Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully narrated 90-minute tour, we’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present. You’ll learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest in the country. Other highlights include the nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston’s working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
2021 Historic Harbor Cruise Schedule and Rates
|March 27th - May 28*||10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00||Memorial Day Weekend (5/29-5/31),|
|*No stops at Navy Yard until May 29||Independence Day,|
|May 29 - September 6th (PEAK SEASON)||10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00||Labor Day ( September 6th)-|
|PEAK SEASON Schedule|
|September 7th - October 24th||10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00,|
|October 25th - March 25th 2022||TBD||No Service New Years Day, Thansgiving,|
|* Rates are subject to 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
** Rates apply to children ages 3-11yrs. Children under 3 (ages 0-2) are free.
Enjoy this cruise as part of Boston CityPASS. See Boston’s top 4 attractions, hand-picked and packaged together at a 47% savings. It’s the best value for sightseeing in Boston! LEARN MORE
|For groups of 20 or more, we offer discounted rates as well as extended personalized services.
Our Group Sales department is always on hand and prepared to help with any request including specialty or private tours, water transportation, deluxe boxed lunches and beverage services.
To learn more about our Group Tours services, please contact Doug Hall in our Group Sales office. Tell us a little about your group and we’ll get right back to you.
We also offer privately chartered events on a collection of sleek yachts and passenger vessels. To learn more about our Private Charters, please contact our Sales Team.
Rates and schedules are subject to change.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Harbor Cruise FAQs
Do you recommend advance reservations?
We strongly recommend that you reserve your trip, especially on weekends and holidays. Trips often sell out.
Can I make a ticket reservation online?
Yes. Click here to reserve your tickets online.
What happens if I've reserved tickets but can't make it for the cruise?
Advance-order tickets are non-refundable. But, they may be transferred to another day and time depending on availability. Transfers cannot be handled online, only over the phone or in person at BHC ticketing location.
Is there food on board?
Our galleys offer a terrific selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, tasty snacks such as hot pretzels, popcorn and chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts and cereals. Fruit juices, tea, sports drinks and other beverages are also available along with beer, wine and cocktails. Please Note: at sea, credit/debit card transactions are sometimes not possible, so it’s a good idea to have cash on hand.
Can I buy a cruise in combination with other attractions?
Yes, Save 47% on a Historic Sightseeing Cruise plus 3 more top Boston attractions using Boston CityPASS. If space allows, CityPASS holders may choose to take a Sunset Sightseeing Cruise in lieu of the Historic Sightseeing Cruise. Buy CityPASS online for instant, paperless mobile delivery. LEARN MORE.
Do you offer discounts for large groups?
We do have discounted group rates for parties of 25 or more. Please see our Group Tours section for more information
Do you offer private charters?
We do have yachts and passenger vessels available to be chartered for private events on Boston Harbor. Please email our Sales Team for more information.
Are gift cards available?
Yes. You may purchase gift cards online, over the phone or in-person at our ticket booths. Or use the information on our contact page to call or email us and we’ll get right back to you.