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Address: 1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3600
Phone Number: +1 617-227-4321
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Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private...

Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private operator of passenger vessels. BHC's current service offerings include Whale Watches in partnership with the New England Aquarium, the Cape Cod Fast Ferry, a variety of sightseeing tours including lunch and brunch cruises, the Salem Ferry, private charters, Codzilla - a high speed thrill ride, two pier side patio bars -The Landing at Long Wharf and The Landing at the Salem Ferry, offshore support services for underwater survey, research, LNG work, commuter ferry service for the MBTA and more

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US$ 30.39*
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
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US$ 55.65*
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise
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US$ 54.00*
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Cape Cod Fast Ferry

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There are many different types of cruises from different providers. Even the prices vary. There is a whale watching tour that is separate and more expensive. But can also be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Boston City Pass combining the cruise with a visit to the adjacent aquarium. On a dull, wet and quiet midweek morning we were still shocked to find we were the only guests on the entire boat for today's 11am cruise. Even so Devlin, our narrator, gave an enlightening and entertaining commentary throughout. We learned so much... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the five stars Phil C. That's great that you enjoyed your "yours only" cruise! We'll be sure to pass your kudos along to our narrator and hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this tour last Sunday morning. Our tour guide Declan was very knowledgeable, engaging and good fun. It was very relaxing and was a lovely way to see the Boston Skyline from a different angle. Would highly recommend this tour. Good value and a nice way to spend an hour.

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review Siddyob! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. we'll be sure to pass your kudos along to Declan too! More 

San Francisco, California
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864 reviews
508 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many different types of cruises from different providers. Even the prices vary. There is a whale watching tour that is separate and more expensive. But can also be acquired or discounted as an upgrade to an existing tour package. It can get confusing. Check the schedule as they vary during the day, the week and the year. I... More 

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Thank Indiana_Jonesse
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Indiana_Jonesse and thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to post all of your helpful comments for future passengers. Hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Beaumont, Texas
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only in town for 2 days; the harbor cruise allowed me to see a lot of the city in a short time. The boat was clean, the tour guide was great.

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Thank drdeb97
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise drdeb97 and really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. Hope your brief visit to Boston was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town. More 

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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Majesty for a work event. It was a nice way to see the Boston Skyline at night. The food was great and the DJ kept people on the dance floor all night.

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Thank Cheryl M
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review Cheryl M. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at a charter event aboard Majesty. We love to hear about good food and a full dance floor! Have a great winter and we hope to see you onboard again sometime. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the cruise along the harbor. Sit back and relax. Very informative and with beautiful sights along the way.

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Thank cbabin1119
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise cbabin1119 and appreciate you taking the time to post about it. Have a great winter and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. More 

Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this so much I came back the following year. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The aquarium was neat too.

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Thank Lily L
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Lily L. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whale watch and Aquarium visit - especially since you came back for a second trip! The whales truly are magnificent and each trip is a new experience for sure. Thanks for taking the time to post about it and we hope you have a great winter! More 

Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We only had a limited time in Boston and decided to take a 90min harbour cruise. The ship staff were friendly and the cruise left/arrived on time. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable of the local area. Worth the money!

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise A_honeymooner! Thanks for taking the time to post your review and we hope your trip to Boston was a memorable one. More 

Trinidad
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666 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We did the USS Constitution Cruise which was 45-minutes long. I think this is one of their shortest tours (for $20.95 / adult) but it’s enough to get a great overview of the attractions and history of Boston and its harbour. It’s a pity that the USS Constitution is in dry dock for extensive restorations. Though, if you do choose... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review The_Concierge_8! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. We really appreciate you taking the time to post all of your comments and helpful hints for future passengers. And, we'll be sure to discuss your recommendations with the photography company as well. FYI - they do reuse all of the plastic bags... More 

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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went on the 12 pm tour on December 30th. Had a great trip and really appreciated our knowledgeable, informative as well engaging tour guide from the New Hampshire Aquarium. The tour took about 3.5-4 h in total and an hour was spent with the whales. We were fortunate to see about five humpback whales and a few different types of... More 

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Thank Linnéa J
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Linnéa J. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your whale watch and hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Have a great winter. More 

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