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Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private operator of passenger vessels. BHC's current service offerings include Whale Watches in partnership with the New England Aquarium, the Cape Cod Fast Ferry, a variety of...more
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Reviewed yesterday

I’m not the world’s greatest sailor but my concerned were allayed when I saw the size of the vessel we would be in. Several hundred people left Boston harbour and travelled for about 80 minutes. The expertise of the accompanying crew and the information available...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed yesterday

Each boat is supervised by Marine Biologists who talk to the passengers and educate them as they go out, no hassling the whales - ( so the whales actually come right upto the boats ) and a named catalog of over 1,000 humpback whales (...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sanith W
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi and thanks for your review Sanith W! We're thrilled that you had a nice whale watch and had some great whale sightings. We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you enjoy your fall and winter.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was so excited to go on this trip but seeing about 15 whales was beyond my wildest dreams!!!! This is something that I will never, ever forget!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank oceanbluemystique
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad to hear that you had such a memorable time on your whale watch and saw lots of whales! We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a great fall and winter.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went Whale watching yesterday after waiting many years to get the chance, we weren’t disappointed. We had many sightings and some very up close. It brought a tear to the eye to see such majestic creatures in their natural conditions. The boat ride was great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Frank A
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad to hear that we could play a part in helping you cross whale watching off of your bucket list Frank A! We agree, the whales are truly magnificent and it can definitely be an emotional experience. Thanks for taking the time to post...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip itself was quite nice and we did see some whales, although I expected more. I know that's not up to the cruise operators, so I didn't include that in my rating. What I didn't like was the poor audio quality of the information...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stefanie A
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad to hear that you had a nice time Stefanie, are sorry that there was trouble with the speakers on your trip. We are always looking for ways to improve and really appreciate your helpful remarks. Thanks for taking the time to post and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

A very enjoyable time. Boat left promptly at scheduled time. Narrator was very enjoyable and informative about the history of Boston. Food was available onboard if you wanted it. Comfortable seating as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barbara C
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Barbara C and thanks for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sightseeing Cruise and hope we have a chance to welcome you aboard again on one of our cruises in the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day. We did get to see whales. We traveled about an hour to an hour and a half to get to the point to see them. The total trip was about 3.5-4 hours. The ship was clean and staff seemed friendly...More

Thank mommaowlof3
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review mommaowlof3! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your whale watch and saw whales. We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a great fall and winter.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lot of interesting information presented in a dynamic way. Kevin was our tour guide. Also, on time, both ways

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank almazmd
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sightseeing Cruise almazmd! We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a great fall and winter.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was very interesting and informative and the views of Boston and the islands from the water were outstanding. Of course it didn't hurt that we did this on a beautiful, sunny Fall day!More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank drm70
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi and thanks drm70. So glad to hear that you had a nice day and enjoyed your Sightseeing Cruise. We agree, a nice Boston fall day is a great thing! We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope to have the chance to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Informative tour, great narration from Mike. Beautiful views of the harbor and the Boston water front.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rtfraiserallen
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review rtfraiserallen! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your sightseeing cruise. We appreciate yu posting and hope you have a great fall and winter.

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Molley3007
4 October 2019|
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Response from BostonHarborCruises | Property representative |
You can take a water taxi over and back to that area. We also have a shuttle that runs on a loop that brings you between Long Wharf and Charlestown Navy Yard all day long. You can find more info on our website under the... More
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ginnyherman
4 September 2019|
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Response from Happy1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on weather. They do have boat taxis. If the weather is bad which it was going from PTown to Boston people missed their connections.
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ginnyherman
4 September 2019|
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Response from Happy1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It also depends on weather I went from Boston to PTown and it took 2 hours as the sea was rough make sure if you get sea sick to get medication
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