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Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private operator of passenger vessels. BHC's current service offerings include Whale Watches in partnership with the New England Aquarium, the Cape Cod Fast Ferry, a variety of...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lot of interesting information presented in a dynamic way. Kevin was our tour guide. Also, on time, both ways

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank almazmd
Reviewed yesterday

The tour was very interesting and informative and the views of Boston and the islands from the water were outstanding. Of course it didn't hurt that we did this on a beautiful, sunny Fall day!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank drm70
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Informative tour, great narration from Mike. Beautiful views of the harbor and the Boston water front.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rtfraiserallen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked this trip through third party. It was a long trip but we saw a number of whales. Including Fin Whales and Rumpback. Not long at site but worth the 41 miles journey Lovely venue of city on way back

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Lynn A! We're so glad that you enjoyed your Sightseeing Cruise and hope your entire trip to Boston was memorable.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In few words very proffesional and precisely done trip. I was able to see dolphines and of course whales with well explanation by the tour guide. Strongly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kisolow
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review and recommendation kisolow. We're so happy to hear that you had a great whale watch and saw dolphins too! We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a great fall and winter.

Reviewed 4 days ago

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
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jim h and thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear about the equipment malfunction on your Sightseeing Cruise. Please feel free to contact jsullivan@bostonharborcruises.com to discuss and see what we can do to make it up to you!

Reviewed 4 days ago 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
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Patti R and thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with the cancellation of your whale watch. Sometimes weather cancellations happen very close to departure time. We do immediately post a cancellation message on our website and email to all...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were not able to do the whale watching because the sea was too rough for us but we did enjoy the aquarium a lot! It's not too big, nice size with young kids. Plenty of beautiful sea creatures to see. Staff very friendly! Kids...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sanczi
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Sanczi. Sorry that the rough seas kept you from the whale watch but we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the New England Aquarium. We hope you'll have a chance to get back to the area and join...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was with my kids and husband age 5 and 9. We were on the 12pm cruise yesterday. oct 13. It was actually more like 5 hours long we returned to shore at 4:40. I was told by a few different people we were the only...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Natasha S
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Natasha S and thanks for your email. Sorry for your disappointment with your whale watch. Sometimes the seas are rough and can get progressively rougher as the trip goes along and we understand that seasickness - your own or that of those around you...More

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Molley3007
5 October 2019|
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Response from BostonHarborCruises | Property representative |
You can take a water taxi over and back to that area. We also have a shuttle that runs on a loop that brings you between Long Wharf and Charlestown Navy Yard all day long. You can find more info on our website under the... More
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ginnyherman
4 September 2019|
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Response from Happy1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on weather. They do have boat taxis. If the weather is bad which it was going from PTown to Boston people missed their connections.
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ginnyherman
4 September 2019|
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Response from Happy1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It also depends on weather I went from Boston to PTown and it took 2 hours as the sea was rough make sure if you get sea sick to get medication
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