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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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66 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic experience!! perfect for a hot day, because you are definitely going to get wet! Just wish it was a longer ride but everyone should do this at least once! Make reservations because it does sell out..

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

Hi Lori1628, Thanks so much for the great review and the 5 stars! Codzilla does LOVE to soak people. And, on a hot day, people LOVE to get soaked. Glad to hear you had a good time and hope to see you back sometime soon! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went on this cruise in July 2014... it was fabulous The boat is comfortable and the view of the Boston skyline is stunning. To top it off we saw TWO Finback whales - apparently they don't often see 2 together, so we were lucky. A once in a lifetime boat trip. 100% you should go! :)

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

Thanks for your review and five stars Gastro Girly! We're really glad to hear that you had a "Fabulous" whale watching experience with us. Fin whales are the second largest of the whales so you really got to see two big ones! We appreciate your thoughtful feedback and hope to see you again next time you are in Boston. More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your response DJB! We agree, whales do equal awesome! And, we're glad that you and your family got to enjoy seeing the whales on our whale watch. We appreciate your feedback and are sure that it will be helpful for future whale watchers. More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Tina-Ann R, We're glad you had a nice time on your cruise AND were able to get a tan too! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again next time you're in Boston. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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403 reviews 403 reviews
212 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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1,490 reviews 1,490 reviews
398 attraction reviews
3,001 helpful votes 3,001 helpful votes
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 

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