Fancy a trip to the city of “Cheers”, the Boston Tea Party and Quincy Market? If so, and exploring Boston from the water appeals, then you’d do well to check out our list of Boston harbour tours, carefully compiled to suit every taste and budget.
Taking into account value for money, convenience and customer reviews, TravelMag presents our top five Boston harbor tours, each one providing a unique perspective on this intriguing city.
FROM €54.55 PER PERSON
Dine in style on this scenic cruise around the historic east coast city of Boston. Enjoy spectacular vistas as you feast on an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, passing a conveyor belt of world famous attractions including Bunker Hill and the site of the Boston Tea Party. Throughout your lunch an onboard narrator describes the highlights of the ever-changing views, while for the remainder of the tour a live DJ keeps everyone on their toes with diverse music from down the decades.
FROM €26.85 PER PERSON
This 90-minute cruise explores a rich mix of historic and contemporary milestones from Boston’s distinguished past. From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you’ll be entertained and enthralled on your fully narrated journey. Other highlights include the nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston’s working port and some fine examples of extravagant waterfront living.
FROM €27.80 PER PERSON
There are few sites in the world that aren’t enhanced by a beautiful sunset, and Boston is no exception. This tour offers you the chance to kick back after a hard day’s sightseeing and relax onboard a beautiful boat, watching the sun setting below the horizon as you glide by the skyscrapers of downtown Boston. Be sure to listen out for the booming cannons of the U.S.S. Constitution – America’s oldest commissioned sailing ship – signalling the day’s end.
FROM €28.90 PER PERSON
Thrill seekers will love this exciting and innovative way to discover Boston on water. Prepare yourself for a wet and wild 40-minute speedboat trip around Boston harbour in a shark-themed vessel that reaches speeds of up to 40mph thanks to its turbo-charged engines. With roaring wind, blaring tunes from 30 on-board speakers, and waves splashing around you, this is without doubt the most daring way to explore the waters around Boston.
FROM €84.40 PER PERSON
Sightseeing is normally a low-key activity, but this 2-hour tour gives you the chance to enjoy Boston’s waterfront sites in extravagant fashion. From the deck of a luxury sunset dinner cruise, you can lap up the city’s attractions while tucking in to a fine-dining, all-you-can-eat buffet with a carving station. There’s also a dance floor while one of Boston’s top DJs spins your favourite songs. Romantic types may take the opportunity of a stroll with your special someone around the ship’s decks.
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