Spirit of Boston Cruise Route
Experience Boston's highlights with a panoramic view.
Your Spirit cruise departs from the Seaport World Trade Center Marine Terminal in Boston. Your excursion covers the historic harbor with spectacular views of the city's downtown. No trip to Boston is complete without a view from the deck of our festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance and have a great time, too.
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World Trade Center
The financial hub of Boston and home of the Spirit of Boston and Seaport Elite Yacht Charters.
Boston Tea Party
Here in 1773, rebels disguised as Indians dumped tea into the harbor to protest British taxes.
A simple circle of cobblestones marks the site where five American colonists were killed by British soldiers in 1770. The brutality of this incident helped spark the anti-British rage that ultimately led to the American Revolution.
Old North Church
Built in 1723, this is the oldest church building in Boston. The first bells on the American continent sounded from the church in 1744. Its steeple is best known for the lantern signal that sent Paul Revere on his famous ride.
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge
Completed in 2002, this beautiful lighted structure is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world. It serves as the northern entrance and exit from Boston and commemorates civil rights activist Lenny Zakim and the American colonists who fought the British in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Bunker Hill Monument
This 221-foot granite obelisk marks the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place June 17,1775. The monument contains exhibits about the battle.
The USS Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," earned her nickname because of her invincibility in battle. Old Ironsides was launched in 1797 and is the oldest fully commissioned naval vessel in the world.
USS Cassin Young
A World War II Naval Destroyer that is now a floating museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Mystic Tobin Bridge
The Tobin Memorial Bridge was erected in 1948-49 and opened to traffic in 1950. It connects the Charlestown section of Boston with Chelsea.
Donald McKay opened this shipyard in East Boston in the mid-1800s at the height of the great Clippership era. He built the fastest sailing vessels of the age, and some still hold speed records today.
Hodge Boiler Works
Former site of the 1834 Hodge Boiler Works that was updated by the city in 2002. The Hodge Boiler Works project will offer a seamless connection from Clippership Wharf to the existing LoPresti Park via the Harborwalk and its planned open space configuration.
Penny Ferry Berths
Site of East Boston's famous ferry that used to cruise to downtown Boston for a penny a person.
Boston's largest international airport, it boasts one of the nation’s tallest control towers and is the Fourteenth busiest airport in the world.
Fort Independence/Castle Island
Fort Independence is located at the entrance to Boston Inner Harbor. First settled in 1634. The island features the nation's oldest fully maintained fort.