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High 5: Boston by the Water – Events | Curiosities | Purchases | Catering | Night life


Photo: Kindra Clineff/Messe. Travel and Tourism Office

From cruises to kayaks, here are the best ways to explore Boston Harbor and the Charles River

Liberty fleet of tall ships (pictured): See what sailors of yore experienced as you board one of two historically accurate schooners, which offer Boston Harbor cruises from Central Wharf, just off beloved New England Aquarium. Enjoy a day of sailing, a sunset cruise, or a specialty excursion like monthly history sails with Boston By Foot and Saturday night “Cocktails, Rum & City Lights” adventures. The 4th of July weekend also offers outings to see the harbor fireworks on 2nd July and see the Constitution of the USS on her annual turnaround trip on July 4.

Boston Harbor Cruises: The usual sightseeing, food and sunset excursions, as well as Independence Day weekend outings similar to those above, are available from this perennial favorite which embarks from Long Wharf, as well as whale watching sponsored by the New England Aquarium and ferries to Boston Harbor. He is. For the daring, the 70-foot speedboat Codzilla delivers thrilling, super-charged 40mph rides that feature 360-degree spins and hairpin turns, all set to a rousing soundtrack.

Massachusetts Bay Lines: Departing from picturesque Rowes Wharf, this long-time operator’s daily excursions include multilingual, sunset and moonlight cruises. There are even occasional dog-friendly outings, full moon cruises, and special dance and fireworks cruises for ages 21 and up on July 2 for Boston Harborfest Fireworks and July 3 for coincide with the spectacular exposure of the town of Winthrop. On July 4, join a day cruise to see the venerable Constitution of the USS sail around Boston Harbor.

Charles Riverboat Company: Cruise along the peaceful Charles River with this Cambridge-based specialist who run sightseeing cruises seven days a week until October 2. The “Cocktail & Sunset” cruise is also available daily until September 4 and features a full bar. And don’t overlook the two-hour architecture cruises conducted in conjunction with nonprofits Boston By Foot and the Boston Society for Architecture that showcase the city’s many man-made wonders along Boston Harbor and Charles River.

Charles River Canoe and Kayak: Looking for a self-propelled way to take in the sights? Then this company with outposts along the Charles and Mystic rivers is for you. Guided tours can be booked covering the scenic Charles River or historic Boston Harbor, both of which depart from Kendall Square in Cambridge. Custom tours are also available, along with lessons and rentals of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for those who want to explore independently.