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Boston Harbor Cruises

By Viator, June 2017

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Whether you’re watching for whales or cruising in a duck boat, harbor cruises offer the chance to experience Boston’s scenery and history from right outside Boston Harbor. See the skyline or dine on the water with one of the popular tours below.

Highlights
  • Watch the sunset from Boston Harbor as fades into night
  • Enjoy brunch, cocktails, or dinner on the water and get views of the Boston skyline
  • Learn about Boston’s colonial past and the role it played in helping America become an independent nation
  • Hear the sound of the cannon boom as it’s fired from the USS Constitution or tour Old Ironsides, America’s oldest warship
  • Hop on a speedboat and spin in circles for a rush
  • Most cruises last 1 to 3 hours

Sightseeing Cruises
Boston Harbor cruises are a great way to take in the sights from the water, and some are even combined with land-based walking tours that offer an up-close look at the city’s history and scenery. Alternatively, ply the placid Cambridge River on a fun, amphibious duck boat, or search for whales in the waters offshore from April to October. Whichever route you take, don’t miss the opportunity to tour the USS Constitution—a three-masted warship that dates back to 1797.

Dining Cruises
There’s definitely no shortage of restaurants in Boston, but none can compete with the romance of dining out on the water. Choose a filling, floating brunch with views of the area’s harbor lighthouses or an evening filled with dinner, dancing, and dessert on the deck of a ship.

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Boston Whale Watching Cruise, Boston, null
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 454 Reviews

Looking for a whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.65
Boston Duck Tour, Boston, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Boston Duck Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 479 Reviews

Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.48
Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise, Boston, Duck Tours
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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Ride through the streets of Boston and take in the highlights with a convenient and easy hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Discover why this city is called the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.00
Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise, Boston, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Whether you're visiting Boston for the first time, or a long time resident looking for a quick and relaxing getaway close to home, this trip around the harbor ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.44
Spirit of Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet, Boston, Day Cruises
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Spirit of Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

See Boston’s waterfront sights from the deck of a luxury sunset dinner cruise. Enjoy a fabulous fine-dining buffet with a carving station and hit the dance ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Varies

From USD $99.43
Cape Cod Summer Day Trip from Boston Including Sightseeing Cruise, Boston, Dinner Cruises
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Cape Cod Summer Day Trip from Boston Including Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 191 Reviews

On this New England summer adventure, escape from Boston for a day and journey to scenic Cape Cod, where sparkling beaches, lighthouses, cottages, ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise, Boston, Day Trips
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

For the ultimate in elegance, you can't go past this three-hour dinner cruise on Boston's famous harbor. Enjoy fine dining, delicious wines, and entertainment ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.22
Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise Plus Admission to New England Aquarium, Boston, Dinner ... 
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Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise Plus Admission to New England Aquarium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 66 Reviews

Get up close and personal to New England’s wildlife with this Boston Super Saver. With your naturalist guide, spot whales and dolphins on a scenic 3-hour ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.37
Boston Sunset Cruise, Boston, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Boston Sunset Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

After a busy day sightseeing or working, what could be nicer than relaxing onboard one of Boston's finest boats for a cruise on the harbor? Watch the sun ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.59
Boston USS Constitution Cruise, Boston, Sunset Cruises
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Boston USS Constitution Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Visit perhaps the most treasured of all Boston's landmarks, the USS Constitution. This 45 minute fully narrated tour brings you up close and personal with ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.14

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