Historic Sightseeing Cruise  

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They say you learn something new every day, and that will certainly be the case on this educational tour of Boston’s inner and outer harbors.

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See the sights. Experience the history.

Boston's inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully narrated 90-minute tour, we’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present. You’ll learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest in the country. Other highlights include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.

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We’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War and local legends of the sea on this fully narrated 90-minute tour through Boston's inner and outer harbors. Learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country. Other highlights include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.

Historic Sightseeing Cruise Schedule and Rates

Schedule

October 11 - November 26

  • Daily - 1:00 PM

November 27 - May 5, 2017

  • Daily - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

May 6 - September 4

September 5 - May 4, 2018

  • Daily - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Rates*

Adults

$26.95

Seniors

$24.95

Child**

$22.95

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

This cruise is a part of CityPASS Boston. Experience the best of Boston with CityPASS, an easy-to-use ticket booklet that gives you admission to a hand-picked collection of Boston’s most iconic attractions, all at a great savings. To learn more, click here.

Add New England Aquarium admission when purchasing Historic Sightseeing Cruise tickets and save.

   

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.

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 contact@bostonharborcruises.com

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