Sunset Cruises

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The spectacle of the sun setting behind the Boston skyline is so breathtaking, we decided that we needed to offer two different Sunset Cruises for you to choose from.


Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Looking for a bit of history, sights AND the majestic Boston skyline at sunset? Then step aboard our Sunset Sightseeing Cruise. This fully narrated, 90-minute tour introduces you to the lore and allure of Boston Harbor past and present, including the USS Constitution's traditional ritual as she fires her cannon and lowers her flag to signal the day's end.

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Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Celebrate. Sip. Savor the evening. Our two-hour Sunset Cocktail Cruise is an adults-only (21+) excursion featuring a DJ, light snacks and a full cash bar (drinks are not included). Clink your glasses and share the evening with that special someone or a group of friends as the Boston skyline lights up with the magnificent sunset.

Cruise Route

Circumnavigate Boston Harbor on these, 90-minute tours. You’ll sail past historic islands, cultural landmarks and breathtaking lighthouses, plus you'll have a front-row seat as the USS Constitution fires her cannon and lowers her flag to signal the day’s end, a naval ritual not to be missed. Oh and did we mention the glorious sunset? There’s that too. 

Sunset Cruises Schedules and Rates

2020 Schedules

Sunset Sightseeing Cruise May 2 - August 31

  • Daily



7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sunset Sightseeing Cruise September 1 - 13

  • Thursday through Sunday

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunset Cocktail Cruise May 29 - August 8

  • Fridays and Saturdays

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunset Cocktail Cruise August 14 - August 29

  • Fridays and Saturdays

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 Rates*

Adult Sunset Sightseeing Cruise


Senior (65+) Sunset Sightseeing Cruise


Child Sunset Sightseeing Cruise**


Adult Sunset Cocktail Cruise

  • Ages 21+ Only (Drinks not included)



* Rates are subject to 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge

**Rate applies to children ages 3-11yrs. Children under 3 (ages 0-2) 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, deluxe boxed lunches and beverage services.  

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.

We also offer privately chartered events on a collection of sleek yachts and passenger vessels.  To learn more about our Private Charters, please contact our Sales Team or share your event details and we'll reply with a custom proposal.  

Rates and schedules are subject to change.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Sunset Cruises Tickets

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.

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.

Can I buy a cruise in combination with other attractions?

Yes, The Historic Sightseeing Cruise is a CityPASS attraction.  If space allows, CityPass holders may choose to take a USS Constitution Cruise or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise in lieu of the Historic Sightseeing Cruise.  Save 44% on admission to Boston's top 4 attractions including the cruise - your best sightseeing value!  Buy your CityPASS online today at or at one of our ticket booths.  Learn more

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

Do you offer private charters?

We do have yachts and passenger vessels available to be chartered for private events on Boston Harbor.  Please email our Sales Team 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.

For any other questions, please contact us directly at

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