HISTORIC SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

See the sights. Experience the history.

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.

Cruise Route

We’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War and local legends of the sea on this fully narrated 90-minute tour through Boston’s inner and outer harbors. Learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country. Other highlights include the nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park, Boston’s working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.

2021 Historic Harbor Cruise Schedule and Rates

 WEEKDAYSWEEKENDSHOLIDAY SCHEDULE
March 27th - May 28*10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00Memorial Day Weekend (5/29-5/31),
*No stops at Navy Yard until May 29Independence Day,
May 29 - September 6th (PEAK SEASON)10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00Labor Day ( September 6th)-
PEAK SEASON Schedule
September 7th - October 24th10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00,
2:00, 3:00
October 25th - March 25th 2022TBDNo Service New Years Day, Thansgiving,
or Christmas
2021 RATES*
Adults$34.95
Seniors (65+)$32.95
Child (3-11)**$30.95
* 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
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GROUP TOURS
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.

Waterfront & Center

1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

The adventure begins at Long Wharf, just steps from the New England Aquarium, the North End, Faneuil Hall and other popular Boston landmarks.

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.

For any other questions, please contact us directly at [email protected]

or Call 617-227-4321 or 1-877-SEE-WHALE (733-9425)