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Browse - Family Friendly Cruises Join us for a family friendly boat ride in Boston Harbor!  Cruise on a luxury boat to take in the sights that Boston Harbor has to offer. This trip is certainly one 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.  This is the perfect way to get some sightseeing done.

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. The 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 on our family friendly boat ride!


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

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 $57 | Child $45

Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Boston Harbor Cruise on Northern Lights

Step aboard Northern Lights for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise of Boston Harbor.  The harbor is full of rich and unique history that will keep your attention throughout the trip. Grab a hot beverage or small bite from the bar.   Sit back, and relax aboard the warm and cozy Northern Lights!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $30 | Child $18

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

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 Blue Motion 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, 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: Adult $53 | Child $35

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 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $75 | Child $50

Boston Sightseeing Cruise

1-hr Boston Harbor Cruise

Take a cruise on the elegant Northern Lights for a glimpse into the glamour of the Roaring 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 and cozy on our relaxing and elegant cruise in the harbor.

  Duration: 1 hr   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $22 | Child $12

Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Winter Harbor Cruise on Northern Lights

Step aboard Northern Lights for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise of Boston Harbor. The harbor is full of rich and unique history that will keep your attention throughout the trip. Grab a hot beverage or small bite such as a Cup of New England Clam chowder from the bar. It’s a staple here in Boston, and you can’t have a New England experience without it. Cape Cod author, Joseph C. Lincoln describes clam chowder as,“… a dish to preach about, to chant praises and sing hymns and burn incense before. To fight for. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for—or on—clam chowder; part of it at least, I am sure it was. It is as American as the Stars and Stripes, as patriotic as the national Anthem. It is ‘Yankee Doodle in a kettle.'” Sit back, and relax aboard the warm and cozy Northern Lights!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $30

Boston Pride Day Sail

Adirondack III Pride Day Sail

Our classic 2-hour or 1.5 hour 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. This sail is great for families who want to get out and see the sights. 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!
  Duration: hoose a 1.5hr or 2hr sailing option   Boat: Schooner Adirondack III   Cost: Adults $48 or $45

Harbor Fireworks Cruise aboard Schooner Adirondack III off of Spectacle Island

What better way to celebrate 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 off of Spectacle Island. 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.  Please note that we may not be able to raise sail for the fireworks due to crowding in the harbor. If time permits, we may do some sailing after the fireworks.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Schooner Adirondack III   Cost: $65

Boston USS Constitution Turnaround Sail

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

Join us for the 2.5-3 hour long sail on July 4th to view the turnaround 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. 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. 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. While aboard enjoy complimentary pastries, bagels, and muffins with our continental breakfast.  (Continental breakfast includes: Assorted Pastries, Scones, and Muffins, Jalapeño Cheese Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Yogurt and Granola)

  Duration: 2.5 - 3 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: Adults $130

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 $130

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 $100 | 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 - 3.5 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: Adult $80 | Child $60

Boston Tea Party Cruise

Spend the afternoon with us for a Boston Tea Party Cruise. Step aboard Northern Lights for a tasty lunch with tea inspired cocktails! Enjoy the outdoors from inside a warm and cozy solarium aboard Northern Lights. Have fun playing classic yard games inside our main cabin, amidst tropical plants scattered throughout the salon to help rid you of the winter blues and make you feel like spring is near! While cruising the harbor enjoy our light narration and a delicious cocktail to warm the soul.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $40 | Child $30

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: 1.5 hrs OR 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III   Cost: Adult $45 for 1.5 hrs | Adult $48 for 2 hrs