Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Badge of ExcellenceBoston, USA
Northern Lights Sunset Cruise
  • 2 hours
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Sunset cruise in Boston
  • Admire the Boston waterfront from the open-air deck or interior cabin
  • Alcoholic beverages, soda, water, and snacks are available for purchase

What's Included

  • Cruise
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase by credit card only)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Classic Harbor Line Boston
    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    The boat departs from Rowes Wharf, directly behind the Boston Harbor Hotel, located at (for GPS) 400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston (02110). Check-in at Rowes Wharf is located in the Ferry Terminal, a climate controlled public space, located on the wharf only steps away from our dock. If guests are lost or running late, please call us at 617-951-2460.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Old North Church & Historic Site (Pass By)

Charlestown Navy Yard (Pass By)

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge (Pass By)

USS Constitution (Pass By)

USS Cassin Young (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Plan to arrive 15-minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to check-in, obtain boarding passes and pre-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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295 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Memorable experience!
Chandran_E, Apr 2024
Awesome experience. Very relaxed and well timed to see the sunset and the Boston skyline with the lights afterwards. Highly recommend.
Great way to celebrate Easter weekend!
Elizabeth_V, Mar 2024
Fantastic start to finish! Beautiful sunset- great cocktails- lovely boat! Not too crowded either. Interesting sights narrated by the captain. Perfect for us and our 2 adult children.
Great evening
Oliver_J, Mar 2024
Was a good boat trip round the harbour. Nice that you got to go round once in daylight and again once all the city lights were on. Also great to be out of the rain!
A Lovely Evening in Boston Harbor
Elizabeth_M, Mar 2024
The online booking with Viator app was easy and informative! The ticket office personnel were welcoming, informative and pleasant! The ship crew and bartenders poured generously and were helpful. A wonderful evening
Highly recommended!
Jennifer_P, Mar 2024
Such a great experience! I went solo and still had fun! Friendly crew. Beautiful way to see Boston and the Harbor
Stunning views!!!
Gary_M, Oct 2023
Stunning views!! Super relaxing!! Definitely would book again! Great staff, beautiful ship and perfect amount of time on the water. The views were spectacular
Beautiful skyline at night
Amy_M, Oct 2023
The Boat was beautiful inside and out. The drinks and food were delicious. Definitely a great trip with my family!
Harbor Cruise Fun
Elaine_S, Oct 2023
We’ve been on this harbour cruise several times and really enjoy it. You need to clean the boat windows, thanks
Relaxing cruise in Boston Harbour
Claire_J, Oct 2023
Great staff, lovely boat that was beautifully decorated for the season 🍁🍂. A serene cruise, and despite the cloudy grey skies, was still a lovely 2hr evening trip in the harbour. The contrasts between daytime & the evening lit city were delightful.
Dress warm!
Danielle_C, Oct 2023
This was a nice boat ride. Make sure to dress warmly if you plan on sitting on the top deck. I enjoyed myself.
Great end of our Bistin stay
Stanley_L, Oct 2023
Great seating, view was great. Comfortable temp inside ship. Food and snacks offered .Informative info that was interesting and informative
Very nice
Debbie_H, Sep 2023
The boat ride was wonderful but the directions to get to the port was not helpful. Had a hard time finding where to check in for the tour! Also the tour guy did not give much details on what we were seeing, until the very end! We enjoyed the firing of the cannon!
Seeing the harbor and the...
Mary_J, Sep 2023
Seeing the harbor and the surrounding area. A big thrill was seeing Old Ironside at the dock. Sunset was 👏 amazing. As far as I could tell, everyone had a great time.
Captain or whomever was...
Joseph_B, Sep 2023
Captain or whomever was narrating spoke to fast to understand. But could have spoke more about sites we passed.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello, Thank you for booking with us and taking some time to review our sunset cruise. We are sorry to learn that the narration did not exceed your expectations. We will use this feedback as an opportunity to review our narration content and style to see how we might improve the delivery. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line Boston
Great boat trip
Amber_V, Sep 2023
Everything was great except for one of the deck hands. She was very unpleasant, she seemed to help everyone around us but was bothered when we asked for service. Other than that the trip was great, the captain was knowledgeable and caring for everyone on the boat. We also had the best sunset of the summer thanks to hurricane lee.
Very relaxing and beautiful
Veriko_K, Sep 2023
Beautiful tour! Very relaxing and informative, great service at the boat. It was our first visit in Boston and we enjoyed it a lot. This first day tour already set a good vibe for us for next 3 days in Boston.
Loved it
Leo_L, Sep 2023
Wonderful, relaxing experience! Great crew. Smooth ride. Great views of city Would love to travel with you guys again
Good times and smooth sailing
Christopher_L, Sep 2023
Memorable moments and a lovely cruise equals quality return of investment! Sunset over city from the harbor was golden.
Would not recommend
Jasmin_V, Sep 2023
Terrible music throughout the cruise. When asked the female host if the music can be changed she was not very friendly about it. For the majority of the age group (people in their 50-60s) that were paid guests the music & songs selected for the Sunset Cruise by the crew was inappropriate. Need Better discretion on who your guest are. The food & snack choice for purchase was very limited
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello, Thank you for booking a cruise with us and taking some time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the music selection on your cruise. We certainly do not want any aspects of the atmosphere aboard to detract from the customer experience, and we will use your feedback as an opportunity to review our policies regarding the music aboard with the crew. We value and appreciate your input. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line Boston
Highly recommend excursion.
Julie_B, Aug 2023
Great evening. Captain safe & knowledgeable. Friendly staff. Recommend upper deck starboard side. Mixed gathering casual attire with some in party dresses.
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