USS Constitution Cruise

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See the ship that gave the US Navy its start. Launched in 1797, she’s still officially commissioned and on display at the Charlestown Navy Yard.


Wooden Ship, Ironside.

“Old Ironsides” was one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy. She no longer fires her cannons in battle, but she will spark your imagination on this 45-minute tour. You’ll also have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum. Other highlights of the tour include the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of The Boston Tea Party, and the Old North Church.

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Visit one of Boston's most treasured landmarks, the USS Constitution. This 45-minute, informative tour brings you up close and personal with "Old Ironsides" at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard. You’ll also have the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and adjacent Naval Museum. Other highlights of the cruise include the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of The Boston Tea Party, and the Old North Church.

USS Constitution Cruise Schedule and Rates


March 26 - November 20

  • Daily

Every hour on the half hour 10:30AM-4:30PM

If you choose to tour the USS Constitution*, USS Cassin Young or visit the USS Constitution Museum, you may return on any later cruise leaving from the dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard every hour on the hour between 11:00AM and 5:00PM.

*Please Note - 2015-2018 USS Constitution RESTORATION INFORMATION

USS CONSTITUTION is currently in DRY DOCK 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard (next to the USS CONSTITUTION Museum), for a 3-year planned restoration period. While located in dry dock 1 from 2015-2018, USS CONSTITUTION's public tour hours will be as follows:


  • Open Tuesday through Friday, 2:30pm - 6pm
  • Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm
  • Closed Mondays



  • Open Tuesday through Friday, 2:30pm - 5pm
  • Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm
  • Closed Mondays



  • Open Daily 10am until 5pm








* The USS Constitution is closed on Mondays, however the other attractions and vessels at the Navy Yard are open.
** Rates are subject to 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
*** Rates apply to children ages 3-11yrs.  Children under 3 (ages 0-2) Free 

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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

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