Boston, MA

Harbor Cruises

Browse Harbor Cruises Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise & Boston Boat Tours are the best way to get out on the water and take the sights in.  Brand new to Boston MA is Classic Harbor Line’s motor yacht Northern Lights! Docked at Rowes Wharf, right behind the Boston Harbor Hotel, this Boston Yacht will be operating Boston Harbor excursions and running Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruises. This is a Turn-of-the-Century inspired yacht and is the most elegant power boat in Boston Massachusetts. Classic Harbor Line has put together some unique Boston cruises for you to experience in the most elegant manner. Northern Lights was built with a beautiful mahogany bar and her varnish is maintained to complete your feeling of a Turn-of-the-Century vessel.  Comfortable seating is available all around the boat, as well as a full sun deck atop, all with un-obscured views!  Guests are welcome on the forward deck for their Boston harbor sightseeing cruise as well to soak in the sun and to score fantastic photographs of all the Boston Harbor sites from the water! This stunning yacht is perfect for families, romantic dates or a friends gathering as we will only take up to 149 guests on any of our cruises. Take in the sights of Boston MA for a sightseeing cruise that will keep you coming back for more! Whether you join us for a day cruise or a classic sunset cruise you will not be disappointed! Jump aboard and cruise in elegance to view this famous skyline and watch the sun dip behind the skyline.

Boston Brunch Cruise

Boston Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights

Weekends are a time for relaxing and getting your days started the right way. Join us for a 2.5 hour Mimosa and Bloody Mary Cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights to jump start your relaxation mode on this Boston Brunch Cruise. While aboard choose from a variety of Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. 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.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $68

Boston Live Funk Music Cruise

Jazzy Funk Cruise

It’s time to get down with City of Four, our house funk band. Step aboard Northern Lights for a late evening Boston music cruise while enjoying the groovy musical styling’s of City of Four, the newest addition to our fleet of bands in residence. The stage is back lit with the glittering lights of the city as we gently cruise around the glassy waters of Boston Harbor.  So grab your friends and family for this fun Boston Live Music Funk Cruise! 

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

Boston Harbor Labor Day Fireworks Cruise

Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks Sail aboard Schooner 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 the historic and beautiful Adirondack III for Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks hosted by Boston Harbor Now.  This **1.5-hour cruise** offers guests the opportunity to soak up Boston’s colorful fireworks display from an elegant and relaxing vantage point out on the water. The Adirondack III is a brilliant 80-foot long pilot schooner modeled after similar boats built in the 1890s. Unlike those older boats, it is built to provide ample space to accommodate each and every one of its guests, ensuring a comfortable and quality experience for anyone who boards.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack III   Cost: Adult $75 | Child $55

Boston Day Sail

90 Minute Day Sail

Our classic, 90-minute, 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 speediness to boot.  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.


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

Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

Not ready to start the work week? We understand, take a relaxing Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise aboard the luxury yacht, Northern Lights. Come with friends who enjoy the sound of live music and allow yourselves to unwind and forget about Monday for a little while longer. Join us for a sunset cruise around Boston Harbor with our live jazz band, 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 colors of the sky as it changes from oranges, to deep pinks and purples. Snuggle up with a special someone, on one of our cozy benches with a glass of champagne or a mixed drink from the bar and relax.

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

Fourth of July Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights

Celebrate the last days of summer with friends and family on a Iluminate the Harbor fireworks cruise aboard the Yacht Northern Lights, which offers a crowd-free alternative to the shore line!  Avoid the crowds and get front row seats for Boston Harbor’s Labor Day (Weekend) Fireworks cruise aboard Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht.  Northern Lights offers bench seating on her partially covered top deck and full seating in her climate controlled cabin. Adult beverages are available for purchase at our bar. Be out on our open top deck bow to watch the big booms overhead or enjoy them from the comfortable seated cabin.


  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $65 | Child $45

Live Bluegrass Cruise on Northern Lights featuring Rob Flax String Band

Come tap your feet to the beat on the decks of Northern Lights when our house Bluegrass band begins to play! Join us to catch the talented Rob Flax String Band, Live, and see what’s creating a wake in Boston Harbor. Grab an ice cold beverage and meet our stringing band on the top deck (in nice weather) or interior climate controlled cabin (in colder months) for a 90-min cruise through Boston Harbor.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $44.00

Boston Jazz Cruise

Boston Jazz Cruise aboard Yacht Northern Lights

What better way to enjoy and evening than on a Boston Jazz Cruise.  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 Boston Jazz 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

Boston Harbor Island Sightseeing Cruise

Boston Harbor Islands 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.

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

Boston Irish Music Cruise

Live Irish Music Cruise

Take a Boston Irish Music Cruise aboard the elegant boat 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 this Boston Irish Music Cruise for 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 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. 

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $68

Boston Music Cruise: An Irish Christmas Carol

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 Boston Music Cruise is sure to put you in a merry spirit! Tasty holiday adult beverages are also available on our Boston Music Cruise:  An 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 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 Boston Harbor cruise with friends to celebrate the season, entertain out-of-town family, or choose this event for holiday company party.  This is a perfect way to get into the Holiday spirit!  

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

Boston 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. This is a Boston Holiday Cruise that you cant miss out on.  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 on this Boston Holiday Cruise. 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

One-Hour Inner Harbor Cruise

Take a cruise on the elegant Northern Lights for a glimpse into the glamour of the 1920s. Relax with the sea breeze on one of our top deck benches or chill inside with our climate-controlled, wood trimmed salon. Throughout the cruise, our local captains will share their knowledge and personal stories of growing up in Boston Harbor. Crew will be around to assist pointing out sites and making sure you feel comfortable.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $22

Boston Painting Night on a boat in Boston Harbor

Paint Night on Northern Lights

Be inspired by the sea around you as our instructor takes you on an easy step-by-step process to paint the Boston skyline and harbor islands.  Kelli Hamilton, of Ruby Gypsy Paint Party, with southern charm and patience, will guide your creative cruise through Boston Harbor as she demonstrates our featured painting of Boston Light and skyline. You do not have to begin this journey as an artist, but we guarantee you’ll have a great time discovering your creative side paint on the sea on this Boston Cruise. Paint, paint brushes, and your canvas will be provided aboard. Discover your creative side and try out our paint party on the sea.

  Depart: Rowes Wharf   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $68