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Charles Riverboat Company

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Address: 100 CambridgeSide Place, Suite 320, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: 617.621.3001
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Description: Charles Riverboat Company offers our guests the best views of Boston and...
Charles Riverboat Company offers our guests the best views of Boston and Cambridge on our Sightseeing Tours, Sunset Cruises, and Architecture Cruises. Our tours depart daily from the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall from May through October, with special prices for children, seniors, and groups. Join us aboard the Charles I, Henry Longfellow, or Lexington for an interesting and relaxing local experience on the Charles River and Boston Harbor.
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Pleasant trip on the Charles

We took one of the river tours and found it a good way to learn about the city from the water. The tour guide was informative and entertaining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Don G
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took one of the river tours and found it a good way to learn about the city from the water. The tour guide was informative and entertaining.

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CharlesRiverboat, Public Relations Manager at Charles Riverboat Company, responded to this review

Thank you Don for taking the time to review us! We are glad to hear that you had a good time and hope to see you again. More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great way to experience Boston & Cambridge is on the Charles River Tour. A very informative & enjoyable guide. Choice the Charles Riverboat Co. for wonderful views on the Charles River & Boston Harbor & all kinds of information concerning Beautiful Boston

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We opted for the architecture tour and have to say the 90 minute experience was well worth it. The narrator was simply awesome as she knew her stuff and provided so much information about the history and the buildings, wharves of Boston. One of Boston must do.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I purchased a Groupon for this and not knowing exactly what it was I was surprised. First, If you drive in, parking at the Galleria is inexpensive. Second, You pick up your tickets right outside the Galleria and on the canal. Third, THE BOAT WAS "SPOTLESS" The only downside is that the boat was 5 minutes late and there was... More 

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Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A fun way to learn about the city of Boston. An enjoyable boat ride for any age. Good narration. Very organized check in. Great idea when bringing friends new to the area.

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DANVERS,MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Informative tour around the Charles , you will learn things you never knew about points of interest , lovely views of the sailboats and crew !

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Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took the Architecture Cruise on Labor Day weekend. Super convenient loading immediately out the back door of the main level of the Cambridgeside Galleria mall, and parking is only $3.99 for 10 hours on Sundays. I also had a Groupon for the cruise itself. Call in advance for a reservation number and write it down - they had a little... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I loved this little sailing around Boston; this Cruise goes at a slow pace so you can enjoy the beauty from different points and angles. It last around an hour. The guide was very prepared and also very funny, I really enjoyed this ride; totally recomend it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went on the sunset cruise. It was a nice easy boat ride especially for someone who normally gets seasick. The cost was only $17 for an hour boat ride. The cruise included great views of the city. There are plenty of photo opportunities, especially on a clear summer evening. There is some classic music and a bar on board.... More 

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CharlesRiverboat, Public Relations Manager at Charles Riverboat Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and post pictures on Trip Advisor. We love seeing action shots of the river! We love our location at the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall just for that reason: places to eat, easy and cheap parking, shopping, and the list continues! Please like us on Facebook and we hope to see you cruising... More 

Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

1. Improve your speaker system please, it was scratchy and hard to listen to. 2. Nice clean boat. Staff was very kind. 3. Narrator/Guide/Shouter: We don't want to hear a laundry list of architects shouted at us. Please relate an interesting story or anecdote about the architects or buildings, I paid money to hear something interesting. And for heaven's sake,... More 

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CharlesRiverboat, Public Relations Manager at Charles Riverboat Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will pass along this message to our general manager as well as our maintenance crew to make sure the quality of sound is perfect. It sounds like you were onboard our Architecture Tour. I will pass this message along to Boston by Foot who provides the tour guides for those cruises. We pride ourselves... More 

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