Boston harbor is a great place to spend time in the warmer spring and summer months. There is nothing like setting sail whether on a harbor cruise, a whale watch, or a dinner cruise. Below you will find five ways to get out on the water in Boston this summer.

(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Cruises)

(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Cruises)


Set Sail On A Sunset Cruise
Boston Harbor Cruises
1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 227-4321
www.bostonharborcruises.com

If you’re looking for a great way to see the city and to enjoy the water, why not head out on a harbor cruise? We suggest a sunset cruise because the views of the city (and the sunset) are absolutely breathtaking. The 90-minute cruise will run you about $30 per adult. “You’ll sail past historic islands, cultural landmarks and breathtaking lighthouses, culminating with a front-row seat as the USS Constitution fires her cannon and lowers her flag to signal the day’s end, a naval ritual not to be missed.”

(Photo Credit: Boston Sportfishing)

(Photo Credit: Boston Sportfishing)


Go Fish!
Boston Sport Fishing
(617) 775-7745
www.bostonsportfishing.com

If you love to go out on the water and cast a line, a fishing excursion is the activity for you. Get a group of six people together to enjoy a day on the water with your very own captain. You can choose the type of fishing you’d like to do (striped bass and bluefish or bluefin tuna) and book a reservation right online. These trips will cost your group anywhere from $550 to $1650 depending on which excursion you choose and how long you want to be out on the water.

Head To The Islands
Boston Harbor Island Cruises
191W Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 223-8666
www.bostonharborislands.org

If you’re looking to head out on the water and try something new, a Boston Harbor Island Cruise may be just the thing for you. Whether you want to take the ferry to Georges Island or Spectacle Island (to name one of seven), you can choose an array of activities to participate in once you arrive. You can go biking or hiking, exploring, or spend a lazy day on the beach. Ferry tickets cost $17.

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(Photo Credit: Spirit Of Boston)

(Photo Credit: Spirit Of Boston)


Enjoy A Dinner Cruise
The Spirit Of Boston
200 Seaport Blvd #75
Boston, MA 02210

(866) 310-2469
www.spiritcruises.com

The Spirit Of Boston is a multi-floor ship that boards at the Seaport District. Guests can enjoy dinner, cocktails, music, dancing and more — all while taking in some impressive views of the city. A dinner cruise costs about $100 while a lunch cruise is fairly priced around $50. These cruises head out into the calm waters of the Boston Harbor and sail for a couple of hours before heading back to port. You can book your reservation online by clicking the website above.

(Photo Credit: New England Aquarium)

(Photo Credit: New England Aquarium)


Whale Watch
New England Aquarium Whale Watch
(617) 973-5206
www.neaq.org

The New England Aquarium Whale Watch guarantees that you’ll see whales — and will give you a free ticket if you don’t! You’ll set sail from Central Wharf to begin your adventure. You’ll take a short ride to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary where you can see humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and the critically endangered right whales. You may also see dolphins, various sea birds, and other marine life that live nearby.

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Boston-based writer Effie Orfanides keeps up with all of the latest happenings in her city. She loves eating at Boston’s hotspots, having drinks at the trendiest bars, and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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