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Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Boston, United States
Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the landmarks and highlights of Boston from the water on this sightseeing cruise in Boston Harbor. Sit back and enjoy a cup of New England Clam chowder while sailing between the harbor's 34 islands, listening to their history through your guide's commentary. Snap photos and enjoy a unique perspective of the harbor, very different than a typical walking or driving tour through Boston. Highlights include Nixes Mate, Lovell's Island, Spectacle Island, and Fort Independence.
  • Cup of New England Clam chowder provided, a can't-miss Boston delicacy
  • Great photo ops of Boston's skyline from the water
  • Learn about the history of the 34 islands in the harbor
  • Cruise offers a different perspective than a traditional land tour
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Cruise aboard Northern Lights
Lightly narrated by the Captain
Food and drinks are not included, but are available for purchase by credit card
Gratuities are not included, but recommended for the Captain and crew

Departure Point

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

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the departure time to check-in at the ticket booth and obtain boarding passes
  • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed on the reservation
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • There is a climate controlled main cabin with seating, a covered upper deck and an open bow
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats are available if given advance notice
  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Classic Harbor Line - Boston
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise .

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star-5
I would do this tour again
Frances_B
, Dec 2020
The narration was wonderful and they explained where we were going and the history of the sites that we were seeing and it was a beautiful day. We definitely social distance and I would do it again
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Totally wanna go again!
Sophia_T
, Sep 2020
Captain was so nice and allowed us to join him in his forte and the boat ride was amazing along with great service at the bar!
star-4
Lots of Fun
Ann_N
, Aug 2020
Lot s of fun, particularly on a hot day. Did a great job of distancing the benches, and was very clean. I live in the area, but if you were a tourist you would not learn anything about what you were seeing. A little more narrative would be very helpful.
star-3
As long as I don't come down with COVID-19, I will remember this trip fondly.
Donna
, Aug 2020
My husband and I were looking for something fun to do in Boston that would be safe during the Pandemic. Look at the "Keeping you safe during COVID-19" bullet points, I thought that I would feel and be safe. They required masks upon entry, but every single guest but one besides my husband and myself removed their masks immediately. While the staff put the benches 6' apart, social distancing was not at all enforced. Someone in a party of 8 pulled their bench right up behind me, less than 2' away. When I objected they moved to about 4' away. The description of the cruise included listening to the history of the Boston islands through the guide's commentary. That commentary turned out to be nonexistent. Other than that, the cruise was lovely. It was wonderful to be on the water with lovely cool breezes on such a hot day. The crew outran a local rainstorm. As long as I don't come down with COVID-19, I will remember it fondly.
star-3
Pleasant
ABB-NYC
, Jul 2020
Friendly staff. Nice cruise. Not enough narration. Was hoping for more historical references. Good COVID precautions.
star-5
Excellent
alfred_s
, Jul 2020
Excellent way to spead a couple hours enjoying the beautiful views of Boston harbor with a team of wonderful helpful staff...
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
alfred_s
, Jul 2020
Excellent time to enjoy a beautiful time on the water.The crew was excellent very friendly and helpful... don’t let the Covid scare u away excellent time to enjoy not being crowded.... the ship is by far the cleanest ship shape well kept tourist ship I’ve ever been on ... 10!! Top notch

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