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Boston Harbor Cruises

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Address: One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: +1 617-227-4321
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Description: Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private...
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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Sunset "Booze" Cruise

Go for the views on the Sunset Cruise! It's not marketed as "booze" cruise but they do sell drinks on board and you can enjoy a few cold ones with a great view. Boarding was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We took this ride, located at Long Wharf, with family from out of town. The attraction tries to be a combination tour and thrill ride with a lot of “humor” thrown in. It pretty much fails at all three. If you are looking for a tour of Boston Harbor, there are dozens of better alternatives, from sailboats to booze cruises,... More 

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Boston
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Go for the views on the Sunset Cruise! It's not marketed as "booze" cruise but they do sell drinks on board and you can enjoy a few cold ones with a great view. Boarding was a breeze and they take pictures of you before boarding to sell to you for $25.00 after the trip. Our sunset cruise was about 90... More 

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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took the 5 o'clock tour and were able to catch the sunset. Ship was full of passengers all wanting to take the same picture from the same vantage point. Nice to see the skyline from the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I enjoyed my trip out with Boston Harbors the crew is knowledgeable and friendly. Today we got to see several humpback whales in there natural habitat.

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

Thanks for the review 721summer! We're glad to hear that you had a nice trip and that you got to see several Humpbacks. Aren't they magnificent? More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Visited Boston during early May; we decided to take a harbor tour and see Boston from a diffident perspective. What you get is a scenic tour guided by a knowledgable tour guide around the harbor; we enjoyed being out in the sun and water away from crowds and traffic. It gives you a bit of a historic look at the... More 

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

Hi Madlives, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your sightseeing cruise with BHC. We're so glad to hear that you had a nice time and appreciate your suggestions for future passengers. Hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had completed the Old Town Trolley Tour route and ended the day on the 40 minute cruise of Boston Harbor. Our tour guide---Marge---was really terrific. She spoke the entire time and had many interesting facts. Of course there was some overlap with the bus tour, but surprisingly there was much additional information. The cruise gives you another perspective of... More 

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

Thanks for the review Beverly T. We really appreciate your feedback and the five stars! And thanks also for your kudos for Marge - we'll be happy to pass the along to her. We're glad to hear that you had a nice cruise and, yes, seeing Boston from the water does give a whole new perspective on the city. More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We got a ticket as part of the Old Town Trolley Tours. It was a really interesting way to see Boston. Our guide Marge was very funny and sounded like she knew what she was talking about. It was a nice big boat with plenty of room and being in the harbour area it wasn't rough. We really enjoyed it.

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

Hi Mark F, Thanks so much for your review and five stars! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. Thanks also for the kudos for Marge. It's to hear that our crews are making a difference and we'll be sure to pass your compliment along! Hope to see you again next time you'r win Boston. More 

WEST YORKS
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534 reviews 534 reviews
84 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a good tour which gives you a good overview of the city and gives the city a great sense of perspective. The boats are large and there is a reasonable seating area outside. We did the last tour of the night so saw the sunsetting over the city which was an added bonus! Drinks and snacks are available.

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

Hi Andy K, Thanks for the review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and got to see the sunset over the Harbor. Hope you'll visit with us again next time you're in Boston. More 

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419 reviews 419 reviews
73 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent service and customer service. My ride was pleasant, very short, interesting and much less expensive than a regular taxi to the airport. Various different convenient pickup points. They even give you a break on a round trip... $12 one way, $20 roundtrip. The boat captain was so helpful, she even called the equally pleasant dispatcher, who in turn called... More 

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

Hi Richard B. We're so happy to hear that you were glad that you chose to hail a BHC Water Taxi! Thanks so much for your review and 5 stars. We'll be sure to pass your kudos on to our crew and we hope to see you again next time you're in Boston! More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My first day in Boston, I decided to have a walkaround this cities beautiful harbour and look at its history. I found a trip around the harbour with Boston Harbor Cruises offering a Historical commentary into the harbour and its surrondings. I purchased my ticket at the harbour kiosk and got on board for a 1/2 hour trip. The young... More 

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

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise Gary T! We appreciate your feedback and your five stars. And, we agree - it is very fun to be on the water below those massive planes as they come in to land at Logan airport. More 

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