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1.5 or 2-Hour Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Aboard a Classic Tall Ship

Boston, United States

From $47.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See Boston sights from the water
  • Try your hand at sailing by helping the crew
  • Choice of departure time
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase

What's Included

  • All activities
  • Sales tax included in price
  • Great views of Boston and the islands in the harbor!
  • Snacks (chips, etc) - cash only.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) - cash only or buy drink tickets online.
  • Soda / Bottled Water / Seltzer - cash only or buy drink tickets online.
  • Gratuities (not expected but very much appreciated)
  • Please note this is not a narrated tour, but our crew is happy to answer any questions you may have!

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Central Wharf
    Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    Check-in: Our check-in booth with large red signs on top is located across the street from Legal Sea Foods and in front of the New England Aquarium at Central Wharf in Boston.  The ships Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star depart from the docks next to the New England Aquarium (north side).

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.
  • We suggest that you arrive 15-20 minutes before departure to allow yourself time to check in at the booth which is located on Central Wharf near the New England Aquarium (across from Legal Sea Foods restaurant). You don't want to miss out on the fun, do you?
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Our crew is happy to help get you onboard! Due to the nature of the vessel, we are unable to accommodate motorized wheelchairs. Surfaces are uneven.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded. Your space has been guaranteed at the event and the activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will receive credit for a future sailing. The Company reserves the right to cancel any sail for inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If the Company cancels your cruise, you may reschedule to another comparable sail or receive a Company credit, but no refund will be issued. Further, the Company may cancel any sail for a private charter in which case a full refund will be issued. The Company reserves the right to substitute vessels for any departure. For groups of 8 or more a 10% minimum gratuity will be added to your booking and you hereby authorize us to charge the gratuity to your credit card as an additional charge.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

      about cancellations.

      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 1.5 or 2-Hour Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Aboard a Classic Tall Ship?

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

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1.5 or 2-Hour Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Aboard a Classic Tall Ship?

      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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      163 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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      It was a very hot day but...
      DeAnna_C, Aug 2022
      It was a very hot day but the crew the time on the ship fun and memorable! Drinks were good and the shade from the sails made it perfect
      Storytelling on the water
      Annamarie_J, Aug 2022
      My best friend and I came to Boston (from Seattle) to celebrate my 50th birthday and I have to say that going on this ship was the highlight of my trip! Having the opportunity to be out on the water on a gorgeous boat with super friendly crew members was so much fun! I learned a lot about the industry and couldn’t have enjoyed myself more!
      Captain and crew raising...
      Thomas_S, Aug 2022
      Captain and crew raising the sails and sightseeing around Boston Harbor were the highlights for our trip!
      Ahoy Tall Ships!!
      Debra_M, Aug 2022
      The weather was good, but not much wind. It was a great experience! So glad we went. It was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
      Calm and relaxing
      Mary_C, Aug 2022
      Great crew, friendly, beautiful trip, not enough wind to sail for long before moving to engine but calm relaxing trip around the Boston Harbor
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Ahh it seems like we succeeded in our mission to provide a relaxing time on the water! Thank you for sailing with Liberty Fleet. :-)
      Relaxing sail around the harbor
      SharonGraichen_R, Aug 2022
      Beautiful day on the water. This is just a sail around the harbor with no historical facts or narrations - relaxing, just what we needed in the middle of a busy weekend. Captain Lincoln, Anastasia and Nico are friendly, outgoing, and answered any questions we had.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Yup! We want our guests to relax and enjoy the sailing and surroundings. It looks like we got things right for you. Narrated sails do happen on the first Sunday of the month - A Sail Through Time Harbor HIstory Cruise - 12-2pm.
      Great experience!
      Shannon_W, Jul 2022
      Myself and my mother arrived late for our departure and missed our boat:( However, we called Liberty and the woman on the phone kindly got us on the next boat. We boarded the boat and were greated by Lincon and his amazing crew! The weather was beautiful so we had a full view of the Boston Harbour and all surrounding sites. Lincon was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable concerning all of the historical value of the buildings we passed along the journey. Highly recommend!
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Many thanks for the kind words and the recommendation. Our crew works hard and we are glad when our guests have the same appreciation.
      Thank you
      serge_p, Jul 2022
      Staff were great , great atmosphere, great service, we shall be back , thank you , great way to see Boston, th we ship was fantastic
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Hurray! Love to hear that. Many thanks for the kind words AND for sailing with Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships.
      Ready Sail Go!
      Elizabeth_V, Jul 2022
      We had unexpected obstacles that had the crew act swiftly. It was aweso.e to see them in action. Great experience, very friendly and don't forget the bar on board! Would come back anytime!
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Ah yes our ships are working sailing ships and situations can come up. Am glad all went well and that you had a good time onboard. Thank you!
      Wonderful experience. My...
      Marian_S, Jul 2022
      Wonderful experience. My husband helped with the sails and loved being a part of it. I sat back and enjoyed the ride. Crew was great and interacted as much as you wanted. Plenty of beverages available. Niko was totally cool.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      It sounds like you each got to enjoy the cruise in your own way! That is what we are all about. Thank you! (We will let Niko know he made an impression :-) ).
      Very nice outing but was...
      mari_R, Jul 2022
      Very nice outing but was disappointed that there was no narration of the harbor or skyline sites. As a tourist we looking to learn about Boston but this was just a boat ride.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      We thank you for sailing with Liberty Fleet and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the outing. Liberty Fleet does mention in the cruise description that these are not narrated tours and we always encourage our guests to ask the crew and captain if are questions about the sights to be seen. On the first Sunday of the month we do present a narrated cruise in conjunction with Boston By Foot. Perhaps you would like to give that one a try. Send us an email if you're interested in giving that one a try.
      Great time
      Carol_C, Jul 2022
      Had a great time sailing! Crew was great and knowledgeable. Great for families. See the harbor under quiet sail power.
      Beautiful day
      Patricia_B, Jul 2022
      Beautiful day on the water. Crew was great. All sails were put up. Crew instructed anyone that wanted to help. Everyone was very happy on our boat ride.
      Relaxing sailboat ride
      Bevin_G, Jul 2022
      We had such a fun time on this boat trip! The boat crew was so nice and answered a lot of my incessant questions about how sailboats work, as well as letting me help pull one of the sails up. Fun! The weather in Boston during the summer is so perfect for a day out on the water, I promise you will have a great time and feel very relaxed afterwards. Note that this trip is more about relaxing and chatting with your friends/SO - it’s not a “tour” per say (no narration).
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      You are so right in mentioning that this is not a narrated tour. Liberty Fleet wants its guests to focus on the experience of sailing and nature and the views of the city. However, captain and crew are always happy to answer any questions (as you point out! :-) ). Good for you for taking that initiative and making the most of your time onboard. Thank you!
      Amazing journey!
      Erik_J, Jul 2022
      We loved it! Captain Lincoln was personable and informative. We will do it again! It was our first tall ship experience and we were more than impressed. Thank you!
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thank you and hope to see you again very soon! :-)
      A true Sailing experience.
      Matthew_Z, Jul 2022
      The Captain and Crew were very friendly and accommodating. The true Sailing experience was awesome, no engine running the whole time just wind power. Also the opportunity to help hoist the sails was an experience not to be soon forgotten.
      Super relaxing
      Chloe_W, Jul 2022
      The crew was amazing! They let you help hoist the sails, and there’s even a bar on deck. The crew told beautiful stories and actually engaged with their customers. 10/10 experience
      Experience of a lifetime
      Anne_W, Jul 2022
      Sailing with a knowledgeable, friendly crew, amazing experience. Loved that they ask for help! It was a perfect day for sailing; the wind, the water, the sun…so perfect
      Sailing Boston
      Lisa_S, Jul 2022
      Amazing day on the water! The crew was very friendly and we learned a lot about what it takes to sail. So much fun to see Boston from the water.
      Great family activity to sail around the harbor
      Susan_F, Jul 2022
      We enjoyed the crew and helping to hoist the sails. One of the crew members gave us a history of long Island, spectacle island, deer island and the fort. It was a great sail and the captain was very engaging with all of us on the ship.


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