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Boston Light Tours and Activities

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Not surprisingly, Boston boasts the nation's oldest continually operating lighthouse. Boston Light on Little Brewster Island dates back to 1716 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

The original lighthouse was virtually obliterated by British forces near the end of the Revolutionary War. The tower was resurrected in 1783 and in 1859 was raised 14 additional feet to its current height of 102 feet. The beacon is still in use by the Coast Guard today and is capable of shining its light up to 27 miles across the Atlantic.

By decree, the Coast Guard had automated all lighthouses throughout the country by 1990. A handful of preservation groups petitioned to keep Boston Light in its original state and eventually Congress relented. Today it is staffed by only a few Coast Guard workers who perform geological surveys, meteorological studies, and other data collection.

The island is largely devoid of wildlife and vegetation, save for a few flowers planted near the lighthouse keeper's house. Visitors fortunate enough to climb the lighthouse tower are rewarded with stunning views of the Brewster Islands, the town of Hull, and of downtown Boston.

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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston with an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This 3-hour expedition on Boston Harbor features a three-course meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sun set, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun in the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Cruise Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht, complete with superb city views and a buffet brunch featuring both breakfast and lunch offerings. For 2-hours you'll explore the waters from Rowes Wharf to the Charlestown Naval Yard and back, sailing past sights such as Castle Island and Boston Light. Spend some time enjoying the yacht's three climate-controlled decks or dancing to the sounds of a live DJ mix. There's even a glass of complimentary champagne following castoff.
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New England Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise in Boston Harbor
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New England Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise in Boston Harbor

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Immerse yourself in the Fall season while exploring beautiful Boston Harbor on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Step aboard the Northern Lights and catch spectacular views of sights like the oldest lighthouse in America, Boston Light, and colorful seasonal foliage at Peadock’s and Thompson’s islands. Then, enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch and sip a hot cider.
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What are Boston Light hours of operation?
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Boston Light hours of operation: The lighthouse is open for group tours in spring, summer, and fall by advance appointment only.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Boston Light tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Boston Light can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Boston Light 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Boston Light costs USD 60.80. Guided Boston Light tours start around USD 60.80 per person.
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