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Address: One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private...

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 sightseeing tours including lunch and brunch cruises, the Salem Ferry, private charters, Codzilla - a high speed thrill ride, two pier side patio bars -The Landing at Long Wharf and The Landing at the Salem Ferry, offshore support services for underwater survey, research, LNG work, commuter ferry service for the MBTA and more

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There are many different types of cruises from different providers. Even the prices vary. There is a whale watching tour that is separate and more expensive. But can also be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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462 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went on a tour of the harbor while in town one weekend. The tour was extremely educational, and there were interesting facts to learn in every corner of the harbor. The tour took 45 minutes, and we waited in line for about thirty minutes. It was worth the wait!

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Thank Bowmanator22
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Bowmanator22 and thanks for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and found it educational. We appreciate you taking the time to post about it and hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Athena, Oregon
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As tourists we both enjoyed the beautiful views of Boston Harbor, the novelty of the ride and the knowledge and wit of the guide. He spoke just the right amount -- keeping us informed and entertained, but also giving us time to enjoy the motion, the air and the sunset. Loved seeing the lights of Boston come up!

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Thank Vikiirna
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Vikiirna. We're happy to hear that you had a nice cruise and really appreciate you posting about it. Enjoy your winter and we hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the girls wanted to do a harbor tour when we came out for the day to Boston. The box office was conveniently located and the people were excellent and friendly. We lucked out bigtime as the weather was unseasonably warm and mild. The tour was highly informative and any question that was asked was answered clearly. I would recommend... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Sue f and thanks for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had a mild winter day in Boston. Hope to see you again next time you're in town and hopefully it will be on an even warmer day! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is plenty of room on the deck for everyone to get a good view. The guide is very entertaining and knowledgeable. We had a lovely day for our tour which is an obvious bonus.

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Thank ybella
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review ybella. It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and we really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. Enjoy your winter and we hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Castleton, Vermont
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Large parking lot, there is a fee. Ferry cost $18.50 round trip. We stayed at Nantasket Beach Resort & used this as our way to get into Boston. Pleasent ride and aviods the traffic and drive. We were droped off in Boston at Rowes wharf, not to far from aquarium and Quincy Market. In December it does not run on... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi j0ann953! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your ride on the ferry and really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. More 

Atlanta GA
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

When the weather is nice, the ferry to Salem is part of the adventure to visit Salem. They schedule the outbound/inbound trips perfectly! Just enough to time to have lunch and see the town. Why drive when you can take the ferry?

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi steven B and thanks for your review of the Salem Ferry. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your ride and hope to see you again sometime soon! Have great winter. More 

Shipley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Boston City Pass combining the cruise with a visit to the adjacent aquarium. On a dull, wet and quiet midweek morning we were still shocked to find we were the only guests on the entire boat for today's 11am cruise. Even so Devlin, our narrator, gave an enlightening and entertaining commentary throughout. We learned so much... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the five stars Phil C. That's great that you enjoyed your "yours only" cruise! We'll be sure to pass your kudos along to our narrator and hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Did this tour last Sunday morning. Our tour guide Declan was very knowledgeable, engaging and good fun. It was very relaxing and was a lovely way to see the Boston Skyline from a different angle. Would highly recommend this tour. Good value and a nice way to spend an hour.

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review Siddyob! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. we'll be sure to pass your kudos along to Declan too! More 

San Francisco, California
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895 reviews
520 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are many different types of cruises from different providers. Even the prices vary. There is a whale watching tour that is separate and more expensive. But can also be acquired or discounted as an upgrade to an existing tour package. It can get confusing. Check the schedule as they vary during the day, the week and the year. I... More 

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Thank Indiana_Jonesse
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Indiana_Jonesse and thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to post all of your helpful comments for future passengers. Hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Beaumont, Texas
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Only in town for 2 days; the harbor cruise allowed me to see a lot of the city in a short time. The boat was clean, the tour guide was great.

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise drdeb97 and really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. Hope your brief visit to Boston was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town. More 

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