Boston Signature Lunch Cruise

Boston, United States
Boston Lunch Cruise

From USD 102.93

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy Boston from the water while dining on a delicious buffet lunch on this cruise. See an array of top landmarks including Bunker Hill, the World Trade Center, and the site of the 1773 Boston Tea Party. After lunch, head up to the top deck—the largest outdoor patio deck in town.
  • Dine on an all-you-can-eat buffet
  • View the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party
  • See the USS Constitution, the oldest fully commissioned naval vessel in the world
  • Dance as the DJ plays a variety of lively music from the 40s through today

What's Included

  • Duration 2 hours
  • Onboard DJ entertainment
  • Scenic Boston Harbor views
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Guaranteed table for your party size
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 60 Rowes Wharf
    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    BOARDING ALERT Oct-Dec will board at Rowes Wharf | 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA Behind the Boston Harbor Hotel January, will move back to Commonwealth / World Trade Center Pier | 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA

Start time

12:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Enjoy spectacular views of Boston as you feast on a lunch buffet aboard a scenic cruise. Make your way to the Seaport World Trade Center, board your boat and explore the decks before settling in at a table.

While you dine (see below for a sample menu), soak up Boston's stunning skyline from the panoramic windows.

During your cruise, pass by the World Trade Center, the financial hub of Boston. See where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773, when rebels dumped tea into the harbor to protest British taxes. Drift past the site of the Boston Massacre, where five American colonists were killed by British soldiers in 1770, a location now marked by a simple circle of cobblestones.

Marvel at the World War II naval destroyer, the USS Cassin Young, as well as the USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, a nickname earned because of her invincibility in battle. Old Ironsides was launched in 1797 and is the oldest, fully commissioned naval vessel in the world.

Snapshots of Fort Independence and Castle Island: Fort Independence, first settled in 1634, features the nation's oldest fully maintained fort. Admire Tobin Memorial Bridge, opened to traffic in 1950.

After you finish lunch, stroll up to the top deck for fresh air and amazing views. Or, rock 'til you dock while the DJ plays a variety of music. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon and take in all the sights of historic Boston.

City Experiences

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Bunker Hill Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

USS Constitution

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress code: casual attire
  • Full-bar available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Our decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round in all weather conditions
  • Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire
  • Children are welcome and infants under three cruise free
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Oct-Dec 2023 the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise will board at Rowes Wharf, 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. In January the departure point will move back to Commonwealth / World Trade Center Pier, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston

Sep. 2023

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Parking Is available at the Boston Harbor Hotel, and we can validate for a discount there.

Sep. 2023

Q:Is the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise handicap accessible?

A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discounted rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there high chairs/booster seats available for my child during the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, both high chairs and booster seats are available for use during the dinner cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:How should I dress for the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Apr. 2021

Q:How early should I check in for the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I smoke on board the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Apr. 2021

Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

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Featured review
Wonderful food, great atmosphere and music. Amazing views of the Boston shores. Highly recommend and would go again.


106 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 106 reviews
Average tour
Keith_F, Sept 2023
I have never been on a tour where there was no narrative of what we were seeing, other than the obvious of the Boston skyline and the USS Constitution. The buffet was lukewarm. A fellow passenger told us more than the tour did.
Disappointing business rules
Bret_H, Sept 2023
Had family issue and was unable to go on cruise No refund option available Read details before booking Would have been satisfied with a partial refund
Rodrigue_G, Sept 2023
The food was 👌🏾. And the waitress (Francine) was amazing. Also the music was good. The cruise was on time and was clean too.
staff was excellent...
Dennis_M, Aug 2023
staff was excellent food was luke warm get rid of the DJ she sucked was very relaxing out on the bay
Great job
Rosilyn_D, Aug 2023
I travel two hours and did not realize that my noon lunch cruise was canceled.But I was so grateful that Steve from Viator and Gianna from city cruise got me on the 7 pm dinner cruise and I had a great time. I was so pleased with everything
The staff was awesome and...
Jacquelyn_M, Aug 2023
The staff was awesome and the cruise was great so was the food.The DJ was awesome too. Good good good
Sherri_L, Aug 2023
We never made it to the cross. We got lost the directions or offer. You should put directions so I lost my tickets $400 wasted
Simply just an awesome...
william_C, Aug 2023
Simply just an awesome time! maybe a little more food to chose from but it all was really well put together.
Fun boat ride
Renata_R, Aug 2023
I was there with my family to celebrate my birthday. It was fun, good food, good music and great views
We'll do it again!
Nersonn_J, July 2023
The friendliness of the crew was impressive. The view of city of Boston was incredible. The food was great. The trip was marvelous.
Rainy but Great!
Nersonn_J, July 2023
The view of the city was marvelous! It was raining cats and dogs but that did not stop the fun. Everything was wonderful except the weather of course.
Perfect luncheon cruise
MaryAnn_G, June 2023
Awesome day. The food was delicious. Perfect way for a group to hang out, catch up and take in the Boston skyline. Very enjoyable.
Loved The gathering. ...
Ghaida_A, June 2023
Loved The gathering. The food was not worth the money. Sweets were terrible. The sweets were less than average
Bad wedding vibe.
Greg_H, Oct 2022
What looked like a quiet romantic experience turned out to be like being at a cheesy wedding that you can’t get far enough away from because you’re on a boat.
10/10 would recommend.
Andrea_M, Oct 2022
Wonderful food, great atmosphere and music. Amazing views of the Boston shores. Highly recommend and would go again.
First birthday celebration!
Susan_N, Sept 2022
It was a perfect way to celebrate a first birthday! The staff was very helpful accomodating a 3 year old and the 1 year old birthday boy. Fun entertainment, the DJ was great! Yummy food! It will be remembered not so much by the kids but by the parents and grandparents! A wonderful family gathering!
Fantastic Experience
Robert_G, Aug 2022
The ride was fantastic, good music, great people, amazing views and Great tasting food. The pace of the ride was also perfect.
Nice but lose the club music
Carl_S, Aug 2022
Nice boat, good food (except the desserts), good service, too much loud autotone club music (nobody wanted to dance), and top deck needs umbrellas on tables for hot sun. Nearly everyone wanted to be up there to escape the brain-pounding "club scene."
Our Boston Boat Cruise
Roy_M, Aug 2022
We enjoyed the water very relaxing. The food wasn’t bad however it was put away a little to fast. The staff was attentive and friendly.
Food is bad
Sheila_H, Aug 2022
For the price they need to offer better buffet. The food was tasteless and not worth it at all. Not good

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