7 Best Dinner Cruises In Boston, Massachusetts - Updated 2022


Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and is the largest city in the state. It is also one of the oldest in the US, as it was founded in 1630. When visiting the city, you can follow the famous Freedom Trail, which is a walking route through the city’s historic sites relating to the American Revolution and the founding of the USA. Also worth exploring is Faneuil Hall, a former meeting house that has been turned into a popular and fun marketplace. Those with arts in mind can head to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the Egyptian treasure and Impressionist art on display there. Planning a visit soon? Check out some Airbnb houseboats and other vacation rentals in Boston for your accommodation needs. If you want to see the city from a different angle, enjoy one of the best dinner cruises in Boston, Massachusetts.

1. Have fun on a delightful sunset dinner buffet cruise (from USD 149.0)

This delightful dinner cruise takes visitors along the waterfront from Boston Harbor, viewing the sunset and the lights of the city’s skyline and attractions, including the Bunker Hill monument from the ship. All three interior decks of the ship offer panoramic views over the Boston skyline. There is a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet dinner to enjoy, including a carvery station, including fresh salads, entrees, and desserts. There are meat, fish and vegetarian options available. After dinner, you can have fun dancing the night away to a live DJ in the ship’s nightclub.

Boston Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

133 reviews

2. Enjoy dinner and dancing on the Boston Odyssey (from USD 186.0)

Climb on board the Boston Odyssey for a candlelit dinner, while gazing at the sunset and lights of the Boston skyline from the water. Make sure you visit the captain’s bridge and take a stroll around the interior decks, which offer panoramic windows for perfect views. Enjoy an elegant and delicious three-course meal, including meat, fish and vegetarian options, before heading to the rooftop lounge for a cocktail or to the dance floor for dancing with a live DJ, playing some of the top 40 hits.

Boston Premier Odyssey Dinner Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

73 reviews

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3. Enjoy a sunset sightseeing cruise (from USD 43.64)

dinner cruise in boston | enjoy a sunset sightseeing cruise

Climb on board at the harbor to view Boston from the water on this popular 90-minute sightseeing tour, while enjoying the sunset and the lights of the city’s skyline as they come on. Along the way, listen as the USS Constitution fires her cannon and lowers the flag to note the end of the day. A full narration is provided during the cruise.

Boston Sunset Cruise

Duration: 1.5 hour

180 reviews

4. Experience a magnificent evening cruise (from USD 54.0)

Climb aboard one of the Tall Ships, the Liberty Star or the Liberty Clipper, in Boston Harbor for a wonderful cruise with a historic feel. For added adventure as the sun sets, guests can feel free to help the crew hoist the sails as the schooner heads out on the water. Alternatively, just relax on deck and enjoy the view of the skyline. Along the way, see the Boston Harbor Islands, famous buildings like Fort Independence, or visit Charlestown Navy Yard where the USS Constitution is moored. When enjoying a sunset cruise, snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard.

Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship in Boston Harbor

Duration: 2 hours

186 reviews

5. Gaze at the sunset on a cocktail cruise (from USD 53.0)

Climb on board the board in Boston’s Harbor to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the city from the deck and watching the lights come on along the city’s skyline as you go. Relax on the deck and enjoy the hors d’ oeuvres included in the cruise package, along with delicious cocktails which are available for purchase on the boat. This cruise is perfect for anyone wishing to relax out on the water, taking photos of friends and family with that remarkable backdrop. Along the way pass Spectacle Island, Castle Island, the USS Constitution, and Carson Beach.

Boston Harbor Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

6. Wallow in rum and revelry on a Tall Ship cruise (from USD 46.0)

One of the best ways to enjoy a Saturday night out in Boston is to climb aboard the Liberty Clipper for a Rum and Revelry Cruise. While enjoying beautiful views of the Boston skyline, you can sit back and listen to professional actors performing traditional sea shanties while sipping on a special cocktail, the Dark and Stormy. You will also have a chance to taste the selection of top rum on offer in the ship’s bar. After a couple of glasses, join in the fun and sing along as your captain takes the schooner along the water to pass varying Boston attractions.

Boston Harbor City Lights Cocktails & Rum Evening Cruise (Ages 21+)

Duration: 2 hours

2 reviews

7. Head out for a whale-watching cruise (from USD 71.0)

Climb on board a high-speed catamaran at Central Wharf in Boston and head out to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. The area is a feeding ground for dolphins, whales and sea birds. There are three decks on the ship allowing visitors to view the minke, humpback and pilot whales, although with harbor porpoise and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Learn more about the marine animals from a naturalist on board. The ship also has a galley where there are many purchasable beverages and food to try.

Boston Whale Watching Cruise on a High-Speed Catamaran

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

1548 reviews

View Boston from the water for an experience of a lifetime

Boston has something for everyone, including wonderful places to visit and romantic things to do. Whether you are wishing to watch a beautiful sunset, enjoy a delicious meal out on the water, experience the fun of being on a Tall Ship, drinking rum and watching the skyline go by, one of the best ways to experience the city is to take part in one of the most sought-after dinner cruises in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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