Charles River &
Locks Cruise

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A casual 90-minute excursion on the placid waters of the River Charles, with views of Back Bay, Beacon Hill and M.I.T. on the Cambridge side.

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History Meets Scenery.

Join us for a narrated 90-minute tour of Boston's Inner Harbor and the Charles River. Your tour will take you past the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church before proceeding through the Charles River Locks. Once on “The Charles,” enjoy spectacular views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Points of interest include the world's widest cable-stayed bridge, Esplanade Park, M.I.T., Beacon Hill, and Back Bay.

Cruise Route

This unique excursion departs from Long Wharf, takes you past the USS Constitution, then on through the locks onto the Charles River. With Cambridge on one side and tony Back Bay on the other, it’s a view of Boston you won’t want to miss.

Charles River Cruise and Locks Tour Schedule and Rates


June 18 - September 4

  • Weekends

12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Labor Day (September 5)

  • Monday

12:00 PM & 2:00 PM








* Rates are subject to 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
** Rates apply to children ages 3-11yrs. Children under 3 (ages 0-2) Free. 

Group Rates

For groups of 25 or more, we offer discounted rates as well as extended personalized services. 

Our Group Sales department is always on hand and prepared to help with any request including specialty or private tours, water transportation, gourmet food, custom apparel, souvenirs, entertainment, team building programs and more.

To learn more about our Group Tours services, please contact Doug Hall in our group sales office.

Tell us a little about your group and we’ll get right back to you.

Rates and schedules are subject to change.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Waterfront and Center.

1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

The adventure begins at Long Wharf, just steps from the New England Aquarium, the North End, Faneuil Hall and other popular Boston landmarks.

Harbor Cruise FAQs

Do you recommend advance reservations?

We strongly recommend that you reserve your trip, especially on weekends and holidays. Trips often sell out.

Can I make a ticket reservation online?

Yes. Click here to reserve your tickets online.

What happens if I've reserved tickets but can't make it for the cruise?

Advance-order tickets are non-refundable. But, they may be transferred to another day and time depending on availability. Transfers cannot be handled online, only over the phone or in person at any BHC ticketing location.

Do you offer discounts for large groups?

We do have discounted group rates for parties of 25 or more. Please see our Group Tours section for more information

Are gift cards available?

Yes. You may purchase gift cards online, over the phone or in-person at our ticket booths. Or use the information on our contact page to call or email us and we'll get right back to you.

Is there food on board?

Our galleys offer a terrific selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, tasty snacks such as hot pretzels, popcorn and chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts and cereals. Fruit juices, tea, sports drinks and other beverages are also available along with beer, wine and cocktails. Please Note: at sea, credit/debit card transactions are sometimes not possible, so it’s a good idea to have cash on hand.

For any other questions, please contact us directly at

or Call 617-227-4321 or 1-877-SEE-WHALE (733-9425)