Summer is a perfect season to explore Boston on the water! There’s nothing like a cool ocean breeze on the deck of a boat to make even the hottest city day seem like a vacation. The options for a Boston water experience vary from a 5 hour adventure to see the whales, to a quick sea jaunt to a hidden island treasure 20 minutes from downtown’s Long Wharf.
Since 1926, Boston Harbor Cruises has provided a great sailing experience to visitors and locals. A variety of cruises are offered. One of the most popular options is a 3 or 5 hour whale watching trip. Researchers from the Whale Center of New England accompany and narrate all of the Boston Harbor Cruise Whale Watching trips. Bring the family and your camera for a great day on the water!
Take a cool ferry on a hot summer day to explore the Boston Harbor Islands. Located very close to Downtown Boston & the heart of the city, the islands offer something for all. Choose to explore George’s island, a 45 minute trip from the city, to hike and explore Fort Warren. Or choose a day at the beach by traveling to Spectacle Island, only a short 20 minute ride from the Long Wharf. No matter which island you choose, you’ll be certain of refreshing temperatures and an amazing view of Boston from the water.