Haunted Boston Harbor

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In a Nutshell

Guide leads a two-hour boat cruise for adults through Boston Harbor’s secluded islands, narrating the stories of rumored apparitions

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Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled 7 p.m. start times. Cruises depart at 7 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ghosts often linger on earth because of their unfinished business, such as finding out what happens to Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Watch them toil with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $20 for a two-hour narrated haunted ghost cruise ($40 value)

Choose from the following Thursdays:

  • October 16
  • October 23
  • October 30

Guests discover Boston Harbor’s spooky secrets during this Halloween-themed, narrated boat cruise. A guide recounts rumored apparitions, city history, and eerie anecdotes drawn from Sam Baltrusis’s book Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub as groups cruise past some of the secluded islands scattered throughout the harbor. Cruises depart at 7 p.m.; guests should arrive by 6:30 p.m.

Boston Haunts

Between editing various regional publications ​and teaching journalism classes at Malden Access TV, freelance journalist Sam Baltrusis wrote his book Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub. In its pages he reveals 300 years of city history and ghost stories. He details unexplained sounds and hovering objects seen inside the Hub’s dorm rooms, apparitions witnessed on the Boston Common, and a colonial British solider glimpsed on the tracks at the Boylston station. His second book, Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond hit shelves in September 2013, and his third book, Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City was published just a year later; in addition, his deft pen has led him to become a regional stringer for The New York Times.

Not content with relegating his words to the page, Sam also brings them to life through seasonal walking tours. Guides lit by handheld lanterns lead guests through the shadowy streets of downtown Boston. The founder's literary background shows through on the tours, too, which are peppered with the lore of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allan Poe. When he's not guiding in-person guests, Sam doubles as a paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's, "Haunted Encounters" and on Ryan Buell's Paranormal Insider Radio.

Customer Reviews

Horrible Hank was great!
Karen · November 2, 2016
We had a great time with Horrible Hank educating us on the spirits that remain in Historical Boston. Hank was informative with a bit of humor on the side. Thank you! 👍👍👍👍
Lillian H. · October 30, 2016
The tour began promptly, covered many interesting people and places and was informative, witty and thought provoking. Our guide sheparded us all over town, and made sure we could all hear him and maintained a pace we could follow.
LisaSwan · October 8, 2016
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