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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!


Family taking a selfie on the bow of a classic yacht with the Boston Skyline in the Background

Boston Harbor Cruise on Northern Lights

This is the best Boston Harbor sightseeing boat tour in town! Join us aboard luxury yacht 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 $38 | Child $28

Yacht Northern Lights cruising through Boston Harbor with a Sunset in the Background.

Boston Sunset Cruise

Join us for a Boston Sunset Cruise as an after work cruise to relax with friends and watch the sky as it changes from blues to oranges behind the outline of Boston’s city skyline. Experience a sunset cruise departing from bustling Rowes Wharf and head out to watch the sun go down over the city of Boston. Bring a date or meet a group of friends aboard the classically styled yacht, Northern Lights. Cruise by the U.S.S. Constitution at dry dock in the Charlestown Navy Yard and wait for cannon fire to announce the setting of the sun.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Seasonal Pricing starting at $45 - $55

Group of guests sitting in the cockpit of Schooner Adirondack III with the Boston Skyline in the background on a sunny day.

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 Boston Day Sail is a classic afternoon sailing experience that is 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 or schooner Adirondack IV, which is the most elegant sailing excursion you will find in the harbor. These schooners are smooth and gentle sailing vessels with some speed.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs OR 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III or Adirondack IV   Cost: Adult $55 to $60 | Child $38

A couple being served Champagne on the decks of Schooner Adirondack III in Boston Harbor

Boston Sunset Sail

Experience a beautiful Boston Harbor sunset on the water and see some of the city’s waterfront landmarks as the sun dips below the horizon. Sailing offers a smooth and gentle experience on the water, which is great for having a romantic early evening out with that special someone. Our crew and captain offer top notch customer service to our guests.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III or Adirondack IV   Cost: Adult $68 to $82

Friends clinking mimosas aboard the yacht Northern Lights for a 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 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.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $45

Close up photo of two hands holding mimosas on the bow of the Yacht Northern Lights for a Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise

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

The bow of yacht Northern Lights cruising through Boston Harbor with the Boston Island Foliage in the background for a 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

People at a Brunch Buffet table aboard the yacht Northern Lights filling up their plates with delicious food

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 Yacht Manhattan. 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: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $98

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Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise

Come aboard our luxury yacht Manhattan decked out in Holiday decor for an evening of holiday cheer. Enjoy a cruise out into Boston Harbor that is perfect for everyone in your family. Holiday favorites will fill the air to set the perfect mood for Holiday spirit.  This is Boston Holiday Cruise that is not to be missed. Cozy up with some 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: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $64

a couple of people walking around a buffet bar with plates in their hands

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Cruise with Live Music

Step aboard for a Boston St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Cruise! Don’t forget the most important meal of the day on our favorite holiday! Join us on yacht Northern Lights and enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast aboard the Northern Lights Brunch Cruise! Start your day with bacon rashers, black pudding, sausage, and more. While you fuel your Irish spirit, enjoy the sites around Boston Harbor aboard our decorated ship. Of course, your fulfillment of this Irish holiday is not complete without a festive Irish drink. Visit our bar to view our specially crafted Irish drinks and beers. That’s right, Irish coffee by the boat load! This trip is sure to help you kick start your day! “Top of the morning to ya!”

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $65 | Child $40

A wooden table with a lot of food on it.

Mother’s Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights featuring Live Jazz!

Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights! This weekend, treat your mom and grandmother to a relaxing and scenic Brunch Cruise on Northern Lights! with our live Jazz band! There’s plenty of room to distance and take group photos as we cruise through historic Boston Harbor. The bar is open when you step aboard our unique cruise, that’s right, were here to begin operation “Celebrate Mom” as early as possible. Enjoy our gourmet brunch buffet and select a cozy seat aboard Northern Lights as we capture the perfect panoramic views of Boston.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $45

Close up photo of red, yellow and white fireworks for a boston harbor fireworks cruise

Harborfest Fireworks aboard Northern Light

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 Cruise and fireworks cruise, which offers a crowd-free alternative to the shore line! Wave to your fellow patriots on shore and take in the sites of Boston harbor during the parade. Avoid the masses and get front row seats for the Fireworks portion of our cruise aboard Northern Lights. Northern Lights is a classic 1920s style commuter yacht.

  Duration: 2.25 hrs   Boat: Yacht Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $140 | Child $90

Fireworks in Boston Harbor for Harborfest

Harborfest Fireworks aboard Adirondack III & IV

Get the fourth of July week started with a BANG! Wave to your fellow patriots on the shoreline as we cruise around and see the sites of Boston! Following our cruise around the harbor enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on Boston Harbor. Join us for two hour cruise, followed by Harborfest Fireworks lighting up along Boston’s Waterfront. Enjoy crowd free and comfortable seating aboard the Schooner Adirondack III or Adirondack IV! 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III or Adirondack IV   Cost: $150

Boston USS Constitution Turnaround Sail in Boston Harbor

U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Sail aboard Schooners Adirondack III & IV

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 one of our classic schooners. They feature 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 or Adirondack IV   Cost: Adults $130

USS Constitution in Boston Harbor for fourth of July

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

Fireworks in the sky from the decks of Schooner Adirondack III for the Winthrope Fireworks Cruise with Classic Harbor Line

Winthrop 4th of July Fireworks Cruise and Sail on Adirondack III & IV

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!  Enjoy crowd free and comfortable seating aboard the Schooner Adirondack III or Adirondack IV! 

  Duration: 3 - 3.5 hrs   Boat: Adirondack III or Adirondack IV   Cost: Adult $198 | Child $130

Yacht Northern Lights cruising for a 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 $140 | Child $90

Close up of Two Beers and ribs for a BBQ boat ride on yacht Northern Lights

Barbecue & Beers Cruise

Summer has arrived and there are two things we do in the summertime in Boston and that is boating and barbecues! Put them together on this 1.5-hour cruise through Boston harbor. We’ll pull out the corn hole and turn up the Beach Boys as we create a unique summer event for you. Bring a few friends and grab a few seasonal beers from the bar and do summer like a pirate!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $55

Schooner Adirondack II sailing in Boston Harbor during the day

Day Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack II

Join us aboard the stunning Schooner Adirondack II for an afternoon sail under the sun.  Experience the timeless charm of Boston Harbor aboard our majestic 80-foot schooner for a captivating day sail unlike any other. Join us aboard and be greeted by our professional crew.  Take in the grandeur of billowing sails and polished brass as we set off on a nautical adventure in Boston Harbor. Feel the thrill as the wind fills the sails and propels us gracefully through the shimmering Boston waters!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs or 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack II or Adirondack III   Cost: Adults $55 | Child $38

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