Relax on a Boston Harbor Cruise

Aug 10, 2021

Boston Harbor Cruise Whale Watching

Spending the day in Boston’s bustling Seaport District?


Between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center that hosts events, acclaimed museums, fine dining, and wharf parks it can be easy to get overwhelmed with options. There are plenty of things to do in Seaport that are fun for you and the entire family, here are a few of our favorite activities and excursions in the area.

Things to Do in Seaport

No matter if you want to take the water or stay on land, these are a few things to do in Boston’s Seaport District that you shouldn’t miss:


Boston Harbor Cruise: Take in the view of Boston from the ocean with a Boston harbor cruise that leaves from the World Trade Center in the Seaport. The family will love seeing the city from this unique perspective and being on the water. For a more romantic experience, opt for a dinner cruise!


Visit a Brewery: There are many breweries in the Seaport that serve up unique craft beers, wines, and ciders. Don’t miss stopping for a drink and a bite to eat while you enjoy the waterfront or the views from a rooftop bar.


Whale Watching: Whale watching in Boston is an activity that you can’t pass up. Tours leave from the Seaport district and travel to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary to catch a glimpse of these majestic animals feeding, breaching, and swimming.


Walk the Harborwalk: Soak in the sites of the Boston Harbor on the famous Harborwalk. Stop at a bench, a park, or even pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the waterfront.


Shopping: One Seaport has all the stores, restaurants, and entertainment you will need to fill up a day in the district. 


Admire Art: Stop at the Institute of Contemporary Art to admire one-of-a-kind art pieces in all different forms of media.

Whale Watch Tours in Seaport

Want to learn more about whale watch tours in Seaport? This is by far one of the most popular activities in the area and a special experience for people of all ages. We recommend booking tickets in advance to ensure your spot on a boat for the time you are in the city.

Once you’re on the water, you’ll have a good chance of observing a few different species of whales, including humpbacks, minkes, finbacks, and even right whales if you’re lucky. During the tour, you will also learn from New England Aquarium naturalists who know these mammals best.

Stay the Night in Seaport

After a day spent in the area, you will need some rest and relaxation at a Seaport hotel. Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites is centrally located in the Seaport District and only blocks from the area’s top attractions.

When you choose to stay the night in the city, choose a Seaport hotel with a view of the water and city lights that will be the perfect end to your day. Book your stay at Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites today and enjoy the oasis in the heart of Boston’s extraordinary Seaport District.

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Endless adventures by land or sea await you at the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport. Book an elevated room or an apartment-style suite today!

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