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Boston: Harbor Sunset Yacht Cruise

Water activity

Boston: Harbor Sunset Yacht Cruise

Activity provider: Classic Harbor Line Boston
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From US$ 47.25 per person

Likely to sell out

See Boston Harbor from a 1920s-style yacht and admire the sun setting behind Boston's skyline. Buy a drink from the onboard bar and look out for city highlights, including Fort Independence.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy light commentary of significant Boston Harbor monuments
  • Listen to music played throughout the trip to create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere
  • Cruise out to Fort Independence located on Castled Island, which was named by George Washington
  • See the various sites of the inner harbor
  • Enjoy cannon fire at sunset, which will be presented off of the USS Constitution every night
Full description

Embark on a sunset yacht tour of Boston Harbor. Step aboard the classic Northern Lights yacht, a coast guard certified vessel with a captain and crew. The motor yacht Northern Lights is stylized after the classic New England 1920s-style steamships. Sit back and relax in a climate-controlled (with heating and air-conditioning) cabin, or enjoy the sea breeze on the open-top deck. Be sure to visit a fully stocked bar on the main deck to purchase refreshments by credit card, to sip refreshing drinks as you cruise along the harbor. The Northern Lights yacht is one of the most comfortable and versatile cruise vessels in Boston Harbor, at 115 feet in length it features six bathrooms and provides ample seating throughout the ship for up to 149 passengers. Built for taking groups of people on spectacular sightseeing adventures, she is the perfect vessel for taking groups of friends and family out to see the harbor.

  • Cruise ticket
  • Crew
  • Light commentary during the cruise
  • Drinks and snacks (can be purchased from the bar by credit card only, please plan accordingly)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

The boats depart from Rowes Wharf, directly behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. Check-in at Rowes Wharf is located in the Ferry Terminal, a climate controlled public space, located on the wharf only steps away from the dock.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This cruise lasts 2 hours; you are required to arrive 15 minutes in advance for pre-boarding
  • Please do not bring your own alcohol, you will be able to purchase beer, wine, Champagne or cocktails from the bar while on-board
  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted. Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • Masks are no longer required, but are welcome onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 208 reviews

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What a great cruise! It was very leisurely, the boat was all decorated for the holidays, it was not at all crowded. The crew offered free hot chocolate and there was plenty of space to roam around. First the sunset then all the lights in the harbor. Because it was sunset cruise, we got to hear daily cannon go off on USS Constitution. Perfect timing, plenty of time to get dinner! Highly recommend!

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March 29, 2023

The cruise was a lot of fun. We didn’t know we needed a boarding pass so upon boarding we were directed to the office. So this out us at the end of the line and the upper deck chairs were all full. We were so disappointed at first. Honestly it worked out fine sitting down below. We walked out on deck when we wanted. And were comfortable at our inside table. The views of Boston as the sun was setting were perfect. So pretty. The cannon firing from the Constitution was really cool. We had a great time and would do it again. The crew was very friendly also. Highly recommend for all ages.

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March 29, 2023

This sunset cruise around the harbor was very enjoyable and well worth the price. The boat and seating options are nice, as are the route and landmarks that you can see along the way. Heads up, drinks from the bar are a tad bit expensive. I would definitely recommend this sunset harbor cruise!

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 174810