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Browse Harbor Cruises Join us for a Boston Harbor tour on a classic yacht! The best way to learn about this city is from the perspective of the water. We are docked at Rowes Wharf, right behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. Therefore it is a perfect location close to many other attractions. 

We offer historic sightseeing tours on the yacht Northern Lights. This is a classic boat that operates Boston Harbor excursions and sightseeing cruises. It is a Turn-of-the-Century inspired yacht so it is the most elegant power boat in Boston Massachusetts.

We have 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! As a result our Boston Harbor sightseeing cruises & Boston boat tours are intimate and crowd free. Guests are welcome on the forward deck for their Boston harbor tour as well to soak in the sun. Above all, you will score some fantastic photographs of all the Boston Harbor sites from the water!

This stunning yacht is perfect for families, romantic dates or a group of friends.  Take in the sights of Boston MA for a sightseeing cruise that will keep you coming back for more! Most importantly, we know 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 with us!


Romantic Boston Sunset Cruise

Boston Sunset Cruise

Join us for 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 (30-minutes dockside, 1.5 hr cruise)   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Seasonal Pricing starting at $40

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 $32 | Child $20

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   Cost: Adult $58

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

Saturday 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

Sunday Barbecue & Beers Cruise

Gather friends and family and set your sites for the best views and barbecue you can find in Boston aboard Northern Lights. There’s a little something for every meat lover on this cruise. Grab a plate, select your favorite from the buffet, walk around the boat to find your favorite viewing location for our cruise around the harbor. We’ll pull out the corn hole and turn on some beach tunes 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 $60 | Child $35

Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

Grab that special guy or gal, or a couple of happy-footed friends who enjoy the sounds of music on our 90-minute live jazz cruise in Boston Harbor. Allow your senses to take you back in time with the sights of our 1920s styled New England Yacht combined with sounds of jazz. Our jazz cruise is preformed by Blue Motion Quartet, which brings a blend of vibrant modern groove with a standard jazz repertoire. 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 cruise for snuggling up with a loved one’s or dancing with a group of friends to the sounds of the Blue Motion Quartet. 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $48

Boston Harbor City Lights Boat Tour

City Lights Cruise

Unwind after a long day on land aboard a City Lights Cruise aboard motor yacht Northern Lights. Gaze at the glittering lights of the city as light dances on the waters of Boston Harbor. Sit back and relax with a loved one for a romantic after dinner cruise or see the City Lights with a group of friends to experience the twinkling lights of Downtown Boston.

  Duration: 1 hr   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $25

Summertime Boston Brunch Cruise

Summertime Brunch Cruise

Weekends are a time for relaxing and getting your day started the right way, and there’s not a better way to start relaxing than on a 1.5-hour Brunch cruise on the elegant Northern Lights. The bar is open when you step aboard our elegant ship, that’s right, were here to jump-start your relaxation mode. Enjoy a tasteful brunch that doesn’t take up the whole day! Our single-course brunch is perfect for friends and family and to take in the sites this beautiful Harbor has to offer!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $60 | Child $35

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 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

Freaky Funky Halloween Cruise

Freaky Funk: A haunted Halloween Costume Cruise

A graveyard bash is brewing aboard the haunted Northern Lights this Halloween. Join us for a spooky-good cruise when our house funk band rises from the dead to deliver you some groovy and thrilling vibes. Come dressed as your best zombie or werewolf to win best Halloween costume of the night. Best-dressed wins four complimentary tickets on a Brunch Cruise through Classic Harbor Line. Visit the bar for a ghoulish cocktail and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres as you dance through the fog, spider webs, and haunted grave stones!

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

Holiday Cruise in Boston Harbor

Cocoa & Blues a Holiday Cruise

You know Dasher, and Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, but do you recall… the Cocoa & Blues Holiday Cruise! Join us aboard Northern Lights for contemporary treatments of the season’s classics performed by our house R&B/funk band, City of Four, inspired by the R&B holiday music tradition of groups like The Temptations, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Jive Turkeys, and beyond!  Enjoy this 1.5 hour cruise with your loved ones and a glass of champagne or spiked hot cocoa in hand. See the city lights twinkle at night as you cozy up for an evening out on Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht decorated for the holidays!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $53 | Child $35

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

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 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 cruise with friends to celebrate the season, entertain out-of-town family, or choose this event for holiday company party.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $53 | Child $35

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.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $53 | Child $35

Holiday Sunset Cruise

Step aboard the luxury yacht Northern Lights decked out in Holiday decor for a Boston Harbor Holiday Sunset Cruise.  Our captain will provide light commentary of Boston Harbors sightseeing highlights. And enjoy light Holiday music as it will be played throughout the trip. Watch the sky as it changes from blues to oranges behind the outline of Boston’s city skyline.

  Duration: 2 hr experience (30-minutes dockside, 1.5 hr cruise)   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $40

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 $70 | Child $50

Romantic Valentine's Day Jazz & Champagne Tasting

Romantic Valentine’s Day Jazz & Champagne Tasting Cruise

Start or end your romantic evening with a light champagne tasting and stunning views of Boston. While sipping on your champagne, enjoy romantic jazz tunes by our house jazz band as we glide through the harbor. While fireworks are not included in this cruise, we hope to create metaphorical sparks for you and your date. *Please note this is a 21+ event and it is recommended that you have dinner before or after your cruise with us.* Our jazz is performed by the Blue Motion Quartet, which brings a blend of vibrant modern grooves with a standard jazz repertoire. This is the perfect cruise for snuggling up with a loved one.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: $78

Boston Harbor City Lights Boat Tour

Winter City Lights Cruise

Unwind after a long day on land aboard a 1-hour City Lights Cruise on motor yacht Northern Lights. Bring a couple of friends or a loved one, grab a glass of bubbles from the bar, and gaze at the glittering lights of the city as light dances on the waters of Boston Harbor. Gentle and classic pre-recorded music is played to set a relaxing tone for you and your guests. In fact, this is the perfect digestif, a romantic after dinner cruise for 1st dates or 50th anniversaries.

  Duration: 1 hr   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $25

Romantic Boston Sunset Cruise

Winter Sunset Cruise on Northern Lights

Join us for an after work cruise to relax with loved ones, friends, or co-workers. Enjoy the sites as the sky changes from shades of blues to oranges behind Boston’s skyline. While cruising through the evening harbor air grab a cocktail and appetizers from our bar on the main deck. Light commentary on Boston Harbor’s sites such as: monuments, forts, historical ships, noteworthy buildings and bridges. Otherwise light music will be played throughout the trip to set the atmosphere. This excursion is popular for date night or ‘after-work drinks’ thus there are no ‘kids’ tickets available on sunset or city lights departures.
**Our sunset cruise experience is a 2-hour event. It will still consist of a 90-minute cruise, however, to better serve our guests boarding will be 30-minutes. Thus, if your cruise states 4:00-6:00pm the boat will not depart until 4:30pm. This is to allow guests time to get drinks, get situated, and find a comfortable place to sit.**

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $40

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 Beer Cruise

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Lunch -N- Brews with Live Music

Join us for the best Boston St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Cruise in Boston Harbor! This St. Patrick’s Day, go all out! Don’t just sip on some Guinness, but pair it with a traditional Irish Lunch and craft Irish brews all the way from the Motherland. Step in from the cold, warm your spirit, and fuel your lads and ladies for the big drinking day ahead.  Our bar and lunch buffet will have all your favorite bites and sips on our festively decorated ship.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adults $45 | Child $35

Boston Graduation Party Venue

St. Patrick’s Day Live Irish Music Cruise

Step inside a spacious, warm, and cozy floating pub for a Live Irish Music Cruise through Boston Harbor. Get out of those dark bars of Boston and step on to a bright and beautiful cruise for some Irish tunes. The Boston skyline makes a beautiful backdrop for our visiting Irish band, Curragh. Curragh, performs traditional Irish music and is cruising with us for an “All Irish, All Weekend” series of musical events. Join us as we fill the harbor with the sounds of fiddles, banjos, uilleann pipes, concertinas, and bouzoukis. Thirsty? We will be stocked with your traditional Irish libations…beer and whiskey! Come dressed in your green, white, and orange and celebrate your Irish heritage with us!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $40 - $48

Boston St. Patrick's Day Brunch Cruise

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

Boston Jazz Cruise aboard Yacht Northern Lights

Grab that special guy or gal, or a couple of happy-footed friends who enjoy the sounds of music on our 90-minute live jazz cruise in Boston Harbor. Allow your senses to take you back in time with the sights of our 1920s styled New England Yacht combined with sounds of jazz. Our jazz cruise is preformed by Blue Motion Quartet, which brings a blend of vibrant modern groove with a standard jazz repertoire. 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 cruise for snuggling up with a loved one’s or dancing with a group of friends to the sounds of the Blue Motion Quartet. 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $48

Boston Irish Music Cruise

Boston’s Live Irish Music Cruise

Boston’s Live Irish Music Cruise: Take a 1.5 hour rockin’ Irish cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights, a 1920s New England Yacht, for a one of a kind experience. While aboard enjoy Irish tunes inspired by Boston, classic Boston Irish songs, authentic Irish tunes, top hits & requests. See the sites while out on a Harbor Cruise. This event aims to be fun and entertaining as you cruise through Boston Harbor. 
  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $48

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

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 $70 | Child $44

Boston Bloody Mary & Mimosa Cruise

Marys & Mimosas Cruise aboard Northern Lights

Our Mary’s & Mimosa Cruise aboard Northern Lights features a unique spot to enjoy your favorite morning cocktail with unique views of the Boston Skyline. It is recommended you pack a picnic for you and your guests to enjoy on this journey through Boston Harbor! We’ll have the beverages aboard including a well-stocked Bloody Mary bar and seasonal Mimosas!*Please note that this is a 90-minute event, which includes 30-minutes dockside and a 60-minute cruise through Boston Harbor. If your trip stats 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, the boat will depart at 11:30 am*
  Duration: 2 hrs (1.5 cruise & 30 min pre boarding)   Boat: Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $25

Boston Pride Sunset Sail

Adirondack III Pride Sunset Sail

Experience a beautiful 2-hour Boston Harbor sunset sail on the water and see some of the city’s waterfront landmarks as the sun dips below the horizon. You will be aboard the most elegant sailing yacht in town, Adirondack III, a classically styled, 80-foot pilot schooner. Adirondack III is the fastest and most elegant schooner in Boston Harbor. She offers a smooth and gentle sailing experience to her passengers as well as top-notch customer service by her captain and crew. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing ride for you and your loved ones. Within minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the ambiance of a sunset sailing cruise aboard a stellar vessel.
  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Schooner Adirondack III   Cost: Adult $58