The city of Boston is situated at the Massachusetts Bay, Boston features a fine natural hop, it is the city that has been shaped by the sea, but it’s also the people which helped shaped the history of the USA. Every street corner it seems is a reminder of the Boston’s role in the American Revolution. After the Boston’s newly revitalized waterfront, Boston has flung open its front doors to the magnificent expanse of the Boston Harbor as well as the sparkling sea beyond. You can stroll down to the waterfront and climb on board a boat to feel the cool ocean breeze, taste the salty air on your tongue, and get a glimpse of the Boston’s spectacular seascape. Well, everywhere along the waterfront, people are reminded of the city’s maritime connections. Harbors are the place to jump aboard the many scenic and Whale watch cruise-groups are on offer.
About three seasons a year, tour boats navigate the harbor to the tourists, giving passengers a novel perspective on some of the most important Boston’s sights. Passengers cruise around the Inner Harbor to have a glimpse of steeple of the Old North Church, the barrels of the famous USS Constitution and the actual up-close view of the Boston Tea Party. Some longer cruises might head further out to the different Harbor Islands, including a spectacular-view of the historic Boston Light. You can cruise by day for some optimum ray-catching; set sail in the evening for a magnificent sunset; or you could take a night tour for some cool cocktails and city lights.
1-Boston Harbor Cruises:
BHC (Boston Harbor Cruises) offers passengers a full roster of sightseeing tours on a double-decker ferry. Starting from April through November, the well-known USS Constitution Cruise, which was launched in 1797, although inside the ship is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessels flow. It also gives their passengers the chance to get off from the boat and explore the Navy Yard in Charlestown. And from May to the early September, other options also include longer sightseeing cruises, sunset cruises as well as brunch cruises.
2-Liberty Fleet sail boats:
In case you prefer to travel under power of wind, you can book a tour on one of the most majestic schooners operated by the one and only Liberty Fleet. The Liberty Star 67FT sails, starts from May all the way to the October, whilst the Liberty Clipper 125FT sails, starts from June to September. The Liberty Fleet hosts both day-time sails as well as the sunset cruises. The evening Rum and Revelry cruise features great actors in period dress, serving up grog and some other old-fashioned tipples. It is the perfect place to fully experience the sea life in Boston.
One of the most rewarding boat trips from Boston are considered to be the whale-watching tours: because nothing matches the thrill of spotting a breaching humpback or simply watching a pod of dolphins play in the boat’s wake, it presents a lovely view. The ideal destination for whale-watching boats is considered to be the Stellwagen Bank, it is a rich feeding ground for the marine life that has been designated a National Marine Sanctuary. Some Eagle-eyed passengers usually witness several species of whales, including the humpback, minke and fin, as well as the white-sided dolphins and a vast range of sea birds. Also, on-board naturalists are available to answer & questions and point out the marine life, if spotted.
NEAQ (New England Aquarium Whale Watch) is considered to be the only whale-watching trip that actually departs from Boston proper and it is operated by NEAQ in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Cruises. The Voyager III is a hi-speed catamaran with additional three viewing decks, they runs their 3-hour trips from starting from April to October, depending on the season.