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Boston’s Best Day Cruises

November 2, 2010 2:05 AM

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If you’re looking for a fun, picturesque and somewhat educational way to spend the afternoon, look no further than Boston’s best day cruises. Sail around Boston Harbor and the Charles River to get a taste of Boston from the seas.

Boston Harbor Cruises

Long Wharf
Boston, MA
(617) 227-4321
www.bostonharborcruises.com

You don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy a day out on the ocean – head to Boston Harbor for an afternoon of relaxation and sightseeing. There are many types of day cruises to chose from. If you’re looking for a bit of a history lesson, the USS Constitution Cruise will bring you up close and personal with “Old Ironsides” at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Boston Harbor Cruises also offers a Lighthouse Cruise and a Daily Luncheon Cruise.

Whale Watch Cruises

Long Wharf
Boston, MA
(617) 227-4321
www.bostonharborcruises.com

If you are in the mood for a bit more than just sightseeing and history, a ride on Boston’s only 3-hour Whale Watch boat might be just the thing you’re looking for. With three outside decks for viewing, you will not only have optimal views of one the seas’ most fascinating creatures, but you’ll also have access to professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, on board to provide interesting narration.

Spirit of Boston Cruises

200 Seaport Boulevard, Suite 75
Boston, MA 02210
(866) 429-9283
www.spiritofboston.com

Experience entertainment on the harbor of Boston with a Spirit Cruise. On the Spirit, enjoy the open seas, breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor and music by some of the city’s best DJs. These 2-hour lunch cruises are a perfect afternoon getaway, birthday or office party venue, or means for entertaining out-of-town guests.

Odyssey Cruises

Rowes Wharf
Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA
(866) 307-2469
www.odysseycruises.com

For a more sophisticated boating experience, Odyssey Cruises at Rowes Wharf in Boston delivers. For an afternoon of savory creations from the executive chef, cocktails and entertainment for your next birthday, anniversary, group event or work party, Odyssey Cruises promise all the above.

Boston Duck Tour

4 Copley Place, Suite 4155
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-DUCK (3825)
www.bostonducktours.com

Whether you are new to Boston, just visiting or a seasoned Bostonian, you will learn something new about the history of Beantown aboard a Duck Tour. Cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom by both land and by sea. As you cruise, your captain will regale you with tidbits and interesting insights about the city of Boston.

- Natalie Miller
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