Boston Waterfront
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  • Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

    1. Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

    Go whale watching off the coast of Boston on a comfortable, high-speed catamaran with maximized outdoor and indoor viewing capacity. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get more time to actually watch them on your 3.5-hour trip.

    Benefit from the best guided experience, with professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, on-hand to provide you with expert commentary.

     

    After you find your crew at the dock, board the high-speed catamaran that offers the fastest, most comfortable way to explore the Atlantic. 

    Make the most of the 3 outside viewing decks, climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks an...

    It was great to see the mom and calf But when you have 40 people trying to het in an area 20 people fit. Well. There ya go.

  • Boston Harbor Codzilla High Speed Thrill Boat

    2. Boston Harbor Codzilla High Speed Thrill Boat

    Hold on to your hats. It's Codzilla! This is no ordinary boat ride. True to its name, Codzilla is monstrously fun, a thrill a minute as you scream across the water at up to 40 mph, with a few hairpin turns and 360-degree spins thrown in for evil measure. Take a cruise on the wild side as you scream for more after riding Codzilla. The wind roars, the music blares and the waves will splash during a wet and wild 40-minute ride at full blast. The ride features an original soundtrack and a show scripted by Hollywood screenwriters. Sit back and relax? Not on this cruise. The boat, Codzilla, is 70 feet of marine aluminium and bad attitude, prowling the ocean with 2 turbo-charged diesel engines, state-of-the-art water jets and 2,800 horsepower. Its unique hull design makes it capable of thrilling 360-degree turns and spinning on a dime. So be sure to secure all hats, scarves, eyewear and bad ...

    So much fun!! Crew was awesome and also had some interesting historical facts about the Haaaba

  • Boston Harbor Champagne Sunset Sail from Rowes Wharf

    3. Boston Harbor Champagne Sunset Sail from Rowes Wharf

    A perfect way to wind down after work or begin a night of romance...    Experience a beautiful Boston harbor sunset on the water and see some of the city's waterfront landmarks as the sun dips below the horizon. You will be aboard the most elegant sailing yacht in town, Adirondack III - a classic 80 foot pilot schooner.     She is a smooth, gentle sailing vessel with some speediness to boot, the Adirondack III offers a comfortable ride for you and your loved ones.  Within minutes of leaving the dock, you'll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the ambiance of a sunset sailing cruise aboard a stellar vessel.  Enjoy the historic scenery of Boston Harbor:  The Boston Fish Pier The Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier Castle Island and the Donald McKay monument Inner Harbor Islands Charleston Navy Yard Waterfront Park The New England Aquarium Your knowledgeable cap...

    We thoroughly enjoyed this sunset cruise. The Captain and the crew were knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The view was amazing….. not only did we experience a beautiful sunset, but we saw about 8 planes coming into Boston Logan Airport with several fluting right over us. The boat was comfortable and the drinks were great. Would highly recommend.

  • Boston: Downtown Harbor Sailing Cruise

    4. Boston: Downtown Harbor Sailing Cruise

    Experience Boston like never before on board the 80-foot pilot schooner Adirondack III, and enjoy a smooth sailing, with some invigorating speed to boot. Within minutes of leaving dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land as you experience the joy of a sailing adventure. Cruise past landmark attractions, such as the Boston Fish Pier, Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier, and Castle Island. Drift past the Inner Harbor Islands and see the historic Charleston Navy Yard. Look out for the green oasis of Waterfront Park and the home to hundreds of marine critters, including sharks and sea turtles, at New England Aquarium. Your knowledgeable captain and crew will be on hand to answer questions about the sights and history of Boston Harbor and its surrounds, from interesting facts to old-time legends. Wines and local micro beers are available to purchase on board, while compliment...

    Overall a pleasant experience. It would be even better if the staff are more interactive with the passengers and provide commentary on things like how sail boats work, history of that boat, history of boston harbor, what buildings are on the skyline. I think that’s a great opportunity to further improve customer experience.

  • Boston: Champagne City Lights Cruise 1920s Commuter Yacht

    5. Boston: Champagne City Lights Cruise 1920s Commuter Yacht

    Sit back and relax with a loved one for a romantic cruise or enjoy the evening with a group of friends and experience the twinkling lights of downtown Boston. Cruise by the North End and catch a glimpse of the Old North Church made famous by the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Enjoy the buildings of downtown Boston such as the Custom House Tower, International Place, Independence Wharf and the New England Aquarium. Pass by the U.S.S. Constitution and hear how she got the nickname "Ironsides." View the Bunker Hill Monument, which sits behind the U.S.S Constitution. Marvel at the construction of the Leonard B. Zakim Bridge. Check out the colorful lights on the buildings in Boston’s Seaport District such as the new Vertex Building, World Trade Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art. The Northern Lights offers bench seating outside on the top deck as well as a climate controlled interi...

    My experience with Boston Harbor Campaign cruise was wonderful. It was a great night with my family visiting from NYC. They were truly surprised by my thoughtfulness. They were also happy with their experience in Boston. Heartfelt thanks! Annette

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What people are saying about Boston Waterfront

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 492 reviews

I honestly thought it would be like finding a needle in a haystack — a large needle in a large haystack — and resigned myself to likely just having a nice day on the ocean. But then we saw blows and flipper slaps and eventually humpbacks bowing out of the water and then tail whips before diving. And multiple whales! It was an amazing experience and a bucket list one at that. The whole excursion made the whole Boston trip!

Such an amazing experience! The guides shared such important and interesting information throughout. We saw more whales than I could have ever imagined and I truly enjoyed hearing about each individual’s whale’s story!

VERY professional naturalists. Great, comfortable, clean boat and booking process. Saw multiple whales, a blue shark and a pod of playful dolphins. Price was fine.

Saw- 7-8 whales. Good experience. No jumping though like shown in the picture. Lol. That would have been real cool

Great weather day, two humpback breaches, two waves to the boat with their fin and multiple, specatacular dives.