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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.


Spring Luncheon Cruise

We’ve had enough of winter! So brush off the cobs webs on your spring attire it’s boating season again! Join us on a cruise through New England harbor and taken in the beautiful flora and fuana of spring on this 2-hour cruise. All spring long we are rewarded with blooming cherry blossoms, dogwoods, black cherry trees, and rhododendrons as we cruise around the harbor. Take in the pink and soft green colors of spring on the Boston Harbor Islands while hearing stories about pirates and ghosts that haunt the islands. Additionally, the islands have played an integral role in fortifying Boston in every war from the Revolutionary War until the World War II. Almost every island has a tale to tell. Aboard this cruise, you will hear many of those anecdotes. Gourmet picnic lunch consisting of an assortment of sandwiches, fruit, chips and desserts is included with your ticket. This cruise is excellent for families, friends exploring the town, and folks looking for a relaxing adventure.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $55

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

Summer Luncheon Cruise

A 2-hour summer cruise through Boston harbor is an exceptional way to spend the day. Whether you’re entertaining clients on a long lunch, taking friends out to see the city the beauty of Boston Harbor, or taking the family on a educational cruise. The islands have played an integral role in fortifying Boston in every war from the Revolutionary War until the World War II. Almost every island has a tale to tell. Aboard this cruise, you will hear many anecdotes. While aboard enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch consisting of an assortment of sandwiches, fruit, chips and desserts is included with your ticket. This cruise is excellent for families, friends exploring the town, and folks looking for a relaxing adventure.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $55

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.)

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: $125

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 Harbor Island Sightseeing Cruise

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 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

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 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