We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
Whether you're visiting Boston for the first time, or a long time resident looking for a quick and relaxing getaway close to home, this trip around the harbor is not only fun, but you'll even learn a few things, too!
  • Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing boat tour of Boston Harbor 
  • View historic sites, ships, and the city skyline from the water
  • Learn Boston history thanks to informative narration
  • See area landmarks including the Old North Church and USS Constitution
What to Expect
Begin your narrated tour from Boston’s historic Long Wharf pier. Drinks and food are available for purchase on board. Cruise past the USS Constitution, a circa 1797 frigate named by George Washington and the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy. You also see the Tea Party tall ships, authentically restored and berthed in the same spot where the Sons of Liberty embarked on their revolutionary act in 1773. Pass by Old North Church, where Paul Revere is said to have told a sexton how to signal the advance of British troops—”one if by land, and two, if by sea” as poet Henry W. Longfellow wrote—and admire Boston Light, the first light station established in North America. At the end of the tour, you are returned to the original departure point.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages (available for purchase)
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews (162)
Filter reviews
121 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews logan airport top deck long island uss constitution large boat great opportunity to see excellent commentary georges island irish accent minute tour learning history perfect weather old ironsides different perspective beautiful scenery city skyline points of interest
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 121 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

One of the most interesting and informative tours we’ve taken, our tour guide had a great sense of humor! I highly recommend taking this tour!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lynn A
Reviewed yesterday

the poor guy had to run from top deck to the lower decks to talk to the people on board...stuff happens.. he did the best he could but with out narration you really miss a lot

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jim h
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I only had one day in Boston and this is what I booked. I look forward to this cruise paid a really high amount of money to park downtown and walked quite a ways to get to the wharf. When I got there a very...More

Thank Patti R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded the Boston Historic Cruise on 5th Oct 2019 with Nathan (Nate) as our narrator. We could not have wished for a better day. The weather was perfect, visibility great and the crew/ captain provided a great trip. We learned a great deal from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank ivorb0301
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ivorb0301 and thanks for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Historic Sightseeing Cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to post. Have a great fall and winter.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great ride! Beautiful scenery! Even when cloudy and foggy...could not have asked for a better crew!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank D7606SNmelanieh
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise D7606SNmelanieh! We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a great fall and winter.

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
4 October 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from CMiller11717 | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves, it was 90 minutes - but you should be able to look it up on their site. Enjoy!
4 October 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from PatAtraveller | Reviewed this property |
I always use Spot Hero app which has about 6 locations within 10 minute walk.
21 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from lauriek628 |
I called the company and dogs are welcome on all boats expect the Godzilla one and the tour that goes to the Islands as it is a national park and dogs are not allowed!!
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: +1 855 275 5071