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Boston Harbor Cruises

Address: One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: +1 617-227-4321
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Owner description: Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest...
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Owner description: 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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Erie, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband and 18 month old son went on this short cruise to whale watch. We never have been on a whale watch before and we went on Memorial weekend. This was an awesome time and experience. We saw plenty of whales, 3 different species and even young offspring. I normally do not get queesy on a boat, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The harbor cruise was great. I got some great pictures & a nice tan sitting up top. I would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Boston, especially on a nice day.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Well, if you've been on any big city harbour/lake/sea cruise, you pretty much know what you're going to get here. Most of them even have the same type of boat... I stopped off at the USS Constitution for a walk around Charlestown and then hopped on another boat a couple of hours later. The young lady giving a running commentary... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi ReubenHackney, Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you had a nice time on your cruise and we really appreciate your feedback. More 

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Sightseeing cruise with panoramic views of the Boston skyline. Organised on time, its a forty-five minute cruise, you can take photos, go upstairs and enjoy the view, have a liquid drink. Just great.

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Timothy B. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your sightseeing cruise and the view of the Boston skyline. We hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Bronx, New York
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182 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

HARBOR TOURS The 40 minute harbor tour gives you a good understanding of the history and development of the City. There is one stop at the Boston Ship Yard so you can get off and see the impressive "old Iron Sides " . The young lady on the second deck gave a very good presentation of the local sites. There... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Gregg H, Thanks for your review and for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that your cruise was a great experience. Your feedback is much appreciated and we hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Tis a grand day to be walking the streets of Boston, and take in an Old Town Trolley Tour and add a Boston Harbor Cruise. First, there is very minimal chance of “seasickness” during this narrated tour. Old Town Trolley Tours include a Boston Harbor Cruise, and given the chilly mid November, the cabins are heated. Very often the intense... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Savantlll_11! We are so glad to hear that you found Boston Harbor Cruises to be a "five star experience!" We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll come and see us again next time you're in Boston! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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270 reviews 270 reviews
150 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What an adventure. Take this boat 1.5 hours to Provincetown from Boston and you will not regret it. It is scenic and a way to beat the 2.5 hour traffic.

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the five stars Kappy26. We're glad to hear that you had a nice trip on the Provincetown Ferry and we really appreciate your feedback. More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We went on 5th November at the end of the season. The day before only one humpback had been spotted so our expectations were low. However we saw 6 whales close up. There were only about 40 of us on the boat so we were able to move around and get the best views. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi 84Hawkeye68. Thanks for your review and five stars! We are so glad to hear that you had an "amazing experience" on your whale watch. Seeing those spectacular creatures is such a treat and we're glad you got to see six close up. Thanks for the kudos for crew, customer care and comfort too - we really appreciate it! More 

England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited the city on a sunny day in October 2014. We decided to join a harbour tour (free when you by the Trolley Tour Bus) We found our seats and although it was a busy day on the harbour tour we were able to see out of the boat well. The tour guide was English.....fine for us but not... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the five stars Amifan! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. We agree that seeing Boston from the water does give you a whole new perspective on the city! Hope to see you agin next time your are in Boston. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was the best way to get to Salem for the day. You can leave Boston early in the morning and the last boat leaves Salem at 8:00pm. The trip was wonderful, there is a guide who tells you all about Boston and Salem on the trip and answers questions about both locations. They do serve drinks onboard but no... More 

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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Hi tlsgreen. Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear that you found the Salem Ferry service to be so convenient and you enjoyed your day in Salem. We do have snack foods, breakfast items, etc. available onboard at the bar as well as drinks - and then there are all those great restaurants in Salem too! More 

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