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Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal

(617) 269-7150 open 9:15am-8:55am
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Welcome to the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal

At the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal, over 100 ocean-going vessels set sail for destinations worldwide. Whether you’re beginning a cruise or exploring Boston’s Seaport District, the terminal serves as a gateway to adventure. With its rich history, modern amenities, and proximity to some of Boston’s finest attractions and dining spots, it’s an excellent starting point for your Beantown experience.

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History of the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal

The Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal, officially known as Flynn Cruiseport Boston, has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1919. Initially built as a military warehouse during World War I, the terminal was later repurposed to accommodate the growing cruise industry. Today, it is one of the busiest cruise ports on the East Coast, welcoming over 300,000 passengers annually.

Facts About the Terminal

  • Location: The terminal is situated in the Seaport District of Boston, at 1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA 02210.
  • Facilities: The terminal features modern amenities, including baggage handling services, customs and immigration, and passenger lounges.
  • Cruise Lines: Major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Holland America Line frequently use the terminal.
  • Destinations: Cruises departing from Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal travel to various destinations, including the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada/New England.

Things to Do and Places to Eat Near the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal

Boston Tea Party Ships and MuseumThe Seaport District, where the terminal is located, offers a wide variety of activities and attractions. Just a short distance from the terminal, you can visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, an interactive museum that offers a glimpse into the historic event that sparked the American Revolution. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is another nearby attraction, featuring modern art exhibits and a scenic outdoor deck. For those who enjoy a scenic stroll, the Harborwalk provides beautiful views and access to parks, shops, and restaurants. Families can explore the Boston Children’s Museum, which features interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for children. The historic Boston Fish Pier offers stunning harbor views and fresh seafood options, while the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking trail, passes through Boston’s historic landmarks including Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere’s House.

San Antonio Beer FestivalThe Seaport District is also known for its diverse dining options. Legal Harborside is a multi-floor restaurant offering fresh seafood with stunning views of the Boston Harbor. Row 34 is a popular spot for oysters and craft beer, known for its relaxed atmosphere and delicious seafood dishes. Yankee Lobster Co. is a casual seafood market and eatery offering classic New England dishes such as lobster rolls and clam chowder. The Barking Crab is a laid-back seafood shack with a fun, nautical theme, perfect for enjoying fresh seafood in a relaxed setting. For beer enthusiasts, Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall is located nearby and offers a great place to sample local brews and enjoy a casual meal.

Parking Information

Parking at the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal is convenient and accessible. Here are the details:

  • Black Falcon Parking Garage: Located at 12 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, this garage is the primary parking facility for cruise passengers. It is a short walk from the terminal and offers both short-term and long-term parking options.
  • EDIC Parking Lots: Additional parking is available at the nearby EDIC lots, located at 8 Fid Kennedy Avenue, Boston, MA 02210. Shuttle services are often provided from these lots to the terminal.
  • Rates and Reservations: Parking rates vary based on the duration of your stay. It is recommended to check the official Flynn Cruiseport Boston website for current rates and to make reservations in advance, especially during peak cruise seasons.

Getting to the Terminal

The Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal is easily accessible by car, taxi, and public transportation. There are several parking options available for cruise passengers, and the terminal is also serviced by the Silver Line, providing convenient access to and from Logan International Airport.


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