Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor

Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor

Boston, United States
  • 2 hours
  • Offered in: English


Experience Boston Harbor on a sunset cruise aboard a historic tall ship. Depart from Central Wharf on the 67-foot Liberty Star or the 125-foot Liberty Clipper and enjoy views of the outer harbor, Fort Independence, East Boston, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and beyond. Relax and let the crew handle the sails or jump in the action and a grab a line on this fun and affordable outing.
  • Take a scenic sunset cruise on Boston Harbor aboard a traditional tall ship
  • Experience a historic sailing vessel on a convenient and affordable outing
  • See Boston’s waterfront attractions from a thrilling new perspective
  • Enjoy drinks and snacks for purchase from the ship’s galley bar

What's Included

  • Free exercise if you help the crew hoist those sails!
  • Sales tax included in price
  • Fresh breezes and a unique view of the Boston skyline!
  • Sunset Cruise of Boston Harbor on one of the famous Tall Ships
  • Snacks (chips, etc) & non-alcoholic drinks available - cash bar onboard or buy drink tickets online
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) - cash bar onboard or buy drink tickets online
  • Gratuities (not expected but very much appreciated)
  • Please note this is not a narrated tour, but our crew is happy to answer any questions you may have!

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Central Wharf
    Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    Check-in: Our check-in booth with large red signs on top is located across the street from Legal Sea Foods and in front of the New England Aquarium at Central Wharf in Boston.  The ships Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star depart from the docks next to the New England Aquarium (north side).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We suggest that all passengers arrive 15-20 minutes before departure to allow yourself time to check in at the booth which is located on Central Wharf near the New England Aquarium (across from Legal Sea Foods restaurant).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Our crew is happy to help get you onboard! Due to the nature of the vessel, we are unable to accommodate motorized wheelchairs. Surfaces are uneven.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded. Your space has been guaranteed at the event and the activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will receive credit for a future sailing. The Company reserves the right to cancel any sail for inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If the Company cancels your cruise, you may reschedule to another comparable sail or receive a Company credit, but no refund will be issued. Further, the Company may cancel any sail for a private charter in which case a full refund will be issued. The Company reserves the right to substitute vessels for any departure. For groups of 8 or more a 10% minimum gratuity will be added to your booking and you hereby authorize us to charge the gratuity to your credit card as an additional charge.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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.

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      320 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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      Best ever!
      Debbie_W, Sept 2023
      Sunset cruise was beautiful! Crew is awesome. Very knowledgeable! Great narrations of Boston and the harbor! Highly recommend this excursion.
      Wow great!
      Susan_B, Sept 2023
      Our first sail cancelled due to weather. But the notification and response time was fast and friendly! Great crew and perfect sail. Will go again next time I’m in Boston!
      Great time. Highly recommend!
      John_K, Sept 2023
      Fantastic views. Professional crew. Great for couples. Would highly recommend for casual or romantic experience.
      Very enjoyable sail!
      Esther_A, Sept 2023
      We enjoyed the sail and the view of the city from the harbor. The captain and crew handled the schooner expertly! We got some great pictures of the sunset and of the lights of the city upon return!
      McCala_M, Aug 2023
      The sunset cruise was amazing! The ship was beautiful! The views were great! The ship crew were great! Best sunset cruise I have ever been on! Would definitely go back!
      Great views, Peaceful Scenery & New friends
      leslie_r, Aug 2023
      Captain Austin, Tyler & crew made our sunset cruise memorable. What a perfect night on the water. The sunset was beautiful. Thanks for an enjoyable evening. You guys rock & if any of you ever come to Montana let us know😁
      Fun Way to Spend an Evening!
      Jessica_R, Aug 2023
      Came to Boston for one day with a friend and booked this cruise last minute. We had a blast drinking wine on a boat with beautiful city views!
      Sunset views
      Michelle_R, Aug 2023
      Staff were great and the views were beautiful. We enjoyed pulling the lines and the cocktails. I would recommend this as a fun trip for friends and family.
      Amazing Boston harbor
      Carlo_A, Aug 2023
      A lot of work to sail a ship and teamwork is the key. The captain and the crew were excellent hosts.
      Wonderful Cruise
      Kathryn_S, Aug 2023
      Crew was fabulous. They worked hard to make sure everyone on board had a great time. Cruise went off without a hitch. The sails were beautiful. Anyone taking this cruise would have a great time
      Awesome time
      Jason_D, Aug 2023
      Awesome experience awesome workers on ship awesome night. Sea was calm everything and everyone was awesome
      Wish could really rate it better but…
      Betsy_P, Aug 2023
      Trip was canceled due to mechanical issues so not really able to rate it. They said they’re going to refund me-hoping that happens! We paid for rain cancellation insurance-didn’t rain but trip was canceled.
      Epic sailing experience!
      Michael_F, Aug 2023
      The boat is absolutely beautiful and the Capt. and Crew do such a great job including the guest to help hoist the sails!
      Worth the experience!
      Kathryn_W, Aug 2023
      Great crew and captain. Great cruise - enjoyed the whole experience! Highly recommend. No sun so, no sunset but, it certainly didn't change the experience.
      A relaxing, sunset, cruise
      Gerald_O, Aug 2023
      It was a nice cruise around the harbor and out into the ocean. It was relaxing and smooth sailing. The crew was fun and helpful. There are options to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks. If you need back support, then I would recommend being one of the first in line as there is only limited benches to sit on.
      Beautiful summer evening
      Angela_R, Aug 2023
      As Boston natives we weren't on board for the sightseeing, just the pleasure of being out on the water on a beautiful night. The crew was friendly and fun, a lot of people helped out raising the sails, and the bar had something for everyone. One crew member played the guitar and sang on the back deck for a while and it was lovely. The seating situation is a little weird- you just sit on random structures scattered around the deck, but it works. We had a great time!
      Yo Ho Fun
      Margie_S, Aug 2023
      Guest participation in the "Raising of the Sails" was my favorite. My companion is here visiting from Panama and is also a Graduate of the Maritime Academy there. He enjoyed being part of the crew and had me video the experience so he could send to friends and family back home.
      Beautiful Sunset Cruise
      Jill_R, Aug 2023
      Crew was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The sunset was beautiful! Unique way to see the harbor and take in the sights.
      Relax and enjoy the views!
      Jennifer_S, Aug 2023
      What a wonderful evening and gorgeous view of Boston harbor. Everyone was so polite and genuinely wanted the guests to enjoy the evening.
      A nice chill laid back experience
      ADDISON_T, Aug 2023
      I like that they all seem like a family and are all really friendly.. getting to steer the ship wasn’t bass at all and they try to include everyone in helping with stuff like raising the sails making you feel like one of the crew members.. and are all engaging and actually try to ask questions and have conversations with everyone and the music was a nice touch. not sure what I was expecting
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      It sounds like you had a great time. Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know.

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