Boston’s ONLY Cycleboat

Pedal or Sip & Relax

Fun Group Activity

Experience Unparalleled Views of Boston

See Boston like never before! Comfortably pedal or sip and relax as you experience everything the harbor has to offer. You’ll be just a few hundred feet from the city’s biggest attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ship, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution, and so much more! Along the way, your captain and assistant will ensure safety while sharing stories about Boston’s rich history.

Tour Highlights

Snap photographs of the Boston Harbor from the ONLY cycleboat in Boston!

Pedal past the location of the Boston Tea Party and learn about Boston’s rich history.

Cruise the harbor at a comfortable 4 knots (4.6 mph), just a few hundred feet from shore.

BYOB - Bring Your Own Beverages and food. We provide the ice.

Customize your departing location with our Private Charters.

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Trip Details

Essential Information

Price

$49/person Monday – Thursday
$59/person Friday – Sunday

10% Discounts on Public Tours for Military, Children <12yrs and Seniors 62yrs+


Departure times

Every hour from 11:00am until 2 hours before sunset
Click the links to see our public tour availability and our private charter availability


Meeting point

Pier 6 Restaurant Dock in the Charlestown Navy Yard (1 8th St, Charlestown, MA 02129)
 
Our Private Charters depart from a few different locations


Availability

April 15th through October, 7 days a week


Duration

1.5 hours


Group size

  • Minimum of 6 for Public Cruises
  • Maximum of 16, 22 or 24 for Public Cruises depending on vessel
  • Maximum of 16, 24 or 26 for Private Charters depending on vessel

Participation requirements

Valid ID for those consuming alcohol


Included

  • Coolers and ice (we have coolers with ice in the center bar between the pedal stations for passenger use)
  • Life jackets

Not included

Food and beverages


What to bring

  • Your own food and beverages – anything that requires a fork and knife is probably not a good idea
  • A light jacket or layers
  • Sunglasses and hats are great but you will be seated under a large canopy shielding direct sun and rain

Your crew

  • All captains have a US CoastGuard Masters License
  • Deckhand/Assistant

The Experience

We’ll meet at Pier 6 in the Navy Yard in Charlestown, which opens directly into the incredible Boston Harbor. From here, we will board our vessel and have a quick introduction. We will then review our safety protocols and provide a demonstration on how to pedal and move about the ship. Then it’s time to pedal out onto open water!

From the Cycleboat, you’ll see Boston like never before! Take in the amazing views and soak up their history. Landmarks like the East Boston Tall Ship, Nantucket Lightship, Logan Airport, South Boston Seaport, Boston Tea Party Ship, the Downtown and Northend Waterfront, Boston CoastGuard Station, TD Garden, Bunker Hill Monument and the Historic Charlestown Navy Yard with the USS Constitution and WWII destroyer Cassin Young.

Just choose a seat at the table and pedal or relax in the lounge area. Your cruise will take you to the shoreline of East Boston, South Boston Seaport, Fort Point Channel, Downtown and Northend Waterfront, Charles River Basin and the Charlestown Navy Yard. After 1.5 hours on the water, we’ll head back to Pier 6, exit the vessel and say our goodbyes. You’ll leave with a smile on your face after experiencing one of the BEST Boston Harbor Day Cruises!

Boarding Locations and Enroute Attractions

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Some of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions


No, don’t worry! Most people take turns and have fun pedaling or just cruising. The captain can raise or lower the paddle wheel to reduce the resistance, making the pedaling easier (just like lowering the gear on a bicycle). We can also supplement your pedal power with the outboard motor, so no one has to pedal!

Yes! Riders who are of age are welcome to bring beer, wine or pre-mixed cocktails (no hard alcohol) while they enjoy their Cycleboat ride! Of course non-alcoholic beverages are okay too!

There is a bathroom aboard our 24 and 26 person boats (Rosie the Riveter and Sweet Caroline) for emergencies. Our 16 person boat (Cycleboat One) does not have a bathroom but can make a short bathroom stop at the tour’s halfway point.

  • It’s unlikely you’ll get wet, but dress for the weather conditions and for comfort, it can be a little windier or cooler on the harbor, so we do recommend bringing an extra layer especially for evening tours.
  • Sunglasses and hats are great but you will be seated under a large canopy shielding direct sun and rain.
  • No need to bring a cooler as we have ice chests with ice in the center bar between the pedal stations for passenger use.
  • Also, snacks are great or anything you can eat with one hand (i.e. sandwich)
Have More Questions? Check Out Our FAQ Page!

Why Customers Love Cycleboat Boston!


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