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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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1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3600
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Purchased as part of on line purchase with old town tours. Boat is large and gives a nice over view of Boston from the bay. Goes to Ship the Constitution but it was closed on Monday's- so man ahead. Very good commentary as they cruise.

Thank TravelingBoomers1946
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a harbour cruise as a reward for booking a trolley bus tour and that was a pleasant 45 minute boat ride with a knowledgeable guide. Also to mention the fast ferry to Provincetown which is a very powerful boat and doesn't throw you around...More

1  Thank OldWulf
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I both went on this ride it was very cool they took us to dear island and the fun began. Be prepare to get what they give you ponchos but what's the fun with wearing a poncho you have to get what

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tickets on the Boston city trolley tour included tickets for the harbour cruise. It was a non stop loop cruise of the harbour. We had lovely weather so sat at the front and really enjoyed the commentary around the different parts of the city...More

Thank rachel_m57
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been Whale watching in several world locations. This company is a good company with professional crew. We were very happy with the vessel & the commentary during the sailing. Unfortunately when Whales were spotted everyone would crowd to the area & children or...More

Thank ilanastone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this excursion while we were in Boston on a cruise. First piece of advice - take a taxi from the pier. It's farther than it looks. There were lots and lots and lots of people on this excursion. Too many. The boat was...More

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 'free' tickets to take the harbour tour courtesy of our Old Town Trolley tickets, if I am absolutely honest, when we returned to the harbour following the 45 minute trip I was disappointed. There is audio commentary for the duration of the tour...More

1  Thank KVJ166
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lunch cruise in a beautiful sunny day. the ship is new and plenty of room inside. the crew was wonderful, Scott ,one of the head waiters was absolutely excellent. I do not know how he keeps his sense of humor and remembers...More

Thank dolphi2306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The brunch tour of the Boston Harbor is 2 1/2 hours of leisurely sailing. The narration if both informative and enjoyable, filled with great tidbits of history. It is quite comprehensive as well. The tasty brunch is by Barbara Lynch Catering and featured tasty lobster...More

Thank texwoodlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed on for the harbor cruise on a rainy day over Labor Day weekend. Not surprisingly, there were only ten of us on the boat, so we probably had a bit of a different tour than usual. The crew indicated that they are usually...More

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14 August 2017|
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Response from KarenLM2430 | Reviewed this property |
I went on a very sunny day so I can't really answer that. If they do go out they have an inside area you can stay in. Keep in mind they really pack in the people so I don't know if there would be enough room for all to be... More
Denise T
11 August 2017|
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Response from balasubramanian16847 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We are permitted to take suitcase in the ferry. In fact ferry transportation is there to Logan Airport and people are carrying suitcases.
27 July 2017|
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Response from mecormier | Reviewed this property |
Most whale watch tours in New England only run during the summer into early fall. But you can try doing a whale watch tour google search just in case.