Water activity

Boston: Historical Sightseeing Cruise

Water activity

Boston: Historical Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Boston Harbor City Cruises

From US$ 44.79 per person

Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston’s inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully narrated sightseeing cruise.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • See views of the historic USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church
  • Take in panoramic views of the Boston skyline and the Boston Harbor Islands
  • Learn the highlights of American History where it started
  • Travel through the Harbor Islands National Park Area
  • Enjoy outdoor viewing decks and indoor spaces with large windows
Full description

Board a sightseeing cruise in Boston and take a tour around Boston Harbor. Experience breathtaking views, refreshing sea breezes, and vividly told stories of Boston's past and present as you admire the city's sights from the water.

Depart from Long Wharf, then Cruise past the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned US Navy warship afloat today, marvel at the Bunker Hill Monument, and catch a glimpse of the fabled Old North End Church steeple.

Hear heroic tales told by expert narrators and learn about local legends from the Revolutionary War. You'll also discover how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country.

Enjoy the best view no matter the weather, with spacious outdoor viewing decks when the weather is fine, and indoor spaces with large windows if you want to be indoors. Onboard refreshments and snacks are also available for purchase.

  • Harbor cruise
  • Onboard narration
  • Captain
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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.

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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
  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 983 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Our harbor tour was great! The weather was working with us during our hour tour. Seeing Boston from the harbor was wonderful. Give you a different perspective. Plus, the guide was very good. Easy to hear, funny and very informative. I would highly recommend the tour.

January 7, 2023

Even though the tour guide was really knowledgeable and interesting to hear, the whole ride consisted in to be seated along all the way around, I mean, no space or time to enjoy at least a bit of the view, or to walk around the boat. Besides that, it’s a great view of the city from the water.

September 25, 2022

We had an Awesome tour. We were super fortunate to see the USS Constitution out on the harbor and witnessed the 17 gun salute as she passed the dock where she was built. Truly an impressive experience. The rest of the tour was fantastic as well. The tour guide shared many keen insights as we navigated the waters. The hour flew by fast.

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August 14, 2022

Product ID: 7201