There are lots of ways to see Boston, but nothing beats viewing it from the deck of a ship. A variety of vessels ply the waters around the city: you can choose a tall ship or a luxury yacht, enjoy a daytime or evening excursion, or be accompanied by historic interpretation, cocktails and fine dining, even fireworks.
No matter which cruise you take, you’re in for incredible views of the Boston skyline.
If you’ve always wanted to experience the romance of a tall ship, the schooners Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star sail at multiple times each day and evening from Boston’s Central Wharf. Passengers can help haul the sails or just relax and enjoy the voyage. Don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks cruise and the annual tall ship races. For more information, visit the Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships website.
For a taste of opulence, try the Odyssey, a three-deck luxury yacht with an elegant open-air observation deck. A nightly dinner cruise features fine cuisine and dancing to live music, or participate in one of several themed cruises such as a Sunday champagne and chocolate brunch. Click here for tickets and a full schedule.
Boston Harbor Cruises operates a fleet of sightseeing vessels offering unique glimpses into Boston’s maritime past and present. The USS Constitution tour visits “Old Ironsides” at its berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard. A Boston Tea Party Cruise sails through the area where the famed protest took place. Or take a tour of Boston’s historic lighthouses, including Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse station in America. Click here for tickets and information.
After a day of sightseeing, come stay with us at the Kendall. We’re an elegant boutique hotel a stone’s throw away from the Red Line subway stop, which takes you right into the heart of Boston and all it has to offer. Contact us for more information or to book a room.