Boston Sunset Cruises in Boston, MA

Boston Harbor CruisesOne Long WharfBoston , MA 02110
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The best way to see the stunning views of Boston is from the water! Boston Harbor & Sightseeing Cruises offer a variety of tour types, and many sail times for ease of planning. All tours have charismatic guides who share the surprisingly entertaining history of Boston. There is even a snack/ beverage bar if anyone gets hungry! Most cruises are family-friendly; however, there is a sunset cruise for adults only.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • Gratuities appreciated!
  • Bring cash for food purchases.
  • Cruise durations range from 45 minutes-2 hours.
  • All cruises are family-friendly except the Sunset Cocktail Cruise, which is for adults 21+ with ID.


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Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
Looking for a bit of history, sights AND the majestic Boston skyline at sunset? Then step aboard our Sunset Sightseeing Cruise. This fully narrated, 90-minute tour introduces you to the lore and allure of Boston Harbor past and present, including the USS Constitution's traditional ritual as she fires her cannon and lowers her flag to signal the day's end.

Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Sip. Celebrate. Savor the evening. Our 90-minute Sunset Cocktail Cruise is an adults-only (21+) excursion featuring music, light snacks and a full cash bar. Clink your glasses and celebrate the evening with that special someone or a group of friends as the Boston skyline lights up with the magnificent sunset.

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"Most Incompetent, rude customer service"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2020 NEW
Most Incompetent, rude customer service when you call. The bored customer service is completely unhelpful and ignorant. If something goes wrong do not count on them to help fix it and reimburse your money.
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"Great Break from Walking, cool down and get a different view of the city/history"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2020
The harbor cruise came with the Hop on and Off Trolley tour and even with covid going on, there were folks on the cruise with us. Social distancing was in place and really was not busy as there were 6 others on the total cruise. We had the boat to ourselves so to speak. The guide was proving great information on the city and was awesome to be able to see the city from a different point of view. The skyline is awesome and with the USS Constitution closed down at the time we toured, was a great way to see her. Even if it does not come with the hop on/off tour I would say is worth it to buy it and go. We would do this again.
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neil k
"Perfect trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2020
Social distancing was perfect. Reduced numbers of people was perfect. Right on schedule. Clean. Took the bikes. We saw whales too! Awesome day. They did it all right!
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Boston, Massachusetts
"Winter Wildlife Cruise to Boston Harbor Islands"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2020
We went on a Winter Wildlife Cruise sponsored by Boston Harbor Now with Massachusetts Audubon on a Saturday in late January. It was terrific! A nice adventure to start 2020. It was aboard a Boston Harbor Cruise vessel and it was a sold out cruise. The vessel was large and comfortable inside and there was plenty of room to view the various harbor islands and sea birds that were the focus of the tour. We went out as far a Graves Light and Boston Light, which were wonderful to see up close. I and two friends spent most of the time viewing things from the outside deck. It was chilly but not bad, and best for getting the full experience. The entire cruise was narrated by various Naturalists from the Massachusetts Audubon Society. They spotted the various types of ducks and birds that we were on the lookout for and told people where to look to see them. Of course our goal was to spot a Snowy Own and toward the end of the cruise when we were heading back in we did see one on the shoreline at the end of part of Logan Airport. It was quite a sight. The staff of Naturalists was terrific and so passionate about sharing their knowledge with the public. They were especially good with getting children involved and appointing them as Junior Rangers. We did not have children with us but there were quite a few on board. Definitely a great winter Saturday adventure!
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
"Boston Harbor sightseeing and getting about"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 28, 2019
An excellent way to get to Salem with a wonderfully old trolley bus and free!! ride into town. Also used a ferry to visit the dockyards and USS Constitution what a bargain.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Cruise

Where is the meeting location? 
1 Long Wharf Boston, MA 02110.

Is the cruise appropriate for children? 
Yes, all of our cruises are family-friendly except the Sunset Cocktail Cruise, which is for adults 21+ with ID.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
Yes. However, the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the tour? 
The Sunset Cocktail Cruise is 2 hours. The Sunset Sightseeing cruise is 90 minutes.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
No, but our galleys offer a terrific selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, tasty snacks such as hot pretzels, popcorn, and chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts, and cereals. Fruit juices, tea, sports drinks, and other beverages are also available along with beer, wine, and cocktails.

Please Note: at sea, credit/debit card transactions are sometimes not possible, so it’s a good idea to have cash on hand.