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Boston Events On the Water

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Why Choose a Cruise

Enjoy incredible skyline views from Boston Harbor.
Work with a dedicated planner to choose an all-inclusive package, or design your own.
Go big. We can accommodate groups of up to 449 guests.
DJ and dance floor, bars on each deck, games, rooftop lounges and more.
Chef-driven, multi-course plated or buffet meals with optional enhancements available.
We'll help you pick the right venue for your party size, event vibe and budget.

For Every Occasion

Host a truly unforgettable event on Boston Harbor. Book your group aboard one of our regularly scheduled cruises, or have an event planner customize a full deck or ship charter for you. Whatever you have in mind, we’ll make it happen. We host all types of events including:

Corporate Events
Grade School Events
University Socials
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Corporate Events

Make a statement with an event on the water. Forget the bland ballroom and show your guests the city from a fresh perspective. Our expert event planners will help you create an experience that will earn you plenty of kudos from everyone in the office.

Employee Outings
Client Entertaining
Holiday Celebrations
Networking Events
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Elementary & High School Events

From exciting and educational field trips to all decked out for prom, our sightseeing and dining cruise experiences can be customized for large groups of students, faculty, and parents. Our ships offer an engaging, safe environment ideal for groups of 20 or more.

Proms & Post Proms
Grad Celebrations
Field Trips
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University Social Events

Get social with the Boston skyline as your backdrop. Our planners will take the stress out of coordinating your event so you can enjoy a safe, all-inclusive event experience. We’ll show you customizable packages perfect for student groups, and faculty and staff too.

Greek Life Socials
Faculty Outings
Alumni Events
Celebrate on the water

Birthdays, Anniversaries, & Special Occasions

Make your special occasion even more memorable with our unique venues that offer stunning city views. Savor a delicious meal, dance the night away, and delight in personalized touches from our thoughtful staff and event planners.

Church Events
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Meet Our Fleet

Find the perfect fit for your Boston cruise experience. Compare our boats and discover the Hornblower venue that speaks to your style.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cruise without a meal? +

Yes, to purchase a ticket without a meal please call 866-429-9283.

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.


All 40 of my guests totally enjoyed their day aboard the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise. The staff was awesome and friendly always making sure my guests were having a great time. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the entertainment and I was thrilled to see many of my guests enjoying themselves on the dance floor.

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