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See Boston By a Fun Harbor Cruise… With Brunch!

Wheeeeee cruise!

So fun to see Boston from the water with a brunch cruise!

Take to the water, fellow Boston lovers! As summer wanes, I bring you one last gasp of it: images from a sun-kissed “Brunch Cruise” with Boston Harbor Cruises. When the warm weather returns, these boats are a must for spying Boston from a whole different angle.

The boats board just past downtown, near the Aquarium.

The boats board just past downtown, near the Aquarium.

There were many cruise options to choose from for our family outing, but I selected the brunch boat because… there was food involved. Lots of food over the course of two hours. And fancy table settings, which this classy gal enjoys!

Behold the classy interior of our Brunch Cruise.

Behold the dapper interior of our Brunch Cruise.

Speaking of classy (read that with sarcasm), I overdid it on the brunch buffet. Below you can see my first of two helpings. Mmm… fried french toast strips…

I went a little overboard on the buffet.

I went a little overboard on the buffet.

Throughout the brunch, the glorious sights of Boston and its harbor floated by, and our narrator regaled us with fact after fascinating fact about my city. I won’t repeat them here, however, because I’m a honesty-loving teacher and I don’t want to help you cheat on the guide’s trivia if you ever take this cruise! Needless to say, I’ve lived in Boston most of my life, but still learned so much from the narration.

Boston from the harbor, looking dramatic.

Boston from the harbor, looking dramatic.

Meanwhile, our pudgy baby kept it classy like his Mommy and stuffed his face with all manner of juicy, and crumb-producing items. The cruise staff kindly offered a high chair, and didn’t seem to mind the mess little Devi (aka, “Brunch Monster”) created.

Brunch monster!

Brunch monster!

Boats of all types drifted by, and we seafaring folk waved at each other cordially. The only boat that didn’t “drift” was the Boston Harbor Cruises “Codzilla” thrill ride: a vessel that blazes through the harbor at 40 miles per hour and has scary, sharp teeth painted on its bow. When Devi is old enough, we will surely use him as an excuse to try it!

Half the fun is waving at the other ships that go by!

One of the pretty ships that drifted by.

Our harbor cruise had a magical “getaway” quality to it, and created new family memories. It was especially touching because one of the first dates Colin took me on (after a terrifying flying lesson) was actually a Boston Harbor cruise! It was lovely to be back out on the harbor almost exactly four years later, but this time married, and with a cute little baby.

Boston is a sea city, so see it!

Boston is a sea city, so see it that way!

And what did Devi think of this whole brunch cruise thing? He couldn’t get enough of the fresh sea breeze blowing on his face. Boy, did it make him giggle… and isn’t his windblown hairstyle awesome?

The wind made baby's hair hilarious.

The harbor wind made baby’s hair hilarious.

So what about you? Have you taken a cruise tour of Boston or another city? What did you think? Do share.

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Terry at Overnight New York

Sunday 5th of October 2014

What a yummy way to see Boston. And what a happy baby!

Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com

Sunday 5th of October 2014

The baby looks like he had a lot of fun. Cruises are certainly for families.

Mary @ Green Global Travel

Saturday 4th of October 2014

Taking a boat around the harbor is a great way to get a new perspective of a familiar city. I'm glad you enjoyed their tasty brunch.

Cat of Sunshine and Siestas

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

I am partial to all things on water, all things brunch and all things cute babies. Looks fun!

Penny Sadler

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

A harbor cruise with brunch? I'm in !

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