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Sightseeing Day Sail around Boston Harbor

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From $59.74

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Choice of Several departure times to fit your schedule departures throughout the day
  • Water cooler available to fill your reusable bottles
  • Choose between 1.5-hour or 2-hour duration
  • Cash bar on board the boat serves wine, beer, and soft drinks

What's Included

  • Duration: Choose between a 1.5 or 2 hour sailing experience
  • Beverages are not included, but are available for purchase by credit card only.
  • Soda & Water is $2.00, beer is $6.00, wine is $7.00/glass, and mixed drinks are $9.00.
  • Gratuities (recommended for the captain and crew)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Classic Harbor Line Boston
    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    The boat departs from Rowes Wharf, directly behind the Boston Harbor Hotel, located at (for GPS) 400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston (02110). Check-in at Rowes Wharf is located in the Ferry Terminal, a climate controlled public space, located on the wharf only steps away from our dock. If guests are lost or running late, please call us at 617-951-2460.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years. Coolers and outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted
  • Dress for the weather - it's often cooler on the water
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Plan to arrive at the ticket booth 15-30 minutes prior to the departure time. The meeting point is located directly behind the Boston Harbor Hotel in the Ferry Terminal just steps away from the dock. Boarding begins 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Sightseeing Day Sail around Boston Harbor?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Sightseeing Day Sail around Boston Harbor?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Traveler Tips

There are cushioned seats in the rear of the boat, a cabin beneath if it gets too chilly, with bathrooms.
101 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great sail and Great Crew
Lauren_G, Aug 2022
Captain Sean and the crew were amazing! The sail was easy and so much fun. Crew was attentive on service while on the boat, and couldn’t have asked for a better trip!! Highly recommend!!
Beautiful boat. Fun sail....
Lawrence_V, Jul 2022
Beautiful boat. Fun sail. Friendly crew. Only negative was the numerous noisy motorboats in Boston Harbor.
Amazing experience!
Anneliese_G, Jul 2022
Amazing trip! The crew was awesome, and the experience was a 10/10. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants a chill and relaxed way to explore Boston!
Great Experience
IFAN_P, Jul 2022
Excellent, relaxing Experience. Highly recommended if you want an alternative view of Boston and its environs.
Great experience and wonderful crew!
Camryn_S, Jul 2022
We had such a fantastic time! Got to view Boston Harbor and the city skyline as well as learning about the outlying islands etc. The crew was so knowledgeable and pleasant and really made our trip so fun! We could absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting Boston!
The crew were awesome and...
Leslie_R, Jul 2022
The crew were awesome and knew all the islands and places around us, but the scenery quickly becomes the same. However, it was relaxing and always nice to be on the water. Would recommend making sure to describe clearly.
Great harbor tour!
Janice_F, Jul 2022
This was our third time on the schooner- we love it!!! Such a nice way to see the harbor on a beautiful boat and the crew is always amazing.
Beautiful tour. Crew was...
Thomas_B, Jul 2022
Beautiful tour. Crew was outstanding - friendly and very personable. An all around great experience.
Great experience
Helen_W, Jul 2022
The crew was amazing and we had the best time! We would totally go out again. We lucked out with amazing weather plus some wind to actually sail. Highly recommended to locals and people traveling alike
Great day activity
Natalie_G, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed the crew and learning about the mechanics of sailing. We sat close to the front so we were able to ask a lot of questions
Great experience
NATHALIE_E, Jul 2022
The entire crew were very friendly and professional. I will definitely be recommending this to all my friends and family.
Exciting sail
Lisa_C, Jul 2022
Beautiful ship and attentive crew. Learned even more about Boston and the Harbour. Highly recommend!
Ok sail boat trip
Nikolai_P, Jul 2022
Ok trip on a sail boat kind of boring, had the similar boat trip in Portland, Maine that crew captain did an excellent narration about surrounding area, about sightseeing, about the boat, this trip was complete opposite no narrations no story telling nothing, just a nice girls was serving drinks It was ok but if you want to find out about area it’s not a trip you want or need Anyway this is OK trip on sail boat will be bit crowded, bit uncomfortable but it will be a sail boat no one will tell you about it
Great trip!
Valerie_T, Jul 2022
Amazing experience. Boat and crew were wonderful. Really enjoyed touring around the harbor. Only bummer was our trip got cut short due to a storm coming in!
Wonderful two hour cruise.
Tawnya_H, Jun 2022
Great cruise! Friendly staff. Amazing boat! Drinks available for purchase. I’m so happy I decided to embark!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Gabrielle_F, Jun 2022
Absolute top notch experience. The boat, the crew, the view, all absolutely incredible. They serve alcohol on board and the entire experience was very relaxing/chill and private. It’s not a party boat with music blasting, but if you are looking for something different to do in Boston without being on a giant touristy boat with 100+ other people, this is it. I have nothing but great things to say about the entire excursion.
Great sail!
Jennifer_K, Jun 2022
The great weather and sailing experience! The captain and crew were could not have been nicer! Definitely would do it again.
Great value, awesome crew, lovely views.
Cristian_G, Jun 2022
The views are amazing, the water was great and the experience was wonderful. Took my wife on the 2 hour sail for our anniversary she love it. I like the smaller sizes of the trips and the crew was awesome!
Enjoy a view of the harbor from the watet
nsilverman, Jun 2022
It was very enjoyable. The captain and crew were great and shared many stories about the Boston harbor. Well worth spending a couple of hours enjoying the sail even when the weather was cool—blankets provided
Great Trip
RayHosmer, May 2022
Great Day to sail! Crew was great, Beautiful boat and well maintained! Got a great history lesson from one member of the Crew. Very informative!


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