Such an amazing time! It was a relaxing ride and the sunset was beautiful. We went at 7:00 and it was perfect. Ed and Rosie were so kind and personable. Highly recommend!
Great Group Activity
Pedal or Cruise
Experience the Rich Colors of a Boston Sunset on the Water
Watching the setting sun on the Boston Harbor will give you a feeling of awe. Comfortably pedal or just sip and relax as you experience a sunset in the Boston Harbor. 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! We may even see the firing of the USS Constitution’s cannon as it goes off every night at sunset. Your captain and assistant will ensure your safety while sharing stories about Boston’s rich history. This will surely be your favorite view of Boston!
Prepare for breathtaking sunset views while touring the Boston Harbor.
Have your camera ready, twilight views full speed ahead!
Pedal or relax as we cruise by Boston’s biggest attractions.
BYOB - Bring Your Own Beverages and food. We provide the ice.
Customize your departing location with our Private Charters.
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$49/person Monday – Thursday
$59/person Friday – Sunday
10% Discounts on Public Tours for Military, Children <12yrs and Seniors 62yrs+
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
- 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
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
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
- All captains have a US CoastGuard Masters License
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!
Enjoy the rich colors of an unforgettable Boston Sunset on the water. 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.
So 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. We may even have a front-row-seat to the firing of the USS Constitution cannon. It goes off every night at sunset. After 1.5 hours on the water soaking in the transition to nightfall, 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 deep appreciation of Boston Harbor at sunset.
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)
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Why Customers Love Cycleboat Boston!
Great way to see the city by water! This cruise was super! My friends and I chartered the Cycleboat for a sunset cruise to celebrate a birthday. Captain Ed and Rosie we both so sweet and fun. The boat is really big and you really don’t need to pedal if you don’t want to :). We all would highly recommend – this was a second trip for a few in our group.
The Boston Cycleboat is a great experience. The owners have taken a pontoon boat and added 12 pedal stations that drive a large paddlewheel at the back of the boat. Each bicycle style seat has a table and easy access to a cooler with ice. BYO beer, wine and snacks or dinner. There is also seating for four non-peddlers, and you can easily exchange seats. […] The Cycleboat is truly unique and fun. Give it a spin!