If you want to dine on Boston Harbor, you may want to take a Boston Harbor cruise. The two biggest options are Odyssey Boston and Spirit of Boston.
I will say I haven’t been on a Boston Harbor cruise (not counting ferries) since college, where I did work aboard one of the ship’s for one summer in college. I also rode the boat as a guest (senior week, employee perks, etc.) but I never rode the other cruise ship for whatever reason.
I won’t go into the specifics of what cruise ship may or may not be better, since I have only been on one boat, and my opinion may differ as a former summer employee. (Also, it’s been awhile since I’ve actually rode the ship.)
I will say as someone who is frequently motion sick (roller coasters, airplanes, and anything really), I never got seasick aboard a dinner cruise, and I’ve been on quite a few.
I did want to share a few discounts if you do decide to go on a Boston Harbor Cruise. A cruise alongside the harbor can be something unique and fun, but can be expensive, especially on beautiful summer nights.
Restaurant.com: Both Odyssey and Spirit Cruises have vouchers available on Restaurant.com for $25, with a minimum spend of $37.50. $25 vouchers go for $10 at regular price, but promo codes are often available to lower costs. (Tip: Click the banner above and if there is a current promo code, you will see it right below the search box).
Goldstar Boston: Goldstar Boston has discount tickets for both the Spirit of Boston and The Odyssey starting at $53, depending on cruise dates and more.
Odyssey Cruise Groupon: Groupon has a daily deal for a three-hour dinner cruise aboard The Odyssey for select cruises starting at $68. Make sure to read the terms and conditions first to make sure it’s a good fit.
Entertainment Book: Discounts for both the Spirit of Boston and Odyssey are in the 2014 Greater Boston Entertainment Book. (When I get my 2014 book in a few days, I will let you know the exact terms.)
Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great deals or discounts for any Boston cruises. Have you been on a Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise before?
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