Sailing Cruises

formidable on boston harbor

Massachusetts Bay Lines provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour Boston Harbor not just on motor vessels but aboard a magnificent Tall Ship sailing vessel! Embark on a glorious sunset sailing cruise along Boston’s majestic harbor with family/friends and colleagues like never before. Venture back in time on your sailing cruise “pirate themed or knot” aboard our Tall Ship The Formidable!

Book Private Charters

Charter one of our charismatic vessels for your special event. Bring fresh air to your corporate event, a ton more laughs to your birthday party, or breathtaking sunset views to your wedding. You’ll get all the help you need from our experienced party planners, who will assist you from the first email until the final departure!

Private Charters start at a modest $650/hour

Cruises & Tours

Mass Bay Lines has taken families and friends out to sea for over 53 years. Well over 1 million locals and visitors have enjoyed memorable harbor tours and sunset cruises – offered daily. With five motor vessels and a tall ship we have the right boat for you and yours!

Tickets start at only $22.00 AND we offer discounts for seniors, students, veterans and kids!!!


  • "Run, don't walk to Mass Bay Lines for your next outing: Cheap, provocative, and memorable. Every start-up CEO's dream for pulling the team together within walking distance of the Seaport."

    John H.
  • "Harbor tour- harbor snore, I thought. Shows how little I know: BEST twenty bucks I spent all summer. I didn't realize it would be narrated! I learned a lot about Boston's beautiful harbor and the historic landmarks that I'm sure I could have read in Wikipedia, but not while relaxing topside with a cool beverage in my hand!"

    Peter G.
  • "Me and the buddies were stoked; we found a coupon on Groupon for 'craft beer tasting' and thought: Why not? Enjoy a little pre-game before dinner with the girlfriend. Holy cow - we had a blast! 90 minutes of chilling along the rail, enjoying a cigar and cold beer with my buddies. MBL rocks!"

    Steve A.
  • "Tasked with organizing a great "workation"-- two hours of social interaction with work colleagues on a limited budget-- seemed an impossible task. Who knew but twenty minutes and short money later and I've booked an entire ship! We all had so much FUN! And I was the talk of the cooler the next day: HERO was the word of the day."

    Kim M.

Our Fleet

The Mass Bay Lines Fleet is made up of five ships, all distinct from one another, and excellent for a variety of events and party sizes.

Click on any ship to learn more about them.