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Boston Harbor Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 to 10 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately $10 US each way) from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber-soled shoes for walking on the boat. A light sweater or jacket, sunscreen, and sunglasses are also suggested.
Guests must be able to step on and off the boat. There are steps required to access the upper deck. This Tour is wheelchair accessible
5 Stars5Based On 7 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBoston Harbor Historic Sightseeing CruiseJanuary 05, 2020

Reviewer: Sheila Whittaker
I am from Wyoming. I have never been to the east coast. I have always wanted to go. I loved Boston!!! The Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise was Wonderful. I learned a lot of history. I loved every minute!! Thank you so much for all you do

5 StarsWonderful Excursion October 25, 2019

Reviewer: Donna Quezada
We really enjoyed this excursion! The narrator was excellent: both informative and interesting. The seats were more comfortable than expected and provided a good view.

5 StarsHarbor cruiseSeptember 10, 2019

Reviewer: Ann Finnegan
Entertaining and informative. Would reccomend to anybody. Great guide.

4 StarsBoston Harbor Historic Sightseeing CruiseNovember 03, 2018

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.

5 StarsRelaxed, easy way to enjoy BostonAugust 13, 2018

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.

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