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Boston Harbor Cruises

One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617 227 4321
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Scarborough, ME, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This cruise came as a package deal with a trolly tour so you never know what you're going to get. Well, we were in for a nice surprise. This was a big boat with a guide that talked to entire time giving history and local lore. The only bad thing about it was it was only about 45 minutes long... More

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

Thanks for your review and the 5 stars Glynis! We're so glad to hear that you had a nice time on your cruise. Seeing Boston from the water does give you a whole new perspective on the city and its history. More

florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We did the ferry and trolley combined ticket. Beautiful day and we really enjoyed the ride and comments on the area along the way. The houses along the shore are beautiful and it was a smooth ride.

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

Thanks for the review flpap. We agree that Salem is a great place to visit and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

When visiting Boston we had a lot of flexibility in our timetable, and we made a point to go on a cruise. Compared to many of the activities you can partake in it was nice to do something a bit different. Paricularly as it was fairly relaxed and quiet. We queued for the cruise and the captain rightly ensured a... More

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

Thanks Craig M! We appreciate your review and are glad to hear that you had a good time on your cruise. Relaxing and seeing Boston from the water definitely does provide a "nice change of pace." We hope to see you again next time you're in the city. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We've been struck by the lack of carefulness while approaching the whales. Aren't we there to observe wild animals in a marine sanctuary? Each time some whale activity was noticed, the boat moved very fast towards the spot, slowing down at the very last moment and trying to get the closest possible to the animal, obviously disturbing the whale which... More

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

Hi Ally, We're sorry to hear that you had concerns about your whale watch experience. BHC strictly adheres to all safety requirements for our passengers, other boater and the whales. Outfitted with all of the latest marine electronics and navigation systems, these vessels qualify as some of the most advanced and safest passenger vessels in the country. They are also... More

Stowe, PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We booked the Harbour Tour Cruise on Sunday, and it was very nice relaxing cruise. However we found some of the staff to be quite cold, and unfriendly. Instead of asking someone to move away from the rail, they poked them and bluntly said - " You can't sit there" . Poked! Really? Also on departure - would not even... More

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

Thanks for your feedback Anita. We'd love to further discuss your experience and see what we can do to make it up to you. Please contact jsullivan@bostonharborcruises.com at your earliest convenience. More

long island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

ASK FOR GRACE!!! We took the Charlies River Cruise from Boston Harbor Cruises and the cruise was made incomparable, educational and in all ways enjoyable by the delightful tourguide GRACE! We give Grace our highest recommendation for any Boston Harbor Cruise. She knows loads of Boston history and makes the harbor, the river and the City of Boston come ALIVE... More

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

Thanks Irinemarine! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our Charles River Locks Cruise. It is a unique opportunity to see how the locks work and to get a totally different perspective of the City of Boston from the river. We'll be sure to pass your kudos on to Grace too! More

Kitchener, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Pretty good trip, though not as thrilling as I thought it might be. We bought our $29 tickets 20 minutes before take off, boarding began about 5 minutes later. If you want to get wet, sit toward the back of the boat, the front is drier but more bumpy, the first 5 rows have seat belts to stop you popping... More

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

Hi Ianjj, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your "Codzilla Thrilla"! Thanks for the review and we hope to se you again sometime soon. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Me & my boyfriend went on the Codzilla speedboat. It was awesome! The tour guide Alex was hilarious. It's a crazy ride and you will get wet! We sat in the middle and it wasn't too bad but I hear the front & the back are where you get the most water splashed on you.

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

Hi Libby C, We're thrilled to hear that you had an"awesome" time on Codzilla and we really appreciate your five stars! Hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was great fun and well worth doing. I have given it Excellent on the basis that we went with kids as it is perfect for them. For adults who like a real thrill, then you will still enjoy it but you won't be on the edge of your seat. It is worth booking in advance, as it is very... More

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

Thanks for the feedback rearcardoor! We're so glad to hear that you and the kids had a fun time on Codzilla! More

Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

4 adults & 1 two-year-old (half of us being locals, the other two having visited Boston multiple times) took the mid-morning harbor cruise. We enjoyed the historical and quirky insights given by the tour guide, and the breeze on the water was a welcome departure from the 90* temps onshore. The craft we were on was 3 floors, including the... More

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

Thanks CabFrancophile! We're glad to hear that you and your visitors had a nice time on the water. Seeing Boston from the Harbor definitely provides a different perspective on the city and you're right that it is a perfect way to escape the heat! Hope to see you again sometime soon. More

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