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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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We went on the historic harbour cruise. The guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the hour or so onboard. It probably helped that it was a nice warm day and we were able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Chi Town
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Whale watching tour is large boat with hundreds of passengers, about 1.5 hours out to hopefully see whales for 30 minutes and then 1.5 hours back. Fine if you are up for spending 4 hours out cruising the harbor. Also, did the sunset cruise which was nice to see and hear about the architecture at nightfall, lasted about 1.5 hours... More 

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Freiburg
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The 45 min tour is a total ripoff and way to expensive. It takes in real only 35 min with one additional stop. Take the water taxi instead. Also very unfriendly staff. Never again!!

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Healy, AK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was really cool, and quick, for a visitor to take a short free shuttle from Logan Airport and board this water taxi for a beautiful ride across Boston Harbor to Long Wharf or other locations. $12 plus tip, each person; there is a taxi waiting or use the call box to request one. Be sure you get the right... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is our second time out with BHC. The first time a was around 5 years ago (quieter and much much better). Understandably the costs have gone up slightly (that's fine) but this time the boat was simply too 'full'. It seems BHC may have just got a little to greedy! In summary you travel out into the Atlantic for... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Total scam! Saw the video and got so excited that we brought a change of clothes, anticipating we would get wet. The "mate" directed us where to sit if we wanted to get soaked. The ride into the harbor took 15 minutes just to look at the sewage plant, which is a big part of their "story of Codzilla." Spun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went on the historic harbour cruise. The guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the hour or so onboard. It probably helped that it was a nice warm day and we were able to sit outside on the top deck!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Family of four completely underwhelmed by the experience advertised. Stage 1 motor out to vacant patch of harbor. Stage 2 stare at the sewage plant listening to incoherent 'Codzilla' patois. Stage 3 a few turns. Stage 4 head back to dock. Clearly in the effort to save gas, to protect the boat's hull and to not exempt the elderly a... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the whale watching .. Disappointed with codzilla... False advertisement ... 99% of the boat didn't get any water contact at all.. Boat drove fast for 30 mins and we got back... Wouldn't mind it if that's what it was but to hype up everyone with getting splashed and then nothing is upsetting ... The Boston harbor area is beautiful... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Let's be clear. This isn't a cruise in the Cunard sense of the word, but on a large, comfortable boat with a knowledgeable guide this was a lovely way to spend our last night in Boston. The tour of the harbour at twilight started at seven and with nice weather was close to perfect. We are family of four but... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One and a half journey out to where the whales were and got some amazing sights of the whales. Staff were very helpful and informative.

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