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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran

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Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.85
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$62.85
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution

Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution

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See some of the top attractions in Boston from the waterfront on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Explore Boston Harbor and see the city’s historic sites while listening to live commentary on board. Pass landmarks like the Boston Tea Party ships, USS Constitution, and Boston Light—the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the United States.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.71
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$36.71
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Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor

Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor

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Experience Boston Harbor on a sunset cruise aboard a historic tall ship. Depart from Central Wharf on the 67-foot Liberty Star or the 125-foot Liberty Clipper and enjoy views of the outer harbor, Fort Independence, East Boston, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and beyond. Relax and let the crew handle the sails or jump in the action and a grab a line on this fun and affordable outing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.35
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$49.35
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.35
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$53.35
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Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise
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Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Take an evening cruise on Boston Harbor to watch the sunset from the water. Glide out to the Old North Church and Historic Site, the Charlestown Navy Yard, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and the USS Cassin Young. As a bonus, listen to the cannon fire of the USS Constitution, which marks the sunset each night.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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See the landmarks and highlights of Boston from the water on this sightseeing cruise in Boston Harbor. Sit back and enjoy a cup of New England Clam chowder while sailing between the harbor's 34 islands, listening to their history through your guide's commentary. Snap photos and enjoy a unique perspective of the harbor, very different than a typical walking or driving tour through Boston. Highlights include Nixes Mate, Lovell's Island, Spectacle Island, and Fort Independence.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$34.14
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Sunset Cruise
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Sunset Cruise

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Enjoy views of beautiful Boston with this 90-minute sunset cruise. Watch the sun sink over the sparkling water as your guides point out the USS Constitution and other historic sights. Once the sun goes down, you’ll have a chance to see the city skyline illuminated. There is a full bar on every boat, with snacks and other beverages available for purchase.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.34
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$26.34
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston with an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This 3-hour expedition on Boston Harbor features a three-course meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sun set, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun in the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.32
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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.15
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$45.15
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Go City: Boston Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions

Go City: Boston Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions

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See more of Boston for one low price by purchasing the Boston Explorer Pass by Go City. Enjoy great savings off regular prices as you get admission to your choice of two, three, four or five Boston attractions, picking among top city highlights like a Fenway Park Tour, Boston Sunset Cruise, Freedom Trail Walking Tour, New England Aquarium and much more. An included digital guide helps design the perfect itinerary. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$54.00
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$54.00

Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

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Embark on an interactive sailing excursion off the coast of Salem on a replica historic privateer schooner. Great for families and anyone who gets bored easily, this adventure keeps you engaged by offering opportunities to help with tasks such as raising the sails and steering the boat. Plus, the crew shares stories about the history of Salem and the role played by privateers.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Go City: Boston All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions and Tours

Go City: Boston All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions and Tours

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Seeing the best of Boston doesn’t get any easier, or more economical, than with Go City's Boston All-Inclusive Pass. This flexible sightseeing pass allows visitors to pick and choose from a wide variety of Boston’s top attractions, over 40 in all, at any pace desired over the course of one, two, three, five, or seven consecutive days. Enjoy immediate entry to attractions. Simply save the pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device and go. No voucher redemption is required. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the remaining number of days purchased.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$76.00
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$76.00

Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston on an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This expedition on Boston Harbor features an all-you-can-eat buffet meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sunset, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun inside the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$104.67
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$104.67
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Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise

Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise

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Enjoy Boston from the water while dining on a delicious buffet lunch on this cruise. See an array of top landmarks including Bunker Hill, the World Trade Center, and the site of the 1773 Boston Tea Party. Hear narrated commentary on the sites, and after lunch, head up to the top deck—the largest outdoor patio deck in town—where a DJ spins tunes from line dances to Top 40 hits.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.47
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$78.47
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Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing Cruises

Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing Cruises

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Island Time Charters offers Martha's Vineyard sunset/cocktail cruises which are ideal for those who want to celebrate a special occasion such as bachelorette parties, proposals, first time island visitors or just want to celebrate life. We will pick you up by boat and take you on a sightseeing harbor cruise while you comfortably enjoy the sunset sipping on your favorite cocktail.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Cruise Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht, complete with superb city views and a buffet brunch featuring both breakfast and lunch offerings. For 2-hours you'll explore the waters from Rowes Wharf to the Charlestown Naval Yard and back, sailing past sights such as Castle Island and Boston Light. Spend some time enjoying the yacht's three climate-controlled decks or dancing to the sounds of a live DJ mix. There's even a glass of complimentary champagne following castoff.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.22
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$111.22
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Martha's Vineyard Leisure Sightseeing Cruise

Martha's Vineyard Leisure Sightseeing Cruise

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Island Time Charters offers Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing cruises which are ideal for those who want to celebrate a special occasion such as bachelorette parties, proposals, first time island visitors or just want to celebrate life. We will pick you up by boat and take you on a sightseeing cruise while you comfortably enjoy breathtaking views sipping on your favorite beverage. There are 3 different routes to choose from giving our guest the opportunity to experience different areas of Martha's Vineyard.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$461.54
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Boston Holiday Cocoa Cruise

Boston Holiday Cocoa Cruise

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Make this holiday season one to remember with this cocoa and carols holiday cruise on Boston Harbor. With dates offered throughout November and December, you can add a magical touch to your holiday, and easily find a date that works for you. Plus, you’ll cruise the harbor aboard a 1920s-style yacht with live music and a complimentary cup of cocoa to sip on as you take in beautiful views of Boston.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$56.54
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3 Hour Sailing Tour of Vineyard Haven Harbor and Sound

3 Hour Sailing Tour of Vineyard Haven Harbor and Sound

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Go sailing in Martha’s Vineyard with this half-day private tour. Explore Nantucket Sound by water during this outdoor adventure aboard a 1980 classic 60-foot ketch sailboat. Experience the Martha’s Vineyard tradition of sailing and see local landmarks from a fresh perspective. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and maximize time in Martha’s Vineyard.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$750.00
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$750.00
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New England Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise in Boston Harbor
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New England Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise in Boston Harbor

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Immerse yourself in the Fall season while exploring beautiful Boston Harbor on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Step aboard the Northern Lights and catch spectacular views of sights like the oldest lighthouse in America, Boston Light, and colorful seasonal foliage at Peadock’s and Thompson’s islands. Then, enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch and sip a hot cider.
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  • 2 hours
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$60.80
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Private Half-Day Trip to Lake Tashmoo

Private Half-Day Trip to Lake Tashmoo

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Go boating from Martha’s Vineyard with a private half-day trip to Lake Tashmoo. Climb aboard the Island Time for a relaxed power boat day sail and get to know a local captain during the tour. Depart from West Chop Lighthouse, stop at Lambert’s Cove Beach, and visit Lake Tashmoo. This sightseeing tour includes the chance to swim, sunbathe, and admire views from the deck of a private boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$695.00
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Holiday Sunset Cruise in Boston Harbor

Holiday Sunset Cruise in Boston Harbor

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Grab a drink and settle into the heated, main observation cabin to enjoy a 90-minute experience on this beautiful 1920s-style yacht. *Please note that this event includes a 15 minute pre-boarding, followed by a 90-minute cruise to allow guests time to settle in before the cruising portion commences. During the cruise, grab a hot cocoa or festive libation from the bar and take in the sights as the boat cruises around Boston's waterfront neighborhoods, such as North End. Enjoy cruising under the Tobin Bridge for a unique perspective of this iconic landmark. The Captain will provide light commentary of Boston Harbor's sightseeing highlights in conjunction with enjoyable music throughout the trip. Watch the sky as it changes from blues to oranges behind the outline of Boston's city skyline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$42.67
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6 Hour Sailing Tour of Vineyard Haven Harbor and Sound

6 Hour Sailing Tour of Vineyard Haven Harbor and Sound

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Sailing is the best way to see and experience Vineyard Haven Harbor, Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound. Tandemeer is a big beautiful 1980 classic 60' ketch made famous in the 1982 hit movie "Trading Places" with Eddie Murphy, Dan Akroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. Fun in the Sun in Style.
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  • 3 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,250.00
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