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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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Overview
Whether you're visiting Boston for the first time, or a long time resident looking for a quick and relaxing getaway close to home, this trip around the harbor is not only fun, but you'll even learn a few things, too!
Highlights
  • 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
  • See area landmarks including the Old North Church and USS Constitution
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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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90-minute Historic Sightseeing Cruise of Boston Harbor
  • Narrated tour with tales of the Revolutionary War, Legends of the Sea, and Boston's Historical Figures
  • See America's oldest continuously manned lighthouse
  • Sail through the Harbor Islands National Park Area and Boston's working Port
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages (available for purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Not worth the money you charged, a bit pricey door the cruise ride. It's very convenient because they scan the barcode at the wharf. But I wouldn't do it again.
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Four of us did the 1 PM cruise and found it very informative and well done. Our guide did an excellent presentation throughout, and the weather was fantastic. Highly recommend the cruise as a kickoff to a short visit to Boston.
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Our guide was Nate. H was amazing and was well informed. He pointed out all the essentials and was very willing to answer questions.
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Excellent boat trip very calm waters you get to see old ironside crew takes care of you with cold drinks
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 24 Nov 2019
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise PatrickHart0614. We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope to see you onboard again next time you're in the area.
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Very nice cruise and very interesting history narration. There are indoors and outdoor levels. The day I went it was not crowded and you can get light refreshments onboard if you wish.
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Hi and thanks for your review Betty751! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope to see you onboard again next time you're in the area.
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By: Boston Harbor Cruises
2,258 reviews
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HHJay
10
Not worth the money you charged
Not worth the money you charged, a bit pricey door the cruise ride. It's very convenient because they scan the
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Molley3007
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
151
Boston Harbor sightseeing and getting about
An excellent way to get to Salem with a wonderfully old trolley bus and free!! ride into town. Also used a ferry
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AlanM4973
41
Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
Four of us did the 1 PM cruise and found it very informative and well done. Our guide did an excellent
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rhbaum
Lakeland, Florida
6310
Boston Harbor Cruise at One Long Wharf
I'm not sure why this is not listed. Strange because they leave about every two hours for a two-hour cruise of
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Sanservinon
20
Great History and architecture overview
Our guide was Nate. H was amazing and was well informed. He pointed out all the essentials and was very willing to
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PatrickHart0614
Denton, Texas
34
Cruise
Excellent boat trip very calm waters you get to see old ironside crew takes care of you with cold drinks
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tomegrl7101
Buena Park
3633
The last cruise of the season
The sunset cruise was just beautiful! The air was crisp and the boat made its rounds through the harbor. We got a
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Betty751
Eatontown, New Jersey
7311
Great cruise
Very nice cruise and very interesting history narration. There are indoors and outdoor levels. The day I went it
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MunroSinclairSmith
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
167
Best way to see coast
Excellent commentary given by Nate highlighting some key events in Boston’s history, delivered in an entertaining
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korib505
Charlotte, North Carolina
203
Simple & Satisfying
We took the 1pm tour on 11/17. Nate was our narrator. Nate was great - knowledgeable, humorous, & a great speaking
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MG B
Pearland, Texas
10
Such a fun experience
It was a great experience. The whales were so active that day. Staff was super friendly and amazing views.
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Colleen P
10
We didn't go due to high waves
Still waiting on our refund from October 13th. We had to turn around and come back due to high waves.
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WMilan18
10
Boston
Good value. We have been quite lucky having seen a few whales and dolphins. Taking videos is better than many
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darian t
20
Great experience
The boat is basically a huge speedboat so going to the locations and coming back was fun. Saw about 6 whales
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Lori L
10
Amazing experience
You’re always taking a chance on whale watching trips but this did NOT disappoint! Watched as whales were on their
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