Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Spirit of Boston: She's all ship-shape glamour after a $2.5 million makeover, with enhancements like panoramic windows, a rooftop lounge, and new dance floors.
- Sights and stories: Take in the skyline and hear commentary about notable sights, including Old Ironsides, Fort Independence, and site of the Boston Massacre.
- Buffet-style lunch: Enjoy an abundant selection of salads, entrees, and desserts all freshly prepared onboard and served in the style of a classic luxury ocean liner.
- Onboard fun: The DJs will also spin top 40 hits from a variety of musical genres and eras.
About this Boston, Massachusetts tour
In sharp contrast to the Spirit's modern interior are the historic (and some ironically named) sites you'll cruise by. Look, there's the USS Constitution aka Old Ironside, which is actually made of wood. Docked nearby is the USS Cassin Young, a long-retired destroyer that survived numerous kamikaze attacks during WWII. And over here is Fort Independence, situated on Castle Island (an isle that is, in fact, attached to the mainland).
Ever hear of the Big Dig? It was a $1 billion+ highway project undertaken to ease traffic woes in Boston and you'll cruise right under the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, a big part of the Big Dig. If you love bridges, you'll be treated to another engineering marvel with the Tobin Bridge, which supports 85,000 vehicles daily. You also want to keep watch for the soaring spire of Old North Church, the site of McKay Shipyard, and other tweet-home-about attractions.
Hungry for more? Descend on a lavish spread showcasing fresh salads, savory entrees, plus an array of decadent desserts. Enjoy the music as the DJ breaks out a collection of top-40 hits, challenge your shipmates to a friendly game, or head to the open-air rooftop lounge for stunning views.
And there you are. Right at the center of it all the dramatic sites, tasty cuisine, and throng of partiers. Because it's just never been easier to get into the spirit of things as you cruise around Boston's Inner Harbor.
So what's the star of the skyline?
More than 250 high-rises compete for space in Boston's skies. The city's tallest structure is the striking 60-story John Hancock Tower. With 13 acres of gleaming glass, this modernist building boldly reflects the city it towers above. But early in its planning phases, citizens put this showstopper in its place. Its design had to be reworked when Bostonians learned it might cast a shadow on their beloved and historic Trinity Church.
Please make your way to The Spirit of Boston, at intersection of Seaport Blvd and B Street adjacent to Boston's World Trade Center. Across from the Seaport Hotel. 200 Seaport Blvd #75, Boston
Please plan to board ship 30 minutes prior to departure.
Cabaret-style seating with tables that accommodate four to eight people. You may be seated with other parties. Interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. There is a cash bar onboard.
A minimal amount of walking is required. This tour is suitable for wheelchair users. Handicap-accessible boarding and restrooms are available.
Family Friendly, Scenic, Boat Tour, Food and Wine
Spirit of Boston vessel
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children under three years of age participate free of charge. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years.
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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