Boston Waterfront
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Our most recommended Boston Waterfront Sightseeing Tours

  • Boston 90-Minute Historical Sightseeing Cruise

    1. Boston 90-Minute Historical Sightseeing Cruise

    Take to the open sea for a fully narrated 90-minute tour around Boston Harbor, bringing your history book to life. Immerse yourself in Boston's history as you cruise past the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy, the USS Constitution, marvel at the Tea Party ships, and catch a glimpse of the Old North End Church. From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you’ll be entertained and enthralled. Other highlights you’ll see include the nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston’s working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.

    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.

  • Boston Harbor Champagne Sunset Sail from Rowes Wharf

    2. Boston Harbor Champagne Sunset Sail from Rowes Wharf

    A perfect way to wind down after work or begin a night of romance...    Experience a beautiful Boston harbor sunset on the water and see some of the city's waterfront landmarks as the sun dips below the horizon. You will be aboard the most elegant sailing yacht in town, Adirondack III - a classic 80 foot pilot schooner.     She is a smooth, gentle sailing vessel with some speediness to boot, the Adirondack III offers a comfortable ride for you and your loved ones.  Within minutes of leaving the dock, you'll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the ambiance of a sunset sailing cruise aboard a stellar vessel.  Enjoy the historic scenery of Boston Harbor:  The Boston Fish Pier The Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier Castle Island and the Donald McKay monument Inner Harbor Islands Charleston Navy Yard Waterfront Park The New England Aquarium Your knowledgeable cap...

    We thoroughly enjoyed this sunset cruise. The Captain and the crew were knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The view was amazing….. not only did we experience a beautiful sunset, but we saw about 8 planes coming into Boston Logan Airport with several fluting right over us. The boat was comfortable and the drinks were great. Would highly recommend.

  • Boston Harbor: Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise

    3. Boston Harbor: Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise

    Step aboard your yacht and settle into a seat in the climate-controlled observation cabin or on the open top deck. Once your captain has lifted the anchor, you are welcome to move around the boat and get your hands on a beverage from the bar.  As part of your ticket, enjoy a gourmet buffet-style lunch. Freshly-made seasonal items such as an assortment of sandwiches, fruit, chips, and desserts will be served directly to you. This cruise is excellent for families, friends exploring Boston and surrounding areas, and visitors or locals looking for a unique and relaxing afternoon adventure. Join the people that are drawn to New England every year thanks to its vibrant foliage. Capture the unique colors of fall on the Boston Harbor Islands while hearing stories about pirates and ghosts that haunt the islands. Find out how the islands have played an integral role in fortifying Boston in ever...

  • Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Weekend Brunch Cruise

    4. Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Weekend Brunch Cruise

    Capture the unique colors of fall on the Boston Harbor Islands while hearing stories about pirates and ghosts that haunt the islands. Find out how the islands have played an integral role in fortifying Boston in every war from the Revolutionary War until World War II.  Enjoy panoramic views of Boston Harbor with the decorative colors of fall and see historic sites along the harbor. Keep an eye out for harbor seals in early spring and fall, cormorants, ospreys, egrets, blue herons, oystercatchers, and other wildlife. Enjoy a 3-course brunch freshly made by the chef onboard. Menu items include: First Course: • Assorted muffins, scones, and tarts • Belgian waffles with maple syrup and roasted apples • New York bagels with herbed cream cheese • Yogurt and banana nut granola • Selection of sliced fruit Second Course: • Bourbon smoked bacon • Chicken apple...

  • Boston: Downtown Harbor Sailing Cruise

    5. Boston: Downtown Harbor Sailing Cruise

    Experience Boston like never before on board the 80-foot pilot schooner Adirondack III, and enjoy a smooth sailing, with some invigorating speed to boot. Within minutes of leaving dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land as you experience the joy of a sailing adventure. Cruise past landmark attractions, such as the Boston Fish Pier, Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier, and Castle Island. Drift past the Inner Harbor Islands and see the historic Charleston Navy Yard. Look out for the green oasis of Waterfront Park and the home to hundreds of marine critters, including sharks and sea turtles, at New England Aquarium. Your knowledgeable captain and crew will be on hand to answer questions about the sights and history of Boston Harbor and its surrounds, from interesting facts to old-time legends. Wines and local micro beers are available to purchase on board, while compliment...

    Overall a pleasant experience. It would be even better if the staff are more interactive with the passengers and provide commentary on things like how sail boats work, history of that boat, history of boston harbor, what buildings are on the skyline. I think that’s a great opportunity to further improve customer experience.

  • Boston Harbor: Full Moon Cruise

    6. Boston Harbor: Full Moon Cruise

    The cruise will start from Rowes Wharf and head out towards the fish pier and logan airport. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure. During the cruise, you will be right under the flight path of Boston Logan Airport and hear the engines roar as the planes land and take off. We will head towards the Boston Harbor Islands and then back to the dock along the East Boston and Charlestown waterfronts. View the USS Constitution, the United States Navy's oldest commissioned ship, in all its splendor under the moonlight. There is a full service bar and light snacks available for sale during your cruise. You can also select an option to have a glass of prosecco included in your ticket.

  • Boston Harbor: Winter Holiday Weekend Brunch Cruise

    7. Boston Harbor: Winter Holiday Weekend Brunch Cruise

    Take a relaxing 2-hour morning cruise through the Boston Harbor during the holiday season in the warm, cozy, and festively decorated interior of your boat. While aboard, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa from a hot chocolate bar and enjoy the harbor sites. Enjoy a hot and freshly prepared three-course brunch as you soak in the panoramic views of Boston Harbor.  First course Pastries, Scones and Croissants, Fresh fruit and berries Yogurt Cranberry granola Bagels and lox Second course Scrambled eggs with herbs and cheese Roasted potato hash Bacon and smoked ham Winter salad Third course Peppermint bark chocolate squares and pumpkin bread pudding

    A wonderful, entertaining and relaxing experience. The atmosphere of the boat and Boston Harbor, the food, as well as a running commentary of Boston's sites made for a great experience. The food was delicious and the crew provided a great experience.

  • Boston: Champagne City Lights Cruise 1920s Commuter Yacht

    8. Boston: Champagne City Lights Cruise 1920s Commuter Yacht

    Sit back and relax with a loved one for a romantic cruise or enjoy the evening with a group of friends and experience the twinkling lights of downtown Boston. Cruise by the North End and catch a glimpse of the Old North Church made famous by the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Enjoy the buildings of downtown Boston such as the Custom House Tower, International Place, Independence Wharf and the New England Aquarium. Pass by the U.S.S. Constitution and hear how she got the nickname "Ironsides." View the Bunker Hill Monument, which sits behind the U.S.S Constitution. Marvel at the construction of the Leonard B. Zakim Bridge. Check out the colorful lights on the buildings in Boston’s Seaport District such as the new Vertex Building, World Trade Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art. The Northern Lights offers bench seating outside on the top deck as well as a climate controlled interi...

    My experience with Boston Harbor Campaign cruise was wonderful. It was a great night with my family visiting from NYC. They were truly surprised by my thoughtfulness. They were also happy with their experience in Boston. Heartfelt thanks! Annette

  • Boston Citywalks: Private Personalized Walking Tour

    9. Boston Citywalks: Private Personalized Walking Tour

    Boston Citywalks will personalize a 2-hour tour of the city that offers you just the right mix of history, architecture and culture, bringing Boston alive and making you feel a part of the city. We’ll share our love for this special place with facts, stories and humor that reflect Boston’s quirky nature. Our customized walking tours are created in line with your interests, highlighting what you’d like to see. We’ll meet you at your hotel and take you on a unique excursion around Boston and show you what makes this city so special. We may visit Beacon Hill and Back Bay and walk along the Freedom Trail. We may choose to visit Chinatown and the North End – or head to the Waterfront and maybe Charlestown. If you prefer, we can even take an excursion to Cambridge and visit Harvard Square. Whatever you choose to see, our aim is for you to experience the warmth, timeless beauty and unique hi...

    We had a delightful walk - saw places we would never have gone in on our own, and got background information that brought them alive. The walk is perhaps best suited to adults.

  • Boston: Irish Christmas Carol Holiday Cruise Northern Lights

    10. Boston: Irish Christmas Carol Holiday Cruise Northern Lights

    Take to the water and get into the holiday spirit by singing some holiday ballads the way the Irish do, with a beer in hand and a whiskey or two. It’s the holidays and in this 1920s-styled motor yacht, Northern Lights, decked out with festive décor and the sound of the holidays in the air, this unique tour is sure to put you in a merry spirit. Get stunning panoramic views of the Boston skyline and iconic waterfront sites such as Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriott Custom House Tower. Snuggle up on the lounge furniture with a hot cup of cocoa or grab a seat at one of the four tops. Snacks and tasty holiday adult beverages are also available on this Irish Christmas Carol Cruise. Take a cruise with friends to celebrate the season or as a fun way for two people to start the night together. Enjoy song in climate-controlled cabins (heating and air-conditioning). This crui...

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What people are saying about Boston Waterfront

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 91 reviews

I've lived around Boston for 40 years but I still learned some real Pearl's from the narrator. Fabulous trip. It didn't hurt that it was a picture perfect day.

Great boat ride around the harbor. Lots of historical information we had not heard before even though we live here. Highly recommend.

It was a beautiful day on the harbor and a great way to spend some time leisurely learning about local history.

Narrator was very detailed she spoke clearly Very interesting cruise

Great tour of the Harbor. Our guide was wonderful!