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Address: 100 CambridgeSide Place, Suite 320, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: 617.621.3001
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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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excellent views & wonderful staff

worth taking the cruise in the evening just before sunset, you get amazing views. The staff were enthusiastic, pleasing and happy to answer any queries that you may have. Worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This was a really good activity to help get a bearing on the set up of Boston and Cambridge. Narration was great and the captain managed to make it so we didn't run over the rowers that were hogging the river preparing for a race!

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Thank MrsBaum
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

On a beautiful fall day we took the Architecture tour with the Charles Riverboat Co. It was narrated by a docent from Boston by Foot. She did a great job. The tour encompassed the significant architecture of Boston from the vantage of the Inner harbor and Charles River-a beautiful perspective. The company is accessed through the Cambridgeside Galleria(food court side).... More 

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Hesingue, France
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was a wonderful boat trip, the narrator certainly knew his stuff! Drinks and snacks were served. Enjoyable way to spend a spare hour on a wonderful city trip.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

worth taking the cruise in the evening just before sunset, you get amazing views. The staff were enthusiastic, pleasing and happy to answer any queries that you may have. Worth the money.

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1 Thank K K
Freeport, Maine
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed an hour and half narrated cruise out on Boston Bay and down the Charles River. Very informative guide. Comfortable seating. Lovely views. Luckily had a perfect day to take advantage of the last day of my groupon! Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Trvlvt
New York
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87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went shopping to Cambridge Galleria Mall and I saw these cruises departing from the entrance of the galleria. The following morning I showed up and chose between three different options. I went to the Architectural Tour which was a one and a half absolutely magic tour on Charles River. Not only Boston showed it beauty from the river but... More 

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Washington, DC
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114 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I found a Groupon for the architecture river cruise, so my friend and I decided to try it. We were lucky enough to pick a perfect day weather-wise. The cruise is interesting and scenic, starting in a canal, then going out to the Charles River and Boston Harbor. It was narrated by a wonderfully knowledgeable guide from Boston by Foot,... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice trip over the Charles River. Some nice views from Boston. Not that exciting, it is a relaxing boat trip to get off your feet.

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Oslo, Norway
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369 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Charming discovery of Boston and Cambridge from the boat. Great stories told by the guide. It comes for free with hop on hop off ticket. Check out departure times as boats do not leave as often as the bus.

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مدينة الكويت, الكويت
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

it was a nice historical information about Boston ma .. you can see the old city and most of the attractions in Boston ma .. also you can try the dinner cruise .....

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