During my second layover in Boston I did the "Historic Sightseeing Cruise Boston". It took 90 minutes and departed from Long Wharf. Our tour guide, Lilly was a young, sympathetic lady. She had a pretty nice voice and it was pleasant to listen to her.
During the tour she talked about all the historic and modern milestones of Boston's Inner and Outer Harbor. Although she presented a lot of information it was in my opinion limited to the most important and interesting ones. I never had the feeling that it is getting too much (which happens unfortunately at many guided tours).
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The journey also offered dozens of nice photo scenes. And as a picture is worth a thousand words ....
The tour passes Castle Island, Spectacle Island and Long Island (Boston).
The Historic Sightseeing Tour Boston is also an insider tip for Aircraft Spotter. The Logan International Airport is located in the East Boston neighborhood right next to the water. When approaching the airport you can see the mainland and the runway only shortly before landing. A colleague (Flight Attendant) once told me that during his first landing on duty in Boston he was already mentally preparing for a ditching.
Have a look at this stunning video of the final approach to Boston airport.
At the end of the tour we passed some luxury yachts off Boston. Lilly, our tour guide said that every time she comes here there is a new, even more luxurious yacht.
Useful Information about the historic sightseeing cruise Boston
Length of the tour: 90 minutes
Start of the tour: Long Wharf in Boston
May 9 - September 7: Daily - 11AM, 1PM and 3PM
September 8 - September 27: Weekends only - 11AM, 1PM and 3PM
Adults - $26.95 + 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
Seniors - $24.95 + 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
Children age 3 to 11 - $22.95 + 5% Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge
Children under 3 (ages 0-2) Free
Disclaimer: I was provided with the tickets to take the Historic Sightseeing Cruise Boston. No other compensation has been provided. My opinion, as always, is solely my own. I have enjoyed this tour and think it's a nice activity when you are in Boston.
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