USS Constitution Cruise by Boston Harbor Cruises

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This tour brings you up close to one of Boston's most beloved treasures: the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides." You can even disembark for a closer look. Two of the other top highlights of this narrated tour: the Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party Boat.
  • Adult gate price $20.94
  • Child gate price $16.74
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History, character, world-class universities and institutions, winning sports teams and more - Boston has it all, and Boston Harbor Cruises shows you a totally unique and authentic perspective of Beantown that will give you a great feel for the massive accomplishments of this relatively small city! The main attraction of this cruise, however, is that it takes you to what is perhaps the most treasured of all Boston's landmarks, the USS Constitution. This fully-narrated 45-minute tour of Boston's inner harbor brings you up close and personal with 'Old Ironsides' at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard and allows you the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and adjacent Naval Museum. The Constitution Cruise also highlights the waterfront's other historical and contemporary landmarks, including Old North Church, and Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Monument. You’ll also see the historic wharfs that have been transformed into some of the city's most luxurious harborside residences that will send you away not only in love with Beantown, but maybe even wishing it could be your home-away-from-home!

The USS Constitution, affectionately known as ‘Old Ironsides’, is the oldest active US Navy ship in the country and has the honorable record of being undefeated in battle. The nickname for the ship comes from its remarkable ability to withstand every cannon shot fired at the ship’s hull during the War of 1812. The moniker was allegedly given to the ship by the sailors of one of her British opponents during conflict. The disembarkation point at the USS Constitution offers not only the opportunity to walk around one of the most interesting historic vessels in American maritime history, but is also a fantastic vantage point from which to snap memorable photographs of the phenomenal skyline and harbor of Boston.

As you tour the Boston Inner Harbor, check out the other vessels that pass you by including commuter ferries, cruise ships, and even the unique Boston Tea Party Boat! While cruising the waters of Boston Harbor passengers gain a sense of the historical significance of this city, as well as its current status as one of the East Coast’s leading centers of business and commerce. Enjoy the USS Constitution Cruise and your trip through historic waters!

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Loved The Museum!!! VERY Kid Friendly!!
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Pros:
Informative, Kid friendly, scenery
Best Uses:
Excellent Museum,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations USS Constitution Cruise by Boston Harbor Cruises:

The boat ride is nice, gives you a beautiful view of Boston! We went on the USS Constitution simple because it was on the Freedom trail and we had a goal of hitting all 16 stops. Well, I'm so glad we did because this was a wonderful, expected surprise. The USS Constitution museum is super kid friendly! If you have kids you have to check out the top floor, we don't and still enjoyed it. Also, ask the front desk for "the quest". :-) Loved, loved, loved the museum! Also, Bunker Hill is just a short walk from the navy yard.

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[13 of 13 customers found this review helpful]

Fun and Informative Ride
By BornNewYorker Verified Reviewer from Bowling Green, KY on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations USS Constitution Cruise by Boston Harbor Cruises:

Is it fun? Yes! Is it cheesy? Kinda. Is it informative? You bet. It's a great way to relax for about 45 minutes while taking in the city skyline. And the commentary is great too. We loved that it's right next door to the Aquarium (literally a few feet). That makes it makes it easy to hit both attractions in a quick amount of time and watch your savings grow.

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USS Constitution Cruise by Boston Harbor Cruises Details

  • Seasonal attraction

Phone: (877) SEE-WHALE or (877) 733-9425

Address
1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Hours
March 29–November 23: Daily every hour on the half hour 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Closings
November 24–March 29
May be closed major U.S. holidays
  • Seasonal
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Public Transportation
Take the T: Blue Line to Aquarium stop.
Driving Directions
Take I-93 S to exit 24A (Government Center), keeping right on off-ramp (Government. Center) or I-93 N to exit 23 (Government Center). Follow signs to Aquarium Wharf. BHC is located between the Aquarium and Marriott Hotel.

Admission and Offer Information

Getting In

The Boston Harbor Cruise (BHC) Ticket Center is located on Long Wharf, to the left of the New England Aquarium. Present your admission pass to any ticket agent for entry. Board the ship and enjoy!

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