One of the best ways to see Baltimore is by water. Many of Baltimore’s most interesting and historic sites are centered around the inner harbor so sightseeing by boat is a great option. You have quite a few options available – you’ll find links to harbor cruise operators below.
The Spirit of Baltimore has lunch and dinner cruises of the Inner Harbor with buffet meals, live entertainment, dancing, and great views of the city.
The Inner Harbor Spirit offers 75 minute Inner Harbor sightseeing cruises from the Inner Harbor out to Fort McHenry and back. Curies leave several times daily.
Seadog Baltimore takes you on a high-speed adventure in a 50 minute combination narrated tour and speedboat ride. The trip starts in the Inner Harbor and goes out the Patapsco River towards Key Bridge and back.
Watermark Tours has 45 minute narrated tours of the Inner Harbor, 90 minute Inner Harbor and Key Bridge cocktail cruises and 1 hour City Lights tours to enjoy the Baltimore skyline at night.
Day Sails on the Pride of Baltimore II. The Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of a 1812-era topsail schooner privateer. The Pride doesn’t offer public sails too often, but you may be able to catch one out of Baltimore in the spring. Check their website for the day sail schedule.
The Baltimore Inner Harbor Water Taxi. It’s not a cruise boat, but it’s a good way to get around the Inner Harbor and you’ll see the sights along the way. Pay one price and ride all day.