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Boston: Harbor Sunset Yacht Cruise

4.7 / 5

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Boston: Harbor Sunset Yacht Cruise

From US$ 42 per person

On a 1920s style yacht Northern Lights will be the perfect evening activity to relax with loved ones and friends. Enjoy the sites as the sun sets behind Boston's skyline, purchase a drink and snacks at the bar and enjoy cruising.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy light commentary of significant Boston Harbor monuments
  • Listen to music played throughout the trip to create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere
  • Cruise out to Fort Independence located on Castled Island, which was named by George Washington
  • See the various sites of the inner harbor
  • Enjoy cannon fire at sunset, which will be presented off of the USS Constitution every night
Full description
Enjoy a 2-hour experience (15-minute pre-boarding) in Boston Harbor. Step aboard the classic Northern Lights yacht, a coast guard certified vessel with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable captain and crew. The motor yacht Northern Lights is stylized after the classic New England 1920s style steamships. Sit back and relax in a climate controlled (with heating and air-conditioning) cabin, or enjoy the sea breeze on the open top deck. Be sure to visit a fully stocked bar on the main deck to purchase refreshments by credit card, to sip refreshing drinks as you cruise along the harbor. The Northern Lights yacht is one of the most comfortable and versatile cruise vessels in Boston Harbor, at 115 feet in length it features six bathrooms and provides ample seating throughout the ship for up to 149 passengers. Built for taking groups of people on spectacular sightseeing adventures, she is the perfect vessel for taking groups of friends and family out to see the harbor.
  • Admission aboard the boat
  • Light commentary during the cruise
  • Beverages and snacks (can be purchased from the bar by credit card only, please plan accordingly)
  • Gratuity for the crew (not included, but recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The boats depart from Rowes Wharf, directly behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departs.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This cruise lasts 2 hours; you are required to arrive 15 minutes in advance for pre-boarding
  • Please do not bring your own alcohol, you will be able to purchase beer, wine, Champagne or cocktails from the bar while on-board
  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted. Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 91 reviews

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The evening weather was perfect; the staff was very friendly, very professional. Due to parking problems, We'd arrived just as the boat was boarding passengers. My friends were trying to locate a sign in location, as I was asking people standing in line if we were in thr right place;and this young man came up to me, having overheard my frustrations; he smiled and thoughtfully assured me my group wad in correct place, and he checked us in. "Have a great time." We did just that!

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September 18, 2021

Must do in Boston! I live in Back Bay so am a local, and this was my 1st sunset cruise. After an afternoon in the North End, I took my mom as a surprise. The views and the tour were amazing. Love the bar on board. We had a great time and met some tourists from Kentucky. Get there early to check in and verify your ticket inside. [Even with a mobile ticket you check in) seats fill up fast on the top deck and outside. Pro tip: ask for the extra chairs from parties not using them at the tables.

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August 24, 2021

Fun evening

Great time on the water, fun to see the various sites up and down, especially near the airport and also the sunset / cannon. Could have been a bit more info and not sure why we waited half an hour to leave but the bar was welcome for the last half hour when after the sun had set fully !

October 4, 2019

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