3 of the best Boston dinner & sunset cruises


Boston Harbor is a veritable conveyor belt of cruise trips – including several that invite you to enjoy a sumptuous dinner onboard.

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A gateway to some of the east coast’s most enchanting waters, Boston offers a huge variety of boating adventures, ranging from small fishing excursions to all-singing, all-dancing cruises. If you like the idea of exploring the Massachusetts Bay and beyond while tucking into some delectable food and drink, we’ve picked out three of the best Boston dinner cruises currently available to book online.

Buffet Dinner Cruise

Cruise around Boston Harbor while admiring the city’s most famous sights, such as the Seaport District and the USS Constitution warship, before settling down for an extensive buffet dinner during this 3-hour boat trip aboard the Spirit of Boston. During the meal you’ll be treated to live music, courtesy of the onboard DJ who will be pumping out sounds from the upper-deck rooftop lounge. Later, venture out to the observation deck to soak up the panoramic views. The meal, along with unlimited teas and coffees are included, in the tour price. From $78 per person.

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Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Take in one of Boston’s magical sunsets during this dinner cruise expedition along the city’s waterfront. Featuring a lavish all-you-can-eat buffet meal with live entertainment and dancing, guests can watch the sunset, then take a stroll under the stars, enjoying the view of the illuminated Boston skyline from their ship’s outdoor areas. Alternatively, head to the dance floor for music and fun inside the onboard nightclub. Later, when you’re all danced out, grab a restorative cocktail at the floating rooftop lounge to bring your trip to a fitting close. From $174 per person.

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Sunset Sailing Cruise on a Tall Ship

Experience Boston Harbor on a memorable 2-hour sunset cruise aboard a historic tall ship. After departing from Central Wharf on either the 67-foot Liberty Star or 125-foot Liberty Clipper, you’ll get to enjoy superb views of the outer harbor, as well as other notable Boston landmarks including Fort Independence, East Boston, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and more. During the tour you can relax and let the crew handle the sails, or more intrepid types may wish to jump in the action and lend a hand by grabbing a line themselves. Snacks and drinks are available to purchase onboard. From $65 per person.

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By Paul Joseph