Breathtaking Night Lights of Boston

Pedal or Sip & Relax as We Cruise

Boston’s ONLY Cycleboat

From City Lights to Fireworks on the Water - Boston at Dusk

Boston is even better at night! Join us for an evening pedal or simply relax as you soak in the city lights. Nightfall gives a new perspective to the city’s biggest attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ship, Bunker Hill Monument, and USS Constitution! During your evening excursion, your captain and assistant will ensure your safety while sharing stories about Boston’s rich history.

Tour Highlights

Experience the glow of city lights under the evening skies. Boston’s skyline is amazing at night!

BYOB and snacks… we’ll take care of the rest!

We can program the boat lights and music to create a party vibe.

Pedal or relax as we cruise by Boston’s biggest attractions.

Customize your departing location with our Private Charters.

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Trip Details

Essential Information


Only available for Private Charters

$54/person Pvt. Charter for Max Capacity
$59/person Pvt. Charter Smaller Group 16pp

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

Departure time

Every hour from sunset to 9:30pm
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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


April 15th through October, 7 days a week


1.5 hours

Group size

  • Minimum – No minimum group size to reserve seats but Public Cruises must have a minimum of 6 passengers booked to operate
  • Maximum of 20, 22 or 24 for Public Cruises depending on vessel
  • Maximum of 20, 24 or 26 for Private Charters depending on vessel

Participation requirements

Valid ID for those consuming alcohol


  • 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

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!

The evening lights of the Boston Harbor are indescribable. You won’t want to put the camera down as we pedal past 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 and a greater appreciation of the Boston Harbor.

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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