Wooden Ship, Ironside

“Old Ironsides” was one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy. She no longer fires her cannons in battle, but she will spark your imagination on this 45-minute tour. You’ll also have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum. Other highlights of the tour include the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of The Boston Tea Party, and the Old North Church.

Cruise Route

Visit one of Boston’s most treasured landmarks, the USS Constitution. This 45-minute, informative tour brings you up close and personal with “Old Ironsides” at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard. You’ll also have the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and adjacent Naval Museum. Other highlights of the cruise include the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of The Boston Tea Party, and the Old North Church.

USS Constitution Cruise Schedule and Rates

June 29 - September 7
* Schedule may change due to updated restrictions and demand.
Daily - 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM
September 8th - October 12th
Friday and Saturday
* Schedule may change due to updated restrictions and demand.
Daily: 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM
During the 2020 season, this cruise will not stop at the Charlestown Navy yard for optional disembarking.
2020 RATES*
Adult $25.95
Senior (65+) $23.95
Child (3-11)** $21.95
* The USS Constitution is closed on Mondays, however the other attractions and vessels at the Navy Yard are open.
** Rates are subject to 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
*** Rates apply to children ages 3-11yrs. Children under 3 (ages 0-2) Free
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, The Historic Sightseeing Cruise is a CityPASS attraction.  If space allows, CityPass holders may choose to take a USS Constitution Cruise or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise in lieu of the Historic Sightseeing Cruise.  Save 45% on admission to Boston’s top 4 attractions including the cruise – your best sightseeing value!  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)