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Baltimore Harbor Tour
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Baltimore Harbor Tour

By City Cruises Baltimore
About
Even Baltimore travelers with limited time can enjoy some of the city's best waterfront views with this quick sightseeing cruise from Inner Harbor. You can hop aboard the Spirit of Baltimore and set out to enjoy the coast. Along the way, check out the skyline from the boat's observation decks, learn about Baltimore history, and even sip a cocktail or soft drink from the onboard cash bar.
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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Cruise through Baltimore's Inner Harbor on this sightseeing boat tour
  • Enjoy views of sights like the USS Constellation, and the National Aquarium
  • Learn about Baltimore along the way with a prerecorded historical narrative
  • Hop aboard on Light Street, just steps from the Maryland Science Center

  • 1-hour narrated sightseeing tour of Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor
  • The best views of storied sites such as the USS Constellation, Fells Point, the National Aquarium, the John W. Brown Liberty Ship
  • Engaging narration throughout the cruise
  • Cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase from stocked cash bar
  • Light concessions available for purchase from on board snack bar
  • Outdoor seating on our spacious deck
  • Entry/Admission - City Cruises Baltimore
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 561 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Departure Point: Inner Harbor
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5042P64

    • In order to follow current safety guidelines, this cruise is currently only offering outdoor seating options. We would just recommend you bring a hat, light sweater or jacket and of course your shades.
    • Infants ages 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Where is the departure point for the Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour?
    The Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour departs from 561 Light St Baltimore, MD 21202
    Answered Apr 2021
    Is there parking near the departure point for the Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour?
    Local Parking is available at the Harbor Court Garage located next to the Royal Sonesta Hotel. There may be a fee for parking.
    Answered Apr 2021
    Is the Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
    Answered Apr 2021
    Are there any age restrictions on the Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour?
    There are no age restrictions. Chlidren ages 3-11 enjoy a discounted rate. Infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
    Answered Apr 2021

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5042P64

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      561 Light St
      561 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
      Departure Point: Inner Harbor
      See address & details
    • 1
      City Cruises Baltimore
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Inner Harbor
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • City Cruises Baltimore
      390
      Baltimore, United States
      Joined in February 2011
    • sharleneb958
      0 contributions
      Smooth ride
      The view was beautiful. You couldn't even tell the boat was moving, my husband was nervous about getting on a boat, but he loved this one. Thanks for getting him over his fear..lol
      Written 4 November 2023
    • O4312CWscotts
      0 contributions
      Dinner in the Harbor
      This was a surprise date for my girlfriend's birthday, and it could not have been any more perfect. The food was beyond expectations, the atmosphere was beautiful, and the services was beyond comparison. The only issue was that I was under the impression that gratuity was included in the price, but when I went to give the server an extra $10 for going above and beyond, I stated that this was on top of what they already get, and he told me that it is not included in the price and that they get flat pay, that the customer is to include gratuity when they are there. Unfortunately, I had nothing else with me so what was I to do?
      Written 1 November 2023
    • Denvercherrycreek
      0 contributions
      favorite hotel in Baltimore
      Absolute favorite Hotel in Baltimore. Great Penthouse restaurant and speakeasy drinks in basement afterwards. Super central location to schools, attractions. Will definitely stay again and again.
      Written 16 October 2023
    • kimberlyCT3RN
      0 contributions
      Wonderful time in Baltimore at City Cruise!
      Cruise was clean, food was good, drinks were great, wonderful views, and service was amazing. Nay was a spectacular hostess.
      Written 7 October 2023
    • S6113RMkennethd
      0 contributions
      In town for Orioles
      Food was very good, staff was exceptional. Nice cruise around the inner harbor. Worth the money. Will do it again next summer.
      Written 18 September 2023
    • T7641HTdennisw
      0 contributions
      The best!
      Michael, our concierge was great as was our server, Beth! The service was outstanding and the food and beverages were also fantastic!
      Written 18 September 2023
    • X6036PHlaurag
      0 contributions
      Great experience!!
      Great time! Great Food! Excellent customer service! Everything was was well seasoned! Would definitely do this again!
      Written 2 September 2023
    • G5851BYmaryj
      0 contributions
      Andrew and Mary
      Anniversary weekend 16 years!!! It was wonderful Thank you Mike the conceire and Lotaya our waitress
      Written 28 August 2023
    • Fasttrack88
      0 contributions
      Great river cruise.
      Great experience and great food! People where friendly and welcoming. A great way to see part of the city at night.
      Written 27 August 2023
    • celestecW4397VU
      0 contributions
      A Great Celebration For My Mother's 73rd!
      We were celebrating my mom's 73rd birthday and it was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful and the staff were really tentative. This was her 3rd year on the lunch cruise and she ALWAYS loves it!
      Written 12 August 2023
    • 811galenw
      0 contributions
      Beautiful evening
      I'm 67 years old and arguably the best food I've ever had in my life. I accidently booked the wrong date, and the 800 number would not change . However, Octavia at the sales office right by the boat was able to fix. I really appreciated her efforts!
      Written 15 July 2023
    • U8390EMjoannal
      0 contributions
      Best experience
      The experience was amazing. Went for my wife birthday. Server we had was great. The food was excellent. And I usually get motion sickness but I didn’t. They had the speed perfectly set. That I was able to enjoy myself. Thank you for a memorable night!!!!
      Written 11 July 2023
    • colemanbyrd
      0 contributions
      Beautiful view of the city
      Gorgeous views. The buffet was good. The margaritas were too sweet. But, one of my friends had a strawberry drink she thought was delicious. Good atmosphere and easy boarding.
      Written 30 May 2023
    • DonC136
      0 contributions
      Exceptional Experience
      This was the highlight of our time in Baltimore. The crew was awesome, and the service was exceptional. We enjoyed the delicious buffet, and harbor view at night was a real treat. It gets cool after dark, so wear something warm.
      Written 20 May 2023
    • Steven W
      0 contributions
      HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE
      I visited Baltimore, 4/21-23/2023 and paid for this cruise prior to me arriving. My cruise date was 4/21/23 at 7 pm. I arrived at the location of the ship around 6:50 pm to find it roped off . There was not a representative their to instruct customers of what to do. While I sat on the bench another couple asked was I here for the cruise also. I answered yes, and THEY informed me it was cancelled around 7:10 pm, 10 minutes after it was suppose to have started. I then called the phone number located on the email after purchasing cruise and spoke with a rep. She then informed me that the cruise was canceled and strongly suggested I sign up for another day, versus a refund. I informed her, no thank you. I’m here for two days and the time I have booked for this event, IS THE TIME I PAID FOR. I think with the cost of this event (more than $200 for a couple) the least that could be done is a representative ON LOCATION assisting customers. This entire event partially ruined my day, I could have selected something else had I been notified. I cut an event short to make sure I was on time for an event that did not happen. I would NOT suggest this event.
      Written 24 April 2023
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    4.5
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    Vol_Keith
    2 contributions
    Aug 2022
    About one hour after I made and paid for the reservation (and three hours before the tour was to take place), the operator called me and told me that the tour was cancelled. They gave no reason for the cancellation (weather was perfect that day) so I can only assume that there were mechanical problems with the boat or not enough people signed up for the tour. In any case, I was left stranded without the tour I had planned to take. Since I had so recently made the reservation, it should have been declined at the time or rejected by the operator when it was sent to them for their approval.
    Written 8 August 2022
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    Bonnie M
    Woodstock, NY24 contributions
    Sept 2022
    We really enjoyed this boat tour of the harbor. It was relaxing and the history provided was quite interesting. Hint: sit on the Starboard side on the top deck if weather permits. You really gain perspective about this city and the changes it has experienced as well as its place in US history.
    Written 19 September 2022
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    Hi 650BonnieM, thanks for the great review. Hope you have an amazing day!
    Written 30 September 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    rasan h
    Maryland19 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Family
    This was a pleasurable ride on a 3-level ship similar to the Spirit of Baltimore. The operators provided a recorded narrative of harbor sights that gave insightful information on the harbor’s past, present, and hopes for the future. The staff was friendly, interactive, and prepared to answer questions. There was also a bar available for libations!

    My only criticism is that the first (bottom) level was roped off and reserved for staff, but while sitting on the 2nd level, passengers can look down and see what looked like a break/office area with laptops, lunches, and personal belongings. I suggest that this area be kept neat and instead section off a hidden area for these items. This is the only reason I wouldn’t give this ride 5 stars.
    Written 9 July 2023
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    Catie
    1 contribution
    Sept 2022 • Friends
    This is a really nice sightseeing trip! Purchasing tickets online was easy and I was able to use a QR code for them so I didn’t have to print anything out.

    The ship is very comfortable with nice shade at the top. The staff were friendly and pleasant.

    I enjoyed the audio guide they play as you move around the Harbor. It had some interesting information and was well done.
    Written 20 September 2022
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    So glad you had a great experience, cmchase1. Hope to see you again in the near future!
    Written 30 September 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Iponema
    Bronx, NY95 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    Self guided tour of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, which boasts old time cutter ships, & other sailing maritime ships, very historical.

    There are nice restaurants there, like Phillips Seafood Restaurant-very good sesfood.

    I had an enjoyable time there @ the seaport, went shopping there in the mini shops & boughr lots of nice souvenirs.

    Very relaxing time sitting in the harbor people watching & souvenir & clothes shopping.

    I had a wonderful time
    Written 3 August 2023
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    Leeasmom
    North Andover, MA156 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    Views were great and the narration helped with historical connection. Sound system was adequate, snacks were not. So, bring your own!
    Staff were very kind and welcoming. Safety was a priority. The sun was shining but the wind was brisk up top, make sure you have a jacket. OR sit inside, there is plenty of seating.
    Written 11 October 2023
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    Don N
    1 contribution
    Jul 2022 • Friends
    What’s prompting my comments is the respectful and sensitive way the crew accommodated those that needed assistance …wheelchair/older lady. Safety was their primary concern.

    The tour was a pleasant change of pace to walking around the city. Enough cruise time to recharge the battery.
    Written 31 July 2022
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    Unicorn L
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Amazing!!! The entire experience was just incredible! The food was excellent! The entire staff was very attentive. Smiling faces and positive attitudes. I booked the brunch tickets and the romance package. The setup was beautiful! Only con is I wish the mini cruise was an extra hour lol. I’ll be sure to book soon!
    Written 31 October 2023
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    bethhg2016
    West Orange, NJ2 contributions
    Aug 2022
    This was a great adventure! It was a very easy process to book tickets online and pay for them. They had my name when it was time to board. We sat in sun, shade, walked around. The guided tour was great about Baltimore history. Wasn't too crowded.
    Written 15 August 2022
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    Marion N
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Great cruise. Well worth the price. Crew was great and very helpful. I walk with a rollator and they were overly eager to aid me up the ramp, which I was able to do on my own. Looking forward to going on a cruise next spring.
    Written 18 October 2023
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