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
From US$31.44
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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.
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1 - 5 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Beautiful Afternoon

Our guide was funny, entertaining and taught us a lot about the area. We booked the tour at the end of our weekend and I wish we would’ve done it 1st, only because he mentioned so many cool places we would’ve liked to have visited...More

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great Cruising with the Harbor Team!

Whole lot of learning, things to see, cool breezes! Entire harbor and some islands, history, USS constitution, Sky-line View is the best!!

Thank Poleneater
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Poleneater! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your harbor cruise with us and appreciate your taking the time to share your review!

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boston Harbor was a pleasant surprise

Years ago my family took a day trip in Boston Harbor in our runabout. This was about 50 years ago and needless to say the harbor is MUCH improved. Our guide Declan was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Sit in the open up top or go...More

1  Thank mkoi56
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi mkoi56. Great to hear that you enjoyed your harbor tour with us! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely boat, worth booking.

Helpful, friendly staff. Efficient at boat setting off on time. Clean, comfortable seating on large boat so plenty of seats. Cafe, clean toilets on board. We did the 90 minute tour around the Islands off Boston harbour. Well worth it, very informative with an excellent...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Value for Money

We really enjoyed this cruise, the boat was clean, staff friendly . Great views from the upper deck - Commentary was excellent, and overall value for money

Thank Anna Y
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19 August 2018|
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Response from saoaasn | Reviewed this property |
I agree, think it might be too much. Parking would be an issue, there is a fair walk to the peer and then you would need to consider the wait to board and whilst there are seats downstairs you won’t have such good views.
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
Barbara G
21 July 2018|
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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