Guided Tour of New Bedford Harbor
Glide over the waters of New Bedford Harbor aboard a quiet vessel with an experienced captain at the helm. Discover the impressive history of this charming seaside town.
What You Will Do
- Cruise along the serene waters of New Bedford Harbor on board a spacious vessel
- See the Palmer's Island Lighthouse, a centuries-old lighthouse that looms large over the New Bedford Harbor
- Spot Fort Phoenix State Reservation, the largest Hurricane Barrier on the East Coast
- Pass by the Schooner Ernestina, a boat that once sailed within 600-miles of the North Pole and later transported immigrants to the U.S.
- Learn all about New Bedford's relationship with the whaling industry from your knowledgeable guide
- 60-minute narrated boat cruise
Parking is free at the pier.
Non-refundable. However, 24-hour notice is required to reschedule. If operator cancels due to inclement weather, you have the option to reschedule.
- 400 Ratings
Great way to "sea" the Harbor! Tour guide...Cpt. Ray is congenial and very knowledgeable about the Harbor. He is familiar with the surrounding area and the vessels throughout the Harbor. Nice trip!!
Ray was friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot of new information about New Bedford.
The boat was immaculate. Our captain, Kathy, was welcoming, knowledgeable, and entertaining. It's a beautiful, informative tour. I highly recommend it.
Very interesting even for a local. Very competent handling the boat. Recommend to anyone, all ages.
The tour was great! Captain Kathy was very knowledgeable, pleasant and we all had a terrific time.
Wonderful..Captain very informative and pleasant.
The tour guide was very helpful and super friendly and courteous and great with the kids
Excellent narration by Captain Bob who was a wealth of historical information as he spoke of the Port of New Bedford, the forts at the entrance of the harbor, the hurricane barriers and the fishing fleet itself. Our friends from the Boston area were truly impressed with the tour experience and the past and present importance of the area. A suburb afternoon!
- Heather Sylvia
Courteous, professional customer service. I highly recommend this company for all your local excursion needs!
Very friendly communication:-)
Trip was wonderful, tour guide Kathy was amazing! Saw gray seals too!
The tour was super fun and informative. I will definitely be recommending it to people visiting the area.
Well worth every penny. We loved it!
Extremely informative harbor tour. Captain Cathy was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the fishing industry, New Bedford, and Fairhaven . We enjoyed ourselves and we even saw gray seals!
Was honestly really nice. The wife and I are from New Bedford, and in the matter of one hour received more information and cool facts than we received in the whole time we attended the public schools in the city.
Beautiful boat & great narration by the Captain!
Great tour showing you lots of sights and attractions and really brings you up-close to New Bedford's fishing fleet (very interesting!) So much incredible history, too. Highly recommend!
Captain Cathy's stories and upbeat personality were great.
The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.
Great tour with Captain Kathy. The whole family enjoyed very much.
Loved the tour. Capt. Kathy is very informative, pleasant and just great. The friends I brought, for their first time on the HarborTour, were amazed at how much they enjoyed and how much they learned about the fishing industry in New Bedford. Will certainly do the tour again. This is a great asset to this City.
Cathy was very informative and interesting. We enjoyed the trip very much. She even let our children take a turn driving the boat. We all had a fun and relaxing trip.
Very knowledgeable ,very personal tour