Cultural Connector  

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Boston’s cultural points of interest are easier to reach by water—and the views are as memorable as the destinations.

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Culture. Quicker.

Get to and from many of Boston’s cultural highlights aboard our Cultural Connector shuttle service.  Hop on and off all day - or choose a single connection - as you enjoy the city's best water views and destinations such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Children's Museum, Tea Party Ship and Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Harbor Islands Gateway, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and more.  Stops include Central Wharf, Fan Pier and Fort Point Channel.  

Cruise Stops

Destinations include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Children's Museum, Tea Party Ships and Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Harbor Islands Gateway, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and more.  Stops include Central Wharf, Fan Pier and Fort Point Channel, Boston.

Cultural Connector Schedule and Rates

Schedule

May 27 through September 4

Daily

Depart Fan Pier

  • 8:30 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM

Arrive Fort Point Channel

  • 10:15 AM
  • 12:15 PM
  • 2:15 PM
  • 4:15 PM

Depart Fort Point Channel

  • 10:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM

Arrive Central Wharf

  • 8:45 AM
  • 9:40 AM
  • 10:45 AM
  • 12:45 PM
  • 2:45 PM
  • 4:45 PM

Depart Central Wharf

  • 8:50 AM
  • 9:45 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 5:20 PM

Arrive Fan Pier

  • 9:00 AM
  • 9:55 AM
  • 11:10 AM
  • 1:10 PM
  • 3:10 PM
  • 5:40 PM

Rates

One way (August 1 through September 5)

  • Between any two destinations

$5.00

All-day fare

  • Unlimited on-and-off travel between various destinations

$15.00

Children three years of age and under

FREE

Group Tours

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.

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 contact@bostonharborcruises.com

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