Friday, May 22, 2015

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Whether if you are a tourist or a local, the Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise is not to be missed.  The cruise departs daily at 7 PM at Long Wharf.  Before the cruise, guests can visit the Aquarium nearby or Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall area.  Christopher Columbus Park is a really beautiful waterfront location to sit back, relax and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor.

The renowned historical North End is a mere few steps away as well.   We enjoyed a round of pre-cruise cocktails and shared a Spider maki roll at Billy Tse's outdoor patio, great for people watching.

We had some time to kill before our cruise and got another couple round of drinks at the Landing Bar, also at the Long Wharf waterfront location.  What a prime spot for outdoor drinking! The crowd were young beautiful professionals and the prices of the drinks were great.  We paid $31.00 for 4 drinks. The crowd imbibed in buckets of beers and fishbowl cocktails served in plastic fishbowls and long straws.  Can't beat that in Boston!

Boarding was a breeze and you can get your picture taken at the gate.  It's a $25.00 purchase if you decide you like your picture after the cruise. We found seats in the front of the beat on the upper deck.   Our cruise was about 90 minutes around the harbor.

Drinks on board were reasonably prices and the bathrooms were clean and plentiful.

The sunset view over Charlestown and the Boston Skyline was breathtaking.

The narration of the cruise wasn't great. The young man was unenthusiastic and very monotone.

The price of the sunset cruise was a bit steep at $27.95 + tax for only 90 minutes.  I think it was worth it though.

Tip: Sit in the FRONT of the boat as it turns around once it  gets out of the harbor, it also approaches the dock through the front again so you will have great opportunities for photos. Also, it can get really windy so bring a light jacket or hoodie.  Selfie sticks are encouraged!