Picture a superbly prepared brunch. Now imagine you're enjoying that splendid cuisine aboard a smartly appointed cruise boat on Boston’s picturesque and historic Harbor. As you savor the menu and drink in the ocean views, you also feast on many of Boston's treasured landmarks, including four of the area's historic lighthouses - Graves Light, Deer Island Light, Boston Light and Long Island Light. Well, that’s exactly the scene on Boston Harbor Cruises’ Weekend Lighthouse Brunch Cruise. And, it all adds up to a fun and relaxing way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon!
Throughout this leisurely two-hour tour of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, local performer and raconteur, David Coffin, will share with you his unique take on Boston's rich and vibrant history. Plus, you’ll have the best vantage point for views and photos of Boston’s spectacular skyline and treasured sights.
The fresh and diverse menu changes often and features options such as “Pan-Seared Breast of Chicken with Apricot Sauce and Spicy Caramelized Pecans”, “Crumbly Haddock with Fresh Dill”, “Hand-Rolled Garlic Tortellini with Artichoke Hearts”. For the dessert, offerings include “Gala Apple Crisp with Vanilla-Infused Whipped Cream”, and “Nutty Strawberry Shortcake with Succulent Strawberries and Amaretto Whipped Cream”. Enjoy your choice of beverages, including herbal teas and coffee, as well as alcoholic options at the full cash bar.
Your Brunch Cruise will depart from the wharf and Inner Harbor, where you’ll enjoy a wonderful view of the Financial District, the Italian North End, as well historic Charlestown, where you’ll see the USS Constitution and Old North Church. You will then sail out past Logan International Airport (a fun chance to watch planes departing from the seaside runways!), and into the Outer Harbor where you’ll pass Spectacle Island (once a military stronghold, fortress, and lookout point during World War II). You’ll also see Boston Lighthouse, circle the Gallop and Lovells Island, and loop back around to complete the cruise at the mouth of the Charles River.
Boston is a maritime city, and Boston Harbor Cruises lets you see it as such with a an early afternoon on the water, complete with a meal. Bring your loved ones along for this family-friendly excursion and learn why Boston Harbor remains one of the most famous and historically important spots in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year!
The Boston Harbor Cruise (BHC) Ticket Center is located on Long Wharf, to the left of the New England Aquarium. Present your pass to any ticket agent.
Reservations are not required, but are encouraged due to popularity on peak days. Call 617-227-4321 and identify yourself as a Go Select pass holder
Your admission ticket grants you access aboard the cruise and includes the MA meal tax. It does not include staff gratuity. If your meal and cruise were satisfactory, standard gratuity is 15%-20%.
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Comments about Smart Destinations Daily Luncheon or Weekend Brunch Cruise by Boston Harbor Cruises:
The boat is beautiful and the buffet lunch is very tasty! The tables are set up immaculately with linen tables cloths and napkins and best of all[...]When I think that this includes a 3-course lunch, cruise of the Boston Harbor, and narration, I think it's a heck of a bargain. Boston Harbor Cruises is a classy company from beginning to end.