Seeing Boston By Boat - Top Attractions

A Whale Jumping Out Of The Water

Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
Boston is best seen not just by land but also by water. The ever popular duck tour boats take you from Boston Common to the Charles River on a single excursion, all while riding in a rolling, floating piece of American military history. Traveling by vintage, World War II amphibious vehicle, you will see Boston’s neighborhoods from city streets and from the river, while avoiding the hassle and expense of navigating public transit or finding Boston parking which can be difficult. Sights you will see on the Boston Duck Boat Tour include:

  • Boston Public Garden
  • Boston Common
  • Boston Public Library
  • Old State House
  • Museum of Science
  • TD Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Boylston Street
  • Charles River Esplanade
  • Copley Place
  • Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
  • Old South Church
  • Prudential Center
  • Arlington Street Church
  • Boston Public Market

Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
This one of a kind whale-watching experience features a cruise out to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in where humpback whales, fin whales and some Atlantic white-sided dolphins often reside. On the voyage you will learn about the wildlife encountered from a trained naturalist guide. The high-speed catamaran allows for a fast trip out to sea while putting you right at ocean level for the best views possible. In addition to Humpback or Finback whales, there are sometimes Right Whales viewable on this whale watch tour. The Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary is a feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and many other marine creatures. 

90-Minute Boston Harbor Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
This Boston Harbor boat tour offers the best sunset views of the Boston skyline. You’ll learn more about Boston’s history as the tour guides provide a detailed narrative as you cruise past landmarks such as the Boston Tea Party Ships and the USS Constitution to the daily cannon firing ceremony.

Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution
Enjoy a leisurely cruise across the Boston Harbor while learning detailed history on this informative sightseeing cruise. You will see historic ships and attractions such as the USS Constitution, the Old North Church, Boston Light, the Boston Tea Party ships, the Boston Museum, and more top attractions. 

Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor - By Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

Choose between a 67-foot (20-meter) yacht, the Liberty Star or the 125-foot (38-meter) Liberty Clipper. This unforgettable Tall Ship sunset cruise will take you to see Fort Independence, the Boston Harbor Islands, and the USS Constitution.

Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet - By City Cruises Boston
How about a night out for dinner in Boston, while on the water?  This sunset dinner cruise combines an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner with superb view of various city landmarks from Boston Harbor, as well as live entertainment and dancing. 

Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise By City Cruises Boston
Speaking of buffets, Cruise By City Cruises Boston also offers a daytime all-you-can-eat lunch buffet scenic cruise. Famous landmarks viewed will include Bunker Hill, the World Trade Center, and the site of the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The vessel top deck is the largest outdoor patio deck in town where you can dance to a variety of tunes from classics to top 40. While you dine the tour narrator will provide detailed tidbits of fascinating history about the Boston Tea Party, the USS Constitution and other notable sights.

Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Optional Island Tour
This nautical adventure option is the only Martha's Vineyard Day Trip you’ll find in Boston. The private coach bus will bring you to Cape Cod to see breathtaking ocean views on a cruise between Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Once on Martha's Vineyard, you are free to explore the  beaches, shopping, dining and other sights to see like Edgartown, Menemsha and Gay Head Cliffs.

Boston Harbor: Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise
Enjoy a this Fall Foliage cruise around Boston Harbor to see the colorful trees during the height of New England's most colorful season of the year. You’ll see the Boston skyline and various harbor island sights while enjoying the best buffet style lunch available on the harbor.

Get A Room With A View Of Boston Harbor
A week long or fortnight stay at the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront is highly recommended if you'd like to take advantage of the many options mentioned to see Boston by Boat.  Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront is centrally located which will save you time and hassle getting to the various wharf front boat tours mentioned above. Book your waterfront Boston hotel room now.