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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $31 Per Adult / $27 Per Child

Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

1.5 Hours
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From (USD) $31 Per Adult / $27 Per Child

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      Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

      Boston, Massachusetts, USA
      From (USD) $31 Per Adult / $27 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Long Wharf: Come aboard at one of Boston's best places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing, home of the New England Aquarium, the Navy Yard, and much more.
      • Harbor Islands: See this national park area from your boat as your guide tells you about its complex ecosystem and the historic events that unfolded there.
      • Boston Light: This National Historic Landmark on Little Brewster Island in the outer harbor dates back to 1783, and is still manned by a civilian – who wears a bonnet.
      About this Boston, Massachusetts tour

      The city of Boston has a famously colorful history. You probably read about it in school, but when you find yourself in the actual settings where history happened, that's a whole different story. And in the case of Boston's harbors, it's a page-turner.

      This is where Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships on a winter 1773 night, pushed 90,000 pounds of tea overboard, and pushed the colonists and the British closer to war.

      It's where the American frigate USS Chesapeake sailed impetuously out to battle the British HMS Shannon in an extremely intense War of 1812 confrontation – only to be captured in minutes. Its dying captain uttered a last instruction that's still famous today (see below).

      The harbor's also a modern environmental success story. It's transformed from a notoriously polluted dumping ground into what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now calls a "great American jewel" – and a popular place to fish, swim, paddle, sail, and play on the beach.

      So step aboard, settle in, and listen up as this entertainingly narrated cruise passes historic and present-day landmarks, an impressive city skyline, working wharves and piers, and rustic harbor islands. Including two-acre Little Brewster, where you'll see Boston Light – America's oldest constantly manned lighthouse, sitting on the site of a 1716 light that was sacked by the Brits on their way out of town after the Revolutionary War. This is America's last manned light station, though its 70th keeper isn't a man. She's Sally Snowman, a civilian whose tireless commitment to preserving the area's history includes wearing a colonial frock and bonnet.

      Like we said, colorful history.

      They gave it up anyway

      During the War of 1812, the USS frigate Chesapeake, under the command of Captain James Lawrence, sailed defiantly out from a blockaded Boston Harbor to challenge its British adversary despite orders to avoid conflict. All went bad quickly in a violent battle that left Chesapeake trapped and unable to defend itself. As its mortally-wounded captain was carried below deck, he cried out "Don't give up the ship…" – still a slogan of naval bravado today. Alas, his ill-tested crew in fact surrendered the ship minutes later. 

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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