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Special Events Every now and then a special event comes around to Boston and we are happy to help you celebrate the occasion. If you are looking to plan an adventure or excursion for Dad on Father’s Day or wanting to honor the veteran in your family on Memorial Day we are hoping to help. Select from one of special events for the holidays and let us help you honor and celebrate the people in your lives that matter.


Irish Celtic Band on classic boat in boston

Boston Celtic Cruise

Take a cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights, a 1920s New England Yacht, for a one of a kind experience, an Irish Band paired with a Harbor Cruise. While aboard enjoy Irish tunes inspired by historical events (i.e. the Great Molasses Flood of 1919, etc.), classic Boston Irish songs, authentic Irish tunes, and sea shanties. See the sites of some of these historical tunes while out on a Harbor Cruise. This event aims to be a culturally stimulating and historical informative experience through Boston Harbor. Learn about some of the history of Boston through song and perhaps a little dance, if you’re up to it.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $44

Boston Jazz Cruise

Boston Jazz Cruise aboard Yacht Northern Lights

Grab that special guy or gal, or a couple of happy-footed friends who enjoy the sounds of live music and step aboard the elegant Northern Lights, for a journey back to the Jazz era. Allow your senses to take you back in time with the sights of our 1920s styled New England Yacht combined with sounds of jazz, presented by the Benjamin Young Trio. The Benjamin Young Trio is a young, talented, up-and-coming, group of Jazz musicians from the Berklee School of Music. Cruise through the harbor enjoying the City Lights as they dazzle on the waters of Boston Harbor, grab a glass of champagne or a mixed drink from the bar and dance with your sweetheart on this one of a kind cruise. This is the perfect cruise for snuggling up with a loved one’s or dancing with a group of friends to the sounds of the Benjamin Young Trio.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $44

Sails and Ales featuring Harpoon Brewery

Join us for an exciting sunset sail and beer tasting with a local favorite, Harpoon brewery! This is not just sailing with a couple of cold brews in the ice chest, we are taking that one step further by partnering exclusively with Harpoon to bring you a full tasting experience. Whether you’re joining us to decompress after a long day at the office, celebrating a milestone with friends, Sails and Ales aboard schooner Adirondack III with our Harpoon Beer Captain is sure to bring a noteworthy flare to your evening.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $55 + $16 (tasting)

Mother’s Day Picnic Sail

Mothers are special people that have made sacrifices to raise a family. We know that you are busy and so is mom, so take this day as an opportunity to relax with your extraordinary parent on a sail aboard the Adirondack III. Relish in a picnic sail through the Boston Harbor Islands and enjoy a gourmet-box lunch aboard our schooner and relax surround by the peaceful harbor islands. (Unfortunately, in 2016, we will be unable to host a Mother’s Day Picnic Sail due to a scheduling conflict with our NYC office. Please feel free to meet the Adirondack III in NYC for the America’s Cup Trials).

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $76

Boston Harbor Islands Memorial Day Sail

Step aboard the sailboat Adirondack III for a three-hour picnic excursion to explore the Boston Harbor Islands by sail on Memorial Day. Known for their rich history and peacefulness the Boston Harbor Islands have welcomed vacationers and day trips for hundreds of years. Leave the hectic city behind as we sail past the lush green terrain and catch glimpses of the amazing coastal wildlife.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $76

Father’s Day Harbor Island Picnic Sail

Grab your Pop for a fun-filled afternoon aboard our schooner with a lunch of fresh fruit, gourmet sandwiches, chips, and dessert as our highly experienced crew and captain take you on a three-hour Boston Harbor Island Picnic Sail. Enjoy this scenic adventure through the islands, which are filled with history from the Revolutionary War all the way through World War II. This sail is sure to impress the Dad that enjoys nature, adventure, relaxing, and history on Father’s Day.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $76

Boston 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights

4th of July Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights

Celebrate our nation’s independence aboard Northern Lights for the best fireworks spectacular in New England. Listen to the Boston Pops from our comfortable climate-controlled cabin or step-up and out to our outer top deck to watch the fireworks. Watch the big booms over the city or enjoy them from the comfortable seated cabin area. (This cruise can only offer an obstructed and distant view of the fireworks.)

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $100

Boston USS Constitution Turnaround Sail

USS Constitution Turnaround Sail

Once a year the USS Constitution heads out of the harbor to Fort Independence for a 21-gun salute. Sail along side our oldest operating warship used to train sailors in the US Navy as she cruises through Boston Harbor. Folks line the shoreline to watch the Constitution on one of her rare trips, get front row seats on the schooner Adirondack III as we escort our brave ship down to Fort Independence. (Unfortunately, the USS Constitution is at dry dock until 2018. Check back for tickets to watch the Turnaround Sail in spring of 2018.)

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $125

July 4th Fireworks

Join us aboard the historic and beautiful Adirondack III for a magnificent 4th of July Cruise and see why no other Independence Day event compares! While aboard, get a crowd-free view of Boston’s stellar fireworks display from the waters of Boston Harbor. (This event does not sail and can only offer an obstructed and distant view of the fireworks.)

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $100

Romantic Boston Sunset Cruise

Summer Solstice Cruise

Summer officially begins June 20th with the Summer Solstice. Celebrate the official first day of summer and the season-opening cruise aboard Northern Lights. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres will be provided as we cruise through Boston Harbor on this two-hour cruise through Boston Harbor to watch the sunset over Boston’s skyline at 8:24pm and the moonrise at 8:25pm over the harbor. Enjoy the sites and light commentary by out captain and crew. Find the perfect viewing location from our top deck or rest inside our climate controlled cabin. Drinks are available for purchase from our bar on the first deck. Bring friends and family and start the summer off with a unique experience!

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $45

Harborfest Fireworks Cruise in Boston Harbor

Harborfest Fireworks on Northern Lights

Bostonians know how to celebrate our Independence and it all begins with the 35th Anniversary of Harborfest. Join us aboard the Northern Lights with friends and family for Harborfest fireworks, which offers a crowd-free alternative to the shore line!

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $50

Harborfest Fireworks Aboard Adirondack III

Get the Fourth of July weekend started with a BANG! Step aboard the Adirondack III for a spectacular fireworks display on Boston Harbor. Join us for a two cruise, followed by a sail to watch the Harborfest Fireworks light up along Boston’s Waterfront.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $65

Boston Harbor Sightseeing Boat Tour

Winthrop Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights

Take a ride on Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht, to see the Winthrop Fireworks on the evening of July 3rd.The Fourth of July weekend is offering Fireworks nearly all around the harbor and Sunday, July 3rd will not be any different. 

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: 50.00

Winthrope Fireworks Cruise with Classic Harbor Line

Winthrop Fireworks Cruise and Sail on Adirondack III

Don’t want to deal with all the traffic crowds and hype surrounding the 4th of July, but still want to celebrate and enjoy the patriotic holiday? Step aboard the Adirondack III for a cruise to Winthrop to watch the fireworks and then sail back to Boston at the end. 

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: 65.00

Boston Harbor Labor Day Fireworks Cruise

Labor Day Fireworks Cruise

Get front row seats to Boston Harbor’s Labor Day Fireworks Cruise aboard Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht. Celebrate the last days of summer with friends and family. Watch the fireworks from the best seats in the harbor, right underneath them!

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $50

Labor Day Fireworks Cruise Aboard Adirondack III

What better way to celebrate the end of summer, but with a stellar fireworks display from the waters of Boston Harbor? Join us aboard beautiful Adirondack III for a magnificent Labor Day cruise. This 1.5-hour cruise offers guests the opportunity to soak up Boston’s colorful fireworks display from an awesome vantage point, practically right underneath them and out on the water! (The event does not sail and offers spectacular views of the fireworks)

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $75

Blue Moon Sail

You know the saying, “Only once in a blue moon.” Blue moons happen once every year to every couple of years. However, a second moon in a month during the summer time is much more rare event. The next summer time blue moon shines on Boston Harbor in August of 2021. We look forward to having you join on this this rare special event next time! Check back at a much later date to get ticket and information.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $40

New England Fall Foliage Cruise in Boston Harbor

Northern Lights Fall Foliage Cruise

Pull out your autumn sweaters and grab a hot cider and join the captain and crew of Northern Lights for a relaxing Boston Harbor cruise, featuring the colorful trees of fall. New England has been known for the vibrant foliage that people are drawn to every year. Our **three-hour extended afternoon picnic cruise** will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the peaceful majesty of the harbor islands.
  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $68

Irish Christmas Carol in Boston

An Irish Christmas Carol

Take to the water and get into the holiday spirit with Slainte, our house Irish band, and sing some merry holiday ballads the way the Irish do, with a beer in hand and a whiskey or two. It’s the holidays and with our 1920’s styled motor yacht, Northern Lights, decked out with festive décor and the sound of the holidays in the air, this unique tour is sure to put you in a merry spirit! Tasty holiday adult beverages are also available on our Irish Christmas Carol Cruise. Take a cruise with friends to celebrate the season or choose this event for your holiday company party.
  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $44

Boston Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise

Step aboard our luxury Yacht Northern Lights in décor for the holidays and set sail for an evening of caroling through Boston Harbor. Join in on live Holiday Carols conducted by Tim McHale of the Boston Minstrels and get into the holiday spirit with friends and family. While singing may or may not be your thing, we also have delicious hot cocoa, cookies, and treats for all our guests. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of Boston from the heated salon of Northern Lights, a 1920’s styles New England Yacht, and get into the Holiday Spirit. Classic Harbor Line also offers a live Holiday Jazz Trio and Irish Christmas Carolers! (Musically-talented groups are our special hosts for each of our Holiday cruises!)
  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $44

Boston Holiday Jazz Cruise

Holiday Jazz Cruise

Step aboard our luxury Yacht Northern Lights in full holiday decor and join us for our romantic Holiday Jazz Cruise. Enjoy this 1.5 hour cruise with your loved one and a glass of Champagne in hand or spiked hot cocoa. See the city lights twinkle at night as you cozy up for an evening out in Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht.
Tasty holiday adult beverages are also available on our Holiday Jazz Cruise. Take a cruise with friends to celebrate the season, entertain out-of-town family, or choose this event for holiday company party.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $44

Boston New Year's Eve Cruise

Boston Harbor New Year’s Eve Cruise

Step aboard our luxury Yacht Northern Lights in full holiday decor and join us for a romantic, fun, and tasteful cruise in Boston Harbor for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks display. Enjoy this 3-hour cruise with your loved ones and a glass of champagne in hand as we celebrate the New Year. Start the night out with lights appetizers from our stationary or passed hors d’ oeuvres or head upstairs to the Aurora Room, and memorialize you first moments of the New Year in our photo booth. Take as many photos as you wish! Photos and catering are included with your ticket aboard our cruise. Farm to Table Display: Cheese Wedge Platter with Fresh and Dried Fruits, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Green goddess dip and roasted red pepper humus, Bruschetta Duo: Sweet Pumpkin & Ricotta, Herbed Chick Pea and Pancetta, and Flat Breads. Passed Appetizers: Petite Filet Crostini, Coconut Crusted Chicken Skewers, Savory cones with Garlic Humus and Balsamic Microgreens, and Raspberry & Brie Phyllo Triangles. Visit our bar located on the main deck to buy adult beverages including champagne! Bottles of Moet & Chandon can be pre-purchased online while buying tickets. After the photos are snapped (unlimited), dance the night away with our house Jazz Band which will be playing top New Year’s Eve hits from the last 40 years.
  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adults Only (21yrs up) - $165

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise with Classic Harbor Line

Band on the Water, Fire in the Sky aboard Northern Lights

The Boston Minstrels, featuring Tim McHale, take to the water to offer guests a fun new experience for a Sunset Cruise. As we cruise through the harbor enjoy live music through the ages in all types of genre such as: rock, pop, folk, and blues. You will surely know the songs and will easily embrace the sound waves as we cruise through the waves aboard Northern Lights. The microphone is yours, if you want it, and so is the dance floor. This is meant to be a fun-filled night on the water with friends and loved ones. Have a blast with us on this one of a kind cruise through Boston Harbor.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $38