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Browse - Family Friendly Cruises Join us for a Family Friendly Boston Harbor Sightseeing Boat Tour!  Cruise on a luxury boat to take in the sights that Boston Harbor has to offer for a boat ride you will never forget. What better place to get together, get under the sun and have some family fun than on a boat in Boston Harbor for a Boston Sightseeing Boat Ride! Cruise out to the Boston Harbor Islands by motor yacht and soak it all in. Learn about key historical icons and spend the day together. Our activities are the perfect amount of time ranging from 1-hour cruises to 3-hour day sails. Our classic boats will captivate your children both on deck and below. Our daytime sightseeing boat trips are safe, fun, and affordable. Aboard our daytime harbor cruises learn fun harbor facts and see our diverse harbor wildlife. Our harbor is full of interesting stories of ghosts and pirates! On calm days in the spring or the fall we often see a harbor seal or two! So come aboard there are great things to hear and see aboard some of our sails and cruises.


Boston Day Sail

Within minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise. Our classic afternoon day sails are the perfect way to see the sights of Boston Harbor. There is no better way to enjoy the day than sailing aboard the schooner Adirondack III, which is the most elegant sailing excursion you will find in the harbor. Adirondack III is a classically styled 80-foot pilot schooner with long sleek lines. She is smooth and gentle sailing vessel with some speed.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $45

Historical New England Harbor Cruise

Step aboard the Northern Lights for a top-of-the-line sightseeing cruise to discover some of the mysteries behind Boston’s harbor islands. Sit back and relax in our climate-controlled cabin or enjoy the sea breeze on our open top deck. During your harbor cruise with us, our captain will provide narration and crew will be around to assist in making your trip more comfortable.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $40

Boston USS Constitution Turnaround Sail

U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack III

U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack III. Join us for the 3-4 hour long, July 4th turnaround cruise of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest (1797) actively commissioned naval vessel in the world. Experience this yearly event like you never have before aboard Adirondack III, a classic 80-foot pilot schooner. She features comfortable seating and a brisk ride, as we are able to view the turnaround of the U.S.S. Constitution.

  Duration: 3 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: Adults $125 | Child $100

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 two hour and thirty minute sail & cruise, followed by Harborfest Fireworks lighting up along Boston’s Waterfront.
In addition to a fantastic experience, this captivating Labor Day Fireworks Cruise will feature delicious, complimentary desserts, cheese and flatbreads, and sliced fruits, water and soda.

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: Adults $75 | Child $50

U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Brunch on Northern Lights

Join us for the July 4th turnaround cruise of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest (1797) actively commissioned naval vessel in the world. You won’t want to miss this truly unique and special event! The turnaround takes place once a year to celebrate our nation’s birthday. During the turnaround cruise the U.S.S. Constitution will sail out into Boston Harbor where she’ll exchange a 21-gun salute with Castle Island’s Fort Independence. After he salute, she will head back into the inner harbor and exchange cannon fire with the sector Boston’s United States Coast Guard base located in the North End. During our excursion please enjoy a three course brunch made fresh aboard the vessel.

  Duration: 3 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $110 | Child $85

Harborfest Fireworks Cruise in Boston Harbor

Harborfest Fireworks on Northern Lights

Bostonians know how to celebrate our Independence and it all begins with Harborfest. Join us aboard the Northern Lights with friends and family for 2.25 hour Harborfest fireworks cruise, which offers a crowd-free alternative to the shore line! Avoid the masses and get front row seats for Boston Harborfest Fireworks cruise aboard Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht. Desserts, cheese & flatbreads, and sliced fruit will be included with your ticket.

  Duration: 2.25 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $70 | Child $55

Winthrope Fireworks Cruise with Classic Harbor Line

Winthrop 4th of July 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. Sip on Champagne and enjoy this magical evening with the best seats in the house! 

  Duration: 3 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: Adult $75 | Child $50

Boston Harbor Sightseeing Boat Tour

Winthrop 4th of July 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 4th. Cruise with us aboard our luxury yacht and celebrate Independence Day with friends and family from our crowd free yacht.  Take in the magnificent display of Fireworks while sipping on Champagne with the best seats in the house.  

  Duration: 3 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $70 | Child $50

Boston Sightseeing Boat Tour on Yacht Northern Lights

Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Luncheon 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 Fall Foliage Cruise, featuring the colorful trees of fall. New England has been known for the vibrant foliage that people are drawn to every year. So grab your friends and family and enjoy some time out on the water for this Fall Foliage Cruise.  This time of year is a magical with the change of the season and New England does it best.  Let our professional crew cater to you as embark on this breathtaking boat adventure.  

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $55 | Child $40

Boston Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise

Weekends are a time for relaxing and getting your days started the right way. Join us for a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights to jump start your relaxation mode. Enjoy our gourmet brunch buffet and select a cozy seat aboard Northern Lights as we cruise around Boston Harbor to capture panoramic views of Boston. This is the perfect event for groups looking to entertain guests from out of town. You can see the sites without giving up a relaxing weekend. We can accommodate small bridal parties or even morning after wedding parties. The Brunch Cruise offers the perfect event for the individual or the group looking to celebrate and relax.

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $70 | Child $44

Boston Fall Foliage Cruise

Northern Lights Fall Foliage Cruise

A Boston Fall Foliage Cruise is the perfect event to pull out that fall wardrobe.  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 for this Boston Fall Foliage Cruise. Enjoy this magical cruise with us and capture the best photos of the Harbor. 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $68

Boston Holiday Brunch Cruise

Holiday Brunch Cruise

Take a relaxing morning cruise through the Boston Harbor on our Boston Holiday Brunch Cruise in the warm, cozy, and festively decorated interior of Northern Lights. While aboard, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa from our hot chocolate bar and enjoy the harbor sites with friends and family! 

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $70

Boston Holiday Cruise

Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise

Come aboard our luxury yacht Northern Lights decked out for the holidays for an evening of holiday cheer. Enjoy a jazzy Christmas Sing-A-Long perfect for everyone in your family. Christmas carols and other holiday favorites will be played by members of The Benjamin Young Quartet. This is Boston Holiday Cruise that is not to be missed. While singing may or may not be for you, there will be hot cocoa, delicious cookies, and treats for the whole family. Sit back, enjoy the view, the music, and the holiday cheer with this Boston Holiday Cruise.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $46

New Year’s Day Brunch Cruise

Start your year off on the right foot and step aboard the luxury yacht Northern Lights for a New Year’s Day Brunch Cruise! Take a relaxing morning brunch cruise through Boston Harbor on this New Year’s day in the warm, cozy, and festively decorated interior of this stunning yacht. While aboard, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa from our hot chocolate bar and enjoy the harbor sites with friends, family or a loved one.

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult | $75