Sea the Stars Cruise

with the Museum of Science

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We wish upon them, gaze at them, aim for them and sometimes even thank our lucky ones!  For centuries, stars have fascinated us, guided us and provided us with nighttime illumination and splendor.

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Star Light, Star Bright

The abundance of bright lights and tall buildings has made star gazing for city dwellers difficult at best and often pretty much impossible.  But fear not, urban amateur astronomers and celestial connoisseurs, Boston Harbor Cruises and the Museum of Science have teamed up to bring you the Sea the Stars Cruise.

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Starry Starry Night

Onboard our high-speed catamaran, we’ll travel to where the city lights and congestion are just a bright memory for a star gazing opportunity like no other in the city.  Cruise highlights include:

  • Three-hour cruise aboard a high-speed catamaran from Long Wharf, Boston
  • Expert commentary and star identification from Museum of Science Astronomy Educators
  • Narration on the history and importance of celestial navigation – how sailors used the stars
  • Related video and content
  • Plenty of outdoor viewing space
  • Comfortable indoor seating
  • Cash Bar and snacks available onboard

Sea the Stars Cruise

2020 Schedule

July 11

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Boarding starts at 7:30)

July 18

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Boarding starts at 7:30)

August 1

  • Special kids-themed full moon cruise

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Boarding starts at 7:00)

August 8

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Boarding starts at 7:00)

August 15

  • Perseid Meteor Shower

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Boarding starts at 7:00)

September 12

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Boarding starts at 7:00)

September 19

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Boarding starts at 7:00)

Please Note

  • Please Note:  Stargazing is dependent on clear skies.  If forecasts show that clouds or precipitation will rule out good viewing, the cruise will be cancelled.  Decisions on any cancellation will be made by 2:00 PM on the day of the cruise.  Ticketed passengers will be notified and refunds will be made. 

    If, during the cruise, visibility limits successful stargazing, passengers will receive a rain check to return for a future Sea the Stars Cruise.

    Full Moon Cruises may have brighter skies causing some stars to be harder to spot but many will be a visible complement to full moon viewing.  

    Tips - Bring binoculars for better viewing and a jacket for cozy stargazing!

2020 Rates





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