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Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution

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Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution

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

Overview

See some of the top attractions in Boston from the waterfront on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Explore Boston Harbor and see the city’s historic sites while listening to live commentary on board. Pass landmarks like the Boston Tea Party ships, USS Constitution, and Boston Light—the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the United States.
  • Historic sightseeing cruise of Boston Harbor
  • Narrated tour with tales of the Revolutionary War, Legends of the Sea, and Boston's Historical Figures
  • See America's oldest continuously manned lighthouse
  • Sail through the Harbor Islands National Park Area and Boston's working Port
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90-minute Historic Sightseeing Cruise of Boston Harbor
Narrated tour with tales of the Revolutionary War, Legends of the Sea, and Boston's Historical Figures
See America's oldest continuously manned lighthouse
Sail through the Harbor Islands National Park Area and Boston's working Port
See stunning panoramic views of Boston's skyline and waterfront areas during your cruise
Skip-The-Ticket Window Lines and head straight to the ferry for faster boarding
Food & Beverages (available for purchase)
1 Long Wharf , 1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Boston Harbor Cruises

This activity will end right where it started.
Discover some of the important historic attractions along Boston’s inner and outer harbors during this entertaining and educational sightseeing cruise.

On this narrated tour, see the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s Ship of State. Cruise past the authentically restored Boston Tea Party ships and the floating Boston Museum, one of the top museums in Boston. Check out Old North Church, where the famous “one if by land, and two if by sea” signal is said to have been sent by Paul Revere back in 1775. There’s also Boston Light, a lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor and the first light station established on the North American continent.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston Harbor Cruises
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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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:
Should I make advance reservations for the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:Advance reservations are strongly recommended, especially on weekends and holidays. Trips often sell out.
May 2021
Q:
When should I arrive for the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time to allow for boarding.
May 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise?
A:There are two parking garages: The Harbor Garage, 70 E. India Row, Boston; and Rowes Wharf Garage, 30 Rowes Wharf, Boston. Parking fees apply at both locations.
May 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available onboard during the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:Yes, restrooms are available on board.
May 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:Comfortable rubber-soled shoes or sneakers are a good idea, along with a light sweater or jacket, even on a warm day. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are a must and don’t forget your camera or binoculars.
May 2021
Q:
Is food available during the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:Yes! There is a selection of sandwiches as well as tasty snacks. Fruit juices, tea, sports drinks, and other beverages are also available along with beer, wine, and cocktails. Note: bring cash as the credit card readers don't always function at sea.
May 2021
Q:
Will I experience motion sickness during the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise?
A:The catamarans are designed to be highly stable, but some passengers may experience motion sickness. Medication such as Dramamine may help. Facing forward with your head resting on the seatback near the front of the boat can help as well.
May 2021
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Can I bring my pet with me on the Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:Yes - animals onboard must be kept with you and leashed or kept in a carrier at all times. Note - the cruise may last up to 4 hours, so it is up to the pet owner to consider if it is appropriate for the pet’s comfort and wellbeing.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
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 Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution.

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  • "I definitely recommend it if your looking for a nice time on water with beautiful views!" See review

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star-5
Very nice boat ride, a...
Aurora_M
, Nov 2021
Very nice boat ride, a lots of things to see and learned from Boston ‘s History. I thought we were going to see the housess of rich and famous.
star-5
Experience to Remember
Alexandria_M
, Nov 2021
The presenter was excellent and l learnt a lot from it. The boat cruise was very clean. My boyfriend had never been on one, he loved it
star-5
Awesome Tour!
Rick_P
, Nov 2021
Best tour we took in Boston. Our guide, Kevin, was enthusiastic and shared great stories- entertaining even for a non-baseball person. For a loyal Red Sox fan- bring the smelling salts!
star-5
Great tour!!
Keith_N
, Nov 2021
Very informative. Our tour guide, Malachi, was awesome. Had great information regarding Boston's history and was entertaining too! I would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-5
Cruisin the Boston Harbor
SonjaM_S
, Nov 2021
It was a special treat to see and hear about Spectacle Island.. The weather was a little chilly, but Mike was such an engaging and affable speaker we didn’t mind the chill.
star-5
Great experience....
Kelly_V
, Nov 2021
Great experience. Beautiful views and very knowledgeable guide. Lovely tour out of the inner harbor with views and stories about the outer island chain.
star-5
Recommend Boston Harbor Harbor Cruise
Nick_A
, Nov 2021
Guide on the ship was very entertaining. I enjoyed what he had to say about the landmarks in Boston harbor. I would definitely recommend taking this tour.
star-4
Overall great tour. Bathroom Need cleaning during tour
Laurie_A
, Nov 2021
It was a cold day but despite the weather very enjoyable. Very affordable and the Host was very knowledgeable and humorous. Only reason for 4 stars was the filthy bathrooms with unflushable toilets. Many women needed to use the bathroom after the tour but couldn't. Was really disgusting 🤮
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Mary_O
, Nov 2021
The tour guide was very good! The best part was seeing the USS Constitution! It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun!
star-5
Highly recommended
Alma_M
, Oct 2021
Very informative. I have learned so much about Boston . The narrator did a fantastic job with story telling

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