July 4th Salute to Freedom Cruise  

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Kick off the 4th with a little history—and a lot of lunch—as you learn about Boston’s unique place in our country’s quest for independence.


Declare Your Independence from Ordinary

Fourth of July is first rate when you set sail with Boston Harbor Cruises. This 2 1/2 hour tour features expert narration from USS Constitution Museum historians, who will explore Boston’s maritime history, as well as the city’s vital role in charting America’s course toward prosperity and independence. We’ll also pay homage to “Old Ironsides,” currently undergoing a three-year restoration. And let’s not forget lunch—from fresh lobster rolls to grilled hanger steak and more, it’s a festive feast on the Fourth!

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Feast on the Fourth

It’s a meal even the British would appreciate. From traditional New England lobster rolls, to tender grilled hanger steak and sage stuffed chicken with savory sides. Then finish up with a summer-favorite apple crisp with brown sugar crumble . To view the full menu, click here

Freedom Cruise Schedule and Rates


July 4th ONLY

  • Boarding begins at 11:30 AM

12:00 - 2:30 PM


General Admission


Children Age 0-2


*An additional 7.00% fee will be incurred to cover the MA Meals Tax and Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge.

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.
Menus 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)