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Boston Harbor Cruises

1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3600
+1 617-227-4321
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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 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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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An informative live commentary on the USS Constitution trip, a large three level boat with inside and out door seating. The boarding process was smooth and with the boarding point on a busy Boston wharf that's important. Also important is that the signature of the...More

2  Thank Pmcnich
Reviewed 3 days ago

As part of a group of 8 people I went on a whalewatching tour during the Tall Ship period in June. We got up early and were first in line to be on the top deck. It was worth the waiting - weather turned out...More

Thank DK-Gentofte-PN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice views of Boston from the Harbour, this is a very popular activity. There were long lines of people waiting to go on this cruise. There was a good guide telling us about the various sights we were seeing, seating upstairs & outside as well...More

1  Thank sm05060
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do make time to cruise the harbour, it is very worthwhile. A relaxing way to see and learn about the fascinating history of Boston via a comfortable cruise boat. Reasonable cost also. Excellent commentary, with well researched early history. Highly recommended.

Thank dajeck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the cruise as part of a homeschool history experience for our history buff 16-yo son. The Tall Ships were in from all around the world and were just stunning. Our tour host was well-versed on each ship, shared more info about rigging and...More

Thank ChefCass
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Paid almost $50 for a cruise on the harbor. Not that many ships though, and there was not much commentary other than the Tall Ships that were moored. There were other possible points to be discussed with the cruisers. Snack bar on board was satisfactory...More

Thank Anders B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Reasonable price. Geoff the tour guide excellent! Knowledgeable, worked on a tall ship, sang for us. Excellent night.

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Boston Harbor Cruise focusing on viewing the tall ships was worth it. The boat was comfortable. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable regarding Boston and the tall ships.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Harbor cruises are by definition tourist traps. They tend to be expensive, crowded and disappointing. The one I took, though, was crowded, but certainly not disappointing. Not because of the skyline - the route was not exceptional, but because of the fantastic guide. Hearing a...More

Thank Lucio F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting a crowded uncomfortable cruise since Boston was packed due to Sail Boston, instead we a a beautiful cruise with great narration Even with the traffic we had a wonderful time/

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Do you have parking suggestions?
16 June 2017|
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Response from Cousin_Jeff | Reviewed this property |
The T is an excellent alternative. There is also a trolley tour with a stop right there. A pass is good for unlimited on/off privileges for two days.
Sophie B
For the lighthouse brunch cruise, is the food included in the price? What about alcoholic drinks?
29 May 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
The food was snacks only, and the snacks and alcohol was an addictions charge.
Kayla Marie G
How long is the Codzilla ride
9 May 2017|
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Response from BostonHarborCruises | Property representative |
Hi ybella, The ride on Codzilla is approx 45 minutes.