Boston Historic Harbor Cruise in Boston, MA

City Experiences by Hornblower1 Long WharfBoston, MA 02110
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The Boston historic sightseeing cruise around the Boston Harbor packs a story—from the Revolutionary War to the legends of the sea. This fully-narrated Boston Historic Harbor Cruise also offers panoramic views of the city skyline and world-famous landmarks, including Boston Harbor Islands, USS Constitution, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and more.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

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  • This sightseeing cruise around Boston Harbor is awash with legend and lore; here heroic tales of the Revolutionary War and legends of the sea.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Boston Harbor, city skyline, and historic sites like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument, and more.
  • Tour duration is approximately 60 minutes and includes live narration from expert, onboard tour guides.
  • The spacious vessel offers outdoor viewing decks, plenty of comfortable indoor spaces with large windows, an onboard restroom, and a full bar.
  • Cruises depart from 1 Long Wharf, just steps away from the New England Aquarium. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Nearby parking is available at Boston Harbor Garage and Rowes Wharf Garage.
  • Family-friendly; children under three (3) can join for free!
  • Dress code is casual. Remember to apply sunscreen if you're riding on the open-air, upper deck.
  • Light snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the onboard bar.


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Embark on a fully-narrated sightseeing cruise around the world-famous Boston Harbor, taking in all the spectacular sights while listening to epic stories of legend and lore.

Departing from the historic Long Wharf pier, this hour-long City Cruises harbor tour will sail along the Boston Harbor, offering views of the city's skyline and historic landmarks. Cruise past the USS Constitution for an up-close look at the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. You'll also see the Old North Church (circa 1723), famous for its role in the midnight ride of Paul Revere.

Enjoy the heroic tales of the Revolutionary War and local legends of the sea from the expert tour guides on board. Learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country.

Take in the best views no matter the weather, with spacious outdoor viewing decks when the weather is fine and comfortable indoor spaces with large windows.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Historic Harbor Cruise

How long is the Boston Historic Harbor Cruise?

This historic sightseeing cruise in Boston lasts approximately 1 hour.

Where does the cruise depart from?

The cruise departs from 1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02210.

Is there parking nearby?

You'll find two (2) nearby pay-to-park garages: Boston Harbor Garage at 266 Atlantic Ave and Rowes Wharf Garage at 30 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

How early should I arrive?

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure time; the cruise will leave on time. Please allow time for parking and city traffic.

Is the cruise recommended for children?

Yes, definitely! Children below three (3) years of age can join for free. Please select a free ticket for them, as they need to be accounted for on the boat.

What should I wear?

Wear casual clothing such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, blouses and comfortable shoes.

What should I bring?

Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a camera, and cash for purchasing light snacks and drinks, as credit cards might not work on board.

Is there a restroom onboard?

Yes, the boat has a restroom on board.