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Music CruisesLooking for the perfect evening date idea in Boston?  Join us for a Boston music cruise aboard the luxury yacht Northern Lights. These Boston boat rides are sure to have you enjoying a night of local Boston music and dancing the night away.  

On select Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings step aboard the classic boat; Northern Lights to be entertained by live bands as we cruise around Boston Harbor. Northern Lights features a rotation of different styles of music throughout the week so check out our schedule and select the style of music that interests you most.  

Enjoy a unique Boston evening in the Harbor with the city lights twinkling as your backdrop. Get your fiddle fix!  Jazz it up!  And don’t be afraid to show us your dance moves as we have plenty of space for all types of dance moves. Our Boston music cruise themed events are great for dates, entertaining guests from out of town, after work parties, social gatherings, and singles mixers!


Boston Blues Music Cruise

Blue Motion Jazz Cruise

Join us for picturesque views of Boston’s City Lights with the sound of live jazz as we cruise the harbor. Our 90-minute jazz cruise is preformed by Van Dam Blue Motion Quartet, which brings a blend of vibrant modern groove with a standard jazz repertoire.
This is the perfect cruise for snuggling up with a loved one, tapping your foot to the beat, or dancing with a group of friends. Drinks and small hors d’ oeuvres are available for purchase at the bar, but this is perfectly designed for after dinner entertainment!

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

Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

Not ready to start the work week? We understand, take a relaxing Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise aboard the luxury yacht, Northern Lights. Come with friends who enjoy the sound of live music and allow yourselves to unwind and forget about Monday for a little while longer. Join us for a sunset cruise around Boston Harbor with our live jazz band, the Benjamin Young Trio. The Benjamin Young Trio is a young, talented, up-and-coming group of Jazz musicians from the Berklee School of Music. Cruise through the harbor enjoying the colors of the sky as it changes from oranges, to deep pinks and purples. Snuggle up with a special someone, on one of our cozy benches with a glass of champagne or a mixed drink from the bar and relax.

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

Boston Live Funk Music Cruise

Funky Jazz Cruise

It’s time to get down with City of Four, our house funk band. Step aboard Northern Lights for a late evening Boston music cruise while enjoying the groovy musical styling’s of City of Four, the newest addition to our fleet of bands in residence. The stage is back lit with the glittering lights of the city as we gently cruise around the glassy waters of Boston Harbor.  So grab your friends and family for this fun Boston Live Music Funk Cruise! 

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

Boston Jazz Cruise

Boston Jazz Cruise aboard Yacht Northern Lights

What better way to enjoy and evening than on a Boston Jazz Cruise.  Grab that special guy or gal, or a couple of happy-footed friends who enjoy the sounds of live music and step aboard the elegant Northern Lights, for a journey back to the Jazz era. Allow your senses to take you back in time with the sights of our 1920s styled New England Yacht combined with sounds of jazz, presented by the Benjamin Young Trio. The Benjamin Young Trio is a young, talented, up-and-coming, group of Jazz musicians from the Berklee School of Music. 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 Boston Jazz Cruise for snuggling up with a loved one’s or dancing with a group of friends to the sounds of the Benjamin Young Trio.

  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

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

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 Boston Harbor cruise with friends to celebrate the season, entertain out-of-town family, or choose this event for holiday company party.  This is a perfect way to get into the Holiday spirit!  

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

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: $48

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, 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: $48

Cocoa & Blues 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 $46

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

Drag Brunch Cruise: Boston Pride

CHL Boston is happy to continue to support Boston Pride this year! A portion of each ticket on the Pride Drag Brunch Cruise will be donated to BAGLY, The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth, a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community. Whether you are part of the community or not, if you want to support- all allies are welcome on the Drag Brunch Cruise! Featuring Boston crowd favorites, Drag Queen JP, Sham Payne, Plane Jane, and Veronica Vandersnatch, this pride your beloved hosts Secret Queen and Kirbie Fully Loaded will bring you a show you won’t soon forget. This 2.5-hour cruise aboard yacht Northern Lights includes a three-course brunch menu and will feature local DJ Discodungeon spinning all your favorite summer jams. So grab one of our signature cocktails and get your dollars ready Boston, because the Pride Drag Brunch Cruise is back and better than ever!
  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Yacht Northern Lights   Cost: Adult $70