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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.

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  • 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 Historic Sightseeing Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise

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See some of the top attractions in Boston from the waterfront on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Explore Boston Harbor and see the city’s historic sites while listening to live commentary on board. Pass landmarks like the Boston Tea Party ships, USS Constitution, and Boston Light—the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the United States.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.60
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$34.60
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Boston Odyssey Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston with an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This 3-hour expedition on Boston Harbor features a three-course meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sun set, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun in the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.77
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$117.77
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Boston Harbor Sunset CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Take an evening cruise on Boston Harbor to watch the sunset from the water. Glide out to the Old North Church and Historic Site, the Charlestown Navy Yard, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and the USS Cassin Young. As a bonus, listen to the cannon fire of the USS Constitution, which marks the sunset each night.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.67
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$42.67
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Boston Harbor Sunset Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Harbor Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy the beauty of dusk along Boston Harbor on this sunset sightseeing cruise. See all the historic attractions that Boston Harbor has to offer and witness the USS Constitution’s traditional sunset ritual — ceremoniously firing her cannon and lowering her flag, signaling the end of the day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.70
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$36.70
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Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing TourDay Cruises

Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34

Spirit of Boston Lunch CruiseDay Cruises

Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise

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Enjoy Boston from the water while dining on a delicious buffet lunch on this cruise. See an array of top landmarks including Bunker Hill, the World Trade Center, and the site of the 1773 Boston Tea Party. Hear narrated commentary on the sites, and after lunch, head up to the top deck—the largest outdoor patio deck in town—where a DJ spins tunes from line dances to Top 40 hits.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.85
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$75.85
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Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed FerryFerry Services

Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry

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Don’t let time determine whether to see Boston or Salem. Visit both towns with the help of a quick and comfortable catamaran. This high-speed ferry service travels from Boston to Salem (or vice versa). Enjoy the scenic adventure from the upper or lower deck of the boat—or just relax at the lounge inside. An onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase. Upon arrival, many top attractions are within walking distance. One-way or round-trip tickets are available with a variety of convenient departure times.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High-Speed FerryFerry Services

Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High-Speed Ferry

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This 90-minute journey on a catamaran is the fastest and most luxurious way to travel to Cape Cod, where restaurants, beaches, shopping and nightlife await.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.00
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$61.00
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Sightseeing Day Sail around Boston HarborSailing

Sightseeing Day Sail around Boston Harbor

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See Boston Harbor’s sights from the water on this day sail aboard a replica of a pilot schooner. Step aboard the boat and sail off through the harbor, bound for Spectacle Island, Fort Independence, Castle Island, and Long Island. Listen to guided commentary on the harbor’s history and ecosystem while you sail, snapping photos of Boston’s coast from the water.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Sunset & Midday Cruise PasikudaHalf-day Tours

Sunset & Midday Cruise Pasikuda

Be in awe of Sri Lanka’s sunset or midday trill as you ride a relaxing boat cruise in Pasikuda. Ride a clean and comfortable catamaran across the waters of Pasikuda Beach and have an unforgettable day. Prepare to get wet and try any of their water activities including snorkeling, paddle boating, and more!
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  • 3 hours
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$5.34
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$5.34

Spirit of Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with BuffetHalf-day Tours

Spirit of Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston on an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This expedition on Boston Harbor features an all-you-can-eat buffet meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sunset, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun inside the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.67
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$104.67
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Boston Harbor Night CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Harbor Night Cruise

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Enjoy the beauty of Boston illuminated on this 1-hour evening cruise. Coast past sights like the Old North Church, Independence Wharf, the U.S.S. Constitution, the New England Aquarium, and more. Choose between open-air seating on the top deck, with blankets available, or stay cozy in the interior cabin. Alcohol, water, soda, and snacks are available for sale.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.67
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$26.67
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Boston Odyssey Brunch CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Cruise Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht, complete with superb city views and a buffet brunch featuring both breakfast and lunch offerings. For 2-hours you'll explore the waters from Rowes Wharf to the Charlestown Naval Yard and back, sailing past sights such as Castle Island and Boston Light. Spend some time enjoying the yacht's three climate-controlled decks or dancing to the sounds of a live DJ mix. There's even a glass of complimentary champagne following castoff.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.60
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$108.60
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Boston Odyssey Lunch CruiseDay Cruises

Boston Odyssey Lunch Cruise

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Enjoy lunch on the waters of Boston Harbor during this cruise aboard the "Odyssey Boston." You'll have the chance to admire views of the city skyline and seaport from the boat decks, plus listen to live music. The 3-course lunch includes a starter, main course, and dessert. This is a relaxing way to see the city from another perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.50
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$95.50
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Boston to Nantucket Small Group Day-Trip with Shuttle & High-Speed FerrySailing

Boston to Nantucket Small Group Day-Trip with Shuttle & High-Speed Ferry

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If you only have a day to experience Nantucket’s New England charm, maximize your time with this convenient package. Rather than hiring a car and taking the slow ferry, enjoy minibus transfers to Hyannis, cross to Nantucket in just an hour, and spend almost a whole day exploring independently by bus, car, or on foot. Your driver/guide will point out essential sights as you travel to Cape Cod.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.60
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$169.60
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Boston Codzilla High-Speed Thrill Boat RideCity Packages

Boston Codzilla High-Speed Thrill Boat Ride

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Experience a fast and furious thrill ride across Boston Harbor on Codzilla. This boat has been described as a “water coaster” for its exciting spins and turns at up to 40 miles per hour. The wet and wild ride features lots of loud music and an adventure that’s fun for the entire family.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.65
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$34.65
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City Lights and Boston Skyline Harbor SailNight Cruises

City Lights and Boston Skyline Harbor Sail

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See Boston from a new perspective on an evening cruise through the harbor. As you take in rare views of the city skyline, your guide offers insight and stories about Boston’s history and historic landmarks, from Bunker Hill to the Tobin River Bridge. With drinks available for purchase and the option to bring your own food, the cruise is a popular choice for date nights, work events, and groups of visitors.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$42.67
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$42.67

Open Water Scuba CourseCultural Tours

Open Water Scuba Course

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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course and once you are certified you can dive anywhere in the world with the certification from the world's largest and best scuba organization. Minimum age: 10 years Duration: 3 days Max depth: 18m/60ft
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$512.18
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$512.18

Boston Cruise to the USS Constitution & Navy YardDay Cruises

Boston Cruise to the USS Constitution & Navy Yard

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Explore one of Boston’s most cherished landmarks, the historic USS Constitution, on this 45-minute cruise to see America’s Ship of State. Get up close and personal with "Old Ironsides," including the option to take a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on this tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and Old North Church. This seasonal cruise operates from April to November only.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.25
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$27.25
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Live Irish Music Cruise in Boston HarborDay Cruises

Live Irish Music Cruise in Boston Harbor

Immerse yourself in Boston's Irish heritage on this evening cruise on Boston Harbor with live Irish music. Dance and clap along to the live band playing traditional Irish ballads as you take in sights of the Boston skyline lit up for the night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$51.20
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$51.20

Cocoa and Carols Holiday CruiseDay Cruises

Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

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Make this holiday season one to remember with this cocoa and carols holiday cruise on Boston Harbor. With dates offered throughout November and December, you can add a magical touch to your holiday, and easily find a date that works for you. Plus, you’ll cruise the harbor aboard a 1920s-style yacht with live music and a complimentary cup of cocoa to sip on as you take in beautiful views of Boston.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.07
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$49.07

Holiday Jazz Cruise in Boston HarborDay Cruises

Holiday Jazz Cruise in Boston Harbor

Enjoy a romantic evening as you celebrate the holidays with a cruise around Boston Harbor. Step aboard the luxury yacht Northern Lights, decorated in full holiday décor. View stunning panoramas of the Boston city lights, while sipping spirits and listening to holiday jazz favorites. This cruise is a great way to surprise a loved one or start a new winter tradition with friends and family.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.07
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$49.07

Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston HarborDay Cruises

Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor

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Experience Boston Harbor on a sunset cruise aboard a historic tall ship. Depart from Central Wharf on the 67-foot Liberty Star or the 125-foot Liberty Clipper and enjoy views of the outer harbor, Fort Independence, East Boston, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and beyond. Relax and let the crew handle the sails or jump in the action and a grab a line on this fun and affordable outing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.00
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Harbor Cruise & Sail On Our 125 Foot Tall Ship Liberty Clipper in BostonSailing

Harbor Cruise & Sail On Our 125 Foot Tall Ship Liberty Clipper in Boston

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Explore Boston by boat with this cruise on the Liberty Clipper. Help the crew hoist the sails or simply find a spot on deck to enjoy the views. Your captain creates a route depending on wind direction, heading toward the outer harbor for a glimpse of Fort Independence, or sailing toward East Boston for views of the Charlestown Navy Yard, home to the USS Constitution.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.00
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$41.00
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