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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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Reviewed 3 days ago
Good way to spend some time on the harbor and learn some history

My husband chose this as an outing for our family on Father's Day. We went with our 3 19 year old sons. It was a gorgeous day on the Harbor.and we learned some history of the buildings along the Harbor. My sons and husband enjoyed...More

1  Thank momckb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a perfect cruise to understand the history of Boston and to get to know the area better. The man who spoke and the crew were very professional and were able to explain about the water around Boston and how important it was in...More

1  Thank kathymcallen
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi kathymcallen! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. We really appreciate your taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Historic Sightseeing Cruise

We had an enjoyable time on the Historic Sightseeing Cruise. This was our first time in Boston and thought this tour would give us another way to get to see Boston and the Harbor. This tour did not disappoint. We had wonderful weather and the...More

1  Thank pamelamurphy180
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi pamelamurphy180! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise, Boston really does have a lot of hidden gems! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Simply Terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great tour great staff, first time here and they were very informative, then we took a land tour , just to much to see in one day . Great city , great people , worth the moneyMore

Thank martinblacksheep
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi martinblacksheep and thanks for your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had a great time in Boston! We agree - it is a great city with great people and we hope you come back and visit us again...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Boston long weekend

Not really that much to see in the harbour, narrative was good but enjoyed the walking tour and bus tour better.

Thank Dorothy W
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dorothy W. and thanks for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to post about it and hope you enjoyed Boston.

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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.
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