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$28 for Sunset Cruise for Two (Up to $48 Value)
Departing from the Long Wharf, the 90-minute sightseeing cruise circles around the inner harbor as the last rays of the sun cast a brilliant orange glow over the water. Passengers will hear the boom of the USS Constitution’s cannon as she lowers her flag to complete the daily ritual. The smell of popcorn mingles with the salty sea air as a full bar doles out à la carte snacks and drinks throughout the cruise. Click here to view the schedule.
Boston Harbor Cruises
At the age of 16, Matthew "Matty" Hughes became the youngest-ever licensed captain in the port of Boston. Funneling his passion into a career, he founded Boston Harbor Cruises in 1926 to lead tours up the Charles River. What began as a two-man, one-boat operation has grown tremendously throughout its more than 90-year history, now encompassing a 21-boat fleet and more than 250 employees who transport more than 2 million passengers.
The Boston Harbor Cruises's staff handles all things nautical, from whale watching and speedboat tours to wedding receptions and celebrations for special occasions. Because dolphins are hard to saddle and refuse to obey verbal commands, Boston Harbor Cruises also navigates the waters with ferries and harbor cruises that explore the historic and romantic sights of Boston.
Though the leadership has changed, Matty's grandchildren Rick and Chris Nolan still perpetuate the traditions of Boston Harbor Cruises, furthering one man's obsession with the harbor and inspiring future generations to create their own memories on its calm waters.
I went on a very enjoyable sunset harbor cruise ... everyone I spoke with during the reservation, pickup, and actual experience was very pleasant.Tina D., Yelp, 8/23/11
The tour guide I had on my cruise was very informative and the stories were fun. Definitely recommend them for tourists and Bostonians alike!Tara M., Yelp, 8/19/11
1 Long Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110