Water activity

Boston: Historical Sightseeing Cruise

Boston: Historical Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Boston Harbor City Cruises

From US$ 40.65 per person

Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston’s inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully narrated one-hour cruise!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • See views of the historic USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church
  • Take in panoramic views of the Boston skyline and the Boston Harbor Islands
  • Learn the highlights of American History where it started
  • Travel through the Harbor Islands National Park Area
  • Enjoy outdoor viewing decks and indoor spaces with large windows
Full description

Experience breathtaking views, refreshing sea breezes, and vividly told stories of Boston past and present, aboard this one-hour tour around Boston Harbor.

Depart from Long Wharf, then Cruise past the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned US Navy war ship afloat today, marvel at the Bunker Hill Monument, and catch a glimpse of the fabled Old North End Church steeple.

From expert narrators, you’ll hear heroic tales and local legends from the Revolutionary War, and learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country.

The boat is equipped to give you the best view no matter the weather, with spacious outdoor viewing decks when the weather is fine, and indoor spaces with large windows if you want to be indoors. Onboard refreshments and snacks are also available for purchase.

  • Harbor Cruise
  • Onboard narration
  • Captain
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The tour departs from One Long Wharf, which is located between the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel and the New England Aquarium in Boston. Upon arrival at Long Wharf, please proceed to the boarding location of your cruise, where you will present your voucher for scanning/redemption.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • Food and drinks are available for purchase on board and are not included in the price of the tour
  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 789 reviews

Review summary

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This was such a fun tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area as he is a longtime resident and has even worked as a park ranger for Acadia :) We really enjoyed the tour and recommended it to our friends who also had a blast. Highly recommend adding this to any MDI itinerary!

October 25, 2021

The sightseeing cruise was nice but there was no 11 am cruise. The company gave us seats on the noon cruise without a problem but we wasted an hour by getting to the dock for a cruise that didn’t exist. Don’t use Get Your Guide for booking. Try to go directly to the provider.

September 19, 2021

I am a life long resident of Mass. So we decided to be 'tourists' in our city of Boston. Seeing the city from the water gave us all a new way of looking at Boston. The man who did the speaking was interesting and very informative of all the areas.

August 23, 2021

Product ID: 7201