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.
Dine on an all-you-can-eat buffet while your narrator describes the highlights of your ever-changing views of Boston
View the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party
See the USS Constitution, the oldest fully commissioned naval vessel in the world
Dance or stroll along the deck as the DJ plays a variety of lively music from the 40s through today
Enjoy spectacular views of Boston as you feast on a lunch buffet aboard a scenic cruise. Make your way to the Seaport World Trade Center, board your boat and explore the decks before settling in at a table.
While you dine (see below for a sample menu), soak up Boston's stunning skyline from the panoramic windows and listen to the narrated commentary.
During your cruise, pass by the World Trade Center, the financial hub of Boston. See where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773, when rebels dumped tea into the harbor to protest British taxes. Drift past the site of the Boston Massacre, where five American colonists were killed by British soldiers in 1770, a location now marked by a simple circle of cobblestones.
Marvel at the World War II naval destroyer, the USS Cassin Young, as well as the USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, a nickname earned because of her invincibility in battle. Old Ironsides was launched in 1797 and is the oldest, fully commissioned naval vessel in the world.
Snapshots of Fort Independence and Castle Island: Fort Independence, first settled in 1634, features the nation's oldest fully maintained fort. Admire Tobin Memorial Bridge, opened to traffic in 1950.
After you finish lunch, stroll up to the top deck for fresh air and amazing views. Or, rock 'til you dock while the DJ plays a variety of music. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon and take in all the sights of historic Boston.
Reviews by Viator travelers
The Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise...
, Aug 2017
The Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise was Amazing! Boarding the ship early afforded my wife and daughter and I to find our table first but we went outside on the second level deck for a better view. It was great once we started to sail and we enjoyed a great meal that was available as soon as we were under way. We all agreed that the food was very good and as we finished we noticed a lot of people came out on deck once they finished their meal. So if you want a table outside you should get one when you board the ship. The Boston skyline was also Amazing and to get various perspectives of it as we went around the harbor was fantastic. It was also wonderful to see all of the other ships and sailboats that were out enjoying themselves in the harbor. The cruise also takes a path next to Logan airport so it's an added sight to see the jets take off and land as you're cruising along. While there was jazz playing on the outside speakers there was a DJ inside playing some top 40 and popular dance music and the indoor crowd was dancing up a storm. I feel good about my 5 star rating cause there was something for everyone! Finally, all of the staff were very nice, the drinks while pricy were great, the food was great, and having visited Boston many times I can say this is an unforgettable pleasure!
The staff was engaging and professional, the boat was clean but the food was so awful I barely ate a thing. I went to get dessert - as I was starving - and found that there was no more. Staff said there was no more (and said passengers had taken 3 or 4 desserts each). Later, contrary to what I was told, I saw that there was more dessert put out at the buffet. I took a few things but couldn't eat the dessert either as they also tasted horrible and were very dry (perhaps frozen and thawed?). Get it together, folks, on the food quality, quantity and presentation!
To view Boston city from water, I would thoroughly recommend this cruise. Throughout the cruise staff provided a commentary about the city and its history. Also, the staff were all friendly and courteous, and provided the entertainment. The lunch was scrumptious ... there was a variety of salads, cold meats, hot dishes and a selection of desserts.