Boston Harbor Historic Sightseeing Cruise
Since its discovery by John Smith in 1614, Boston Harbor has been an important port in American history. It was the site of the Boston Tea Party as well as almost continuous backfilling of the harbor until the 19th century. By 1660 almost all imports came to the greater Boston area and the New England coast through the waters of Boston Harbor.
On this tour you will discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston's inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully narrated cruise.
The inner harbor was historically the main port of Boston and is still the site of most of its port facilities, as well as the Boston waterfront, which has been redeveloped for residential and recreational uses.
From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you'll be entertained and enthralled. See how the harbor was transformed to one of the cleanest harbors in the country. Other highlights you'll see include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port, and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
Reviewer: Nicki Wilson
We enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was full of stories and answered all questions to the best of her knowledge. Loved viewing the city from the harbor even though it was a rainy day. Would recommend this tour to others.
Reviewer: Michael Hannan
The Boston Harbor Cruise was just right! An hour and a half, interesting narration during our cruise of the harbor. Will recommend.
Reviewer: Nancy Dobbs
We loved being able to cruise in Boston Harbor on the 4th of July to see all the historic sites. The information was very interesting and the trip took us down the harbor and into the bay so we saw very diverse sights. Really a nice tour.
This excursion was excellent. Visited many historic sites in the harbor and beyond, with wonderful commentary. Allow enough time to get from the cruise ship terminal to the sightseeing cruise dock. Taxi would probably be the quickest.