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Harbor cruises

Boston started as a seaport. Although the city turned its back on the harbor in the 20th century, the past decade or so has seen renewed interest in the harbor - as evidenced by all the new condos and office buildings going up on former wharves (as well as the HarborWalk of public walkways along the water).

Harbor cruises offer a way to learn more about Boston's maritime history, as well as a way to cool off on a hot summer day. There are numerous cruises on everything from modern ships to sailing craft. Most leave from either Long Wharf or Rowes Wharf, both a short walk from Quincy Market. Many also offer dinner cruises; there are even some Sunday-brunch and comedy cruises.

The Harbor cruises page lists the various cruise operators. See what to expect with some Boston Harbor photos.


Sounds like a good way to relax and learn about Boston's seaport history.

Side note: I could not get the link to the Boston Harbor photos to work. Would love to see them.

North Star Charters on April 28, 2008 03:05 AM.

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