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USS Constitution and Harbor Cruise

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This tour operates March to November.
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USS Constitution and Harbor Cruise

Enjoy a scenic cruise of Boston Harbor, with a stop at the historic USS Constitution as one of the tour's highlights.

A wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, it was named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, and she is the world's oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.

The USS Constitution's mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public events. As a fully commissioned U.S. Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs and special events, while keeping the ship open to visitors year round and providing free tours

This informative harbor cruise brings you up close and personal with "Old Ironsides" at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and offers the option to disembark for a walking tour of the famous ship and the accompanying Naval Museum. Other highlights of the walking tour portion include the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of The Boston Tea Party, and the Old North Church.

Please Note: The USS Constitution is closed on Mondays. However, the other attractions and vessels at the navy yard will be open. Admission is free but a donation towards her upkeep is suggested.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
45 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 boat. There are steps required to access the upper deck. Visitors ages 18 and over wishing to embark USS Constitution must present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBoth the Harbor and Old Ironsides Made a Good Day October 15, 2019

Reviewer: Sue Mortenson
Enjoy seeing the stately skyline of Boston, but when you get to the U.S. Navy Yard, you MUST get off to see Old Ironsides. You'll hear an announcement about the option to debark and get picked up an hour later, but it doesn't mention that this is where the USS Constitution is. Seeing the top of masts that we recognized, we ran to exit the boat just in time. Only 6 others did. Must be a way to ensure that Old Ironsides does not get overrun with too many tourists. Too bad for all those who stayed aboard to go directly back to Boston Harbor. The Navy Yards Museum and the Constitution (which was under repair when we were last in Boston) were wonderful attractions to have as memories at the end of our cruise. [Note: A taxi will cost 2 people $16, not $10, each way between the cruiseship dock and the departure point for this excursion. By waiting around to spot another couple wearing the same kind of lanyards as ours, we were able to trim the one-way cost down to $8 plus tip per couple.]

5 StarsUSS Constitution BostonOctober 01, 2019

Reviewer: Dr Steven A Wolman
We went to the USS Constitution. It was great to see "Old Iron Sides". We were able to go down into the ship and we were told all about this ship's history. It is a must for every visitor to Boston. The ticket booth is next to the Marriott Long Wharf.

4 StarsWhat's not to like about a cruise?September 09, 2019

Reviewer: SHARAN G Perry
The Harbor Cruise was very relaxing and interesting,but we were disappointed to find it did not include a stop at the USS Constitution as we had thought it would.

5 StarsVery interesting part of history. September 26, 2018

Reviewer: Billie
This is a great piece of history and definitely recommend visiting. My husband and I could visualize his father and my brother in laws working & sleeping on board similar ships like the USS Constitution while serving in the Navy. Wish we would have had a little more time to walk about town and hope someday to return to see more of the wonderful buildings and museums.

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