Whatever your event we’ll give you reason to celebrate. From the planning to the food, music and special requests, leave everything to our expert staff.


Events That Make a Splash

Corporate functions to family celebrations to holiday galas... there’s nothing more special than holding your event on the sparkling waters of Boston Harbor. Let us help you coordinate all the details and provide everything you need. 

From the captain, crew and wait staff to drinks and food prepared by Salt Water Events, a BHC partnership, under the direction of world-renown chef Barbara Lynch, we provide full package pricing including all taxes and service fees - so there are never any surprises or add-on charges.

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Premier Charter Vessels

Our fleet gives you a number of options to make your celebration or corporate event truly one-of-a-kind.


Majesty is Boston's premiere charter vessel.


Rendezvous offers a modern, upscale yachting experience that is equal parts chic elegance and upbeat fun.


The intimate nautical style of Majestic is perfect for groups of 40 (for seated dinner) to 80 (for reception-style dining).

Harbor Island Events

Host a destination event—just 20 minutes from Long Wharf. The Boston Harbor Islands are like an escape to another world.  Boston Harbor Cruises will provide the transportation, and we’ll arrange a celebration you and your guests will never forget.

Spectacle Island

20-minute boat ride from Boston. Private evening events. 40’ – 60’ tent with picnic tables. Fire pits on marina beach.

Georges Island

45-minute boat ride from Boston. Daytime and evening private events. 40’ – 80’ tent with picnic tables. Lawn games.

Peddocks Island

50-min boat ride from Boston. Private Evening Events. Historic World War II Chapel available to reserve for events. Island attractions include hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, and historic Fort Andrews.

Magnificent Menus

In our view, the food makes the event. Which is why we work with renowned chef and restauranteur Barbara Lynch to design truly inspired menus—from buffet to sit-down dinners as magnificent as your surroundings.

Cocktail Reception

Tantalizing charcuterie boards and cheese displays to mouth-watering passed hors d’oeuvres.

New England Clambake

All the atmosphere and flavor of a traditional clambake.

Dinner Buffet

Build your own buffet from an inspired assortment of salads, entrees, sides and desserts.

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What route does the cruise take?

Cruises depart from Long Wharf sailing along Boston’s waterfront toward the beautiful Boston Harbor Islands. We’ll continue on to the Charlestown Navy Yard with breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline and historic locations such as the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church.

Will I have to share the boat with another event?

Not at all. The boat is completely yours for the duration of your event.

Can our charter depart from somewhere other than Long Wharf?

Certain vessels can depart from locations such as Charlestown Navy Yard, Fan Pier in Boston's Seaport District or Logan Airport. Additional docking fees may apply.

Where is the best place for guests to park?

Harbor Garage, located next to the Aquarium, is the closest parking. Post Office Square Garage and International Place offer discounted parking on weekends.  All Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall Parking is within convenient walking distance to Long Wharf. Commercial Street in the North End also offers some affordable and convenient open-air lots.

What if we plan an event lasting longer than 3 hours?

Additional time aboard vessels is available at an hourly rate.  Boats must always return to Long Wharf by midnight.

Do you provide audiovisual equipment?

We are happy to assist you in arranging for equipment for your event.

What other arrangements can you help us with?

Our in-house event planner can provide recommendations for and assist in arranging entertainment, florists, photographers and transportation.

Can events be held on a vessel but stay dockside?

Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to offer liquor service unless the vessel is underway.  So, dockside events with liquor service are not available.

For any other questions, please contact us directly at charters@bostonharborcruises.com or Call 617-227-4321 or 1-877-SEE-WHALE (733-9425)