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Boston: 90-Minute Historical Sightseeing Cruise

Boston: 90-Minute Historical Sightseeing Cruise

From US$ 36.70 per person

Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston’s inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully narrated 90-minute tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a fully narrated 90-minute tour by our professional guides
  • Includes view of the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse
  • Learn the highlights of American History where it started
  • Travel through the Harbor Islands National Park Area
Full description

Bring history to life as you take to the open sea for a fully narrated 90-minute tour around Boston Harbor. Cruise past the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy, the USS Constitution, marvel at the Tea Party ships, and catch a glimpse of the Old North End Church. Listen to heroic tales and local legends from the Revolutionary War, and learn about the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the nation, the Boston Light. Cruise past Boston's working port and marvel at examples of extravagant waterfront living.

  • 90 Minute Cruise
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink (available for purchase on board)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

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Meeting point

The tour departs from One Long Wharf, which is located between the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel and the New England Aquarium in Boston. Upon arrival at Long Wharf, please proceed to the boarding location of your cruise, where you will present your voucher for scanning/redemption. Boarding begins at 11:45 AM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • Food and drinks are available for purchase on board and are not included in the price of the tour
  • In accordance with the City of Boston’s “B Together” policy, effective January 15, 2022, guests aged 12 and over must show proof of vaccination to board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 723 reviews

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This was such a fun tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area as he is a longtime resident and has even worked as a park ranger for Acadia :) We really enjoyed the tour and recommended it to our friends who also had a blast. Highly recommend adding this to any MDI itinerary!

October 25, 2021

The sightseeing cruise was nice but there was no 11 am cruise. The company gave us seats on the noon cruise without a problem but we wasted an hour by getting to the dock for a cruise that didn’t exist. Don’t use Get Your Guide for booking. Try to go directly to the provider.

September 19, 2021

I am a life long resident of Mass. So we decided to be 'tourists' in our city of Boston. Seeing the city from the water gave us all a new way of looking at Boston. The man who did the speaking was interesting and very informative of all the areas.

August 23, 2021

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