Spirit Cruises Boston Frequently Asked Questions

Before you cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston, let us answer some important frequently asked questions for you!

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Accessibility. Is the Spirit Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes. The Spirit has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Our crew is happy to aide passengers that need assistance. Please call 866.310.2469 to discuss any accessibility concerns and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.


Boarding. What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time?"

"Boarding Time" is the earliest our guests may board the ship. Typically we begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time." Tickets may be picked up at our dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to the cruise.


Cancellations. What is your cancellation policy?

Although your purchase is a final and non-refundable, we will be happy to reschedule for another available date of your choosing up to a year from the date of your original reservation. You will be assessed a $25 per ticket re-booking fee and are responsible for any price difference if you happen to choose a cruise with a different price.


Children. Are there any age requirements?

Children of all ages are welcome on our lunch and dinner cruises. Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 12 on select Lunch Cruises. Call toll free 866.310.2469 for details.


Coast Guard Regulations. Is the vessel Coast Guard certified?

Yes. The Spirit of Boston is Coast Guard certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety regulations.


Groups. What size group can Spirit of Boston accommodate?

The Spirit of Boston can host parties of two to 600 guests. Groups of 20 or more should contact our group sales department at 866.856.3463 for reservations. Parties of 1 to 19 can make reservations online, or should call toll free 866.310.2469.


Payment. What type of payment do you accept?

Payment is required in full at the time of the reservation. We accept major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diner's Club. We also accept traveler's checks, money orders, and certified checks. Please send checks or money orders to the address below:

Spirit of Boston
World Trade Center,
200 Seaport Boulevard, Suite 75,
Boston, MA 02210

Refund Policy. Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. We cruise year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, we will contact you to make other arrangements.


Seasickness. Will I get seasick?

It is highly unlikely. The Spirit of Boston sails in the calm waters of the inner harbor and outer islands. We do not go out into open ocean water.


Seating Arrangements. How is seating arranged on board?

Our ships feature cruise style seating. The majority of our tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Review the enhancement packages available on your date for private seating upgrades.


Smoking. What is your smoking policy?

All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.


Tickets. Where can I pick up the cruise tickets?

Tickets can be conveniently picked up at the dock up to one hour prior to boarding, on the day of the cruise. The credit card used for purchase and photo ID will be required.


Weather. Do you sail in inclement weather?

Absolutely. Our ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine all year long.


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