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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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The Charles River Cruise is an ideal choice for someone looking for a quick, conveniently located tour of the Boston and Cambridge Skylines, and an entertaining take on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Mississauga, Canada

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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Charles River Cruise is an ideal choice for someone looking for a quick, conveniently located tour of the Boston and Cambridge Skylines, and an entertaining take on the culture and history of the cities.

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was a nice boat ride, but it wasn't much of a tour. The microphones didn't work well and our tour guide, Steve, from Walk Boston, just rambled on in a low monotone, even when those of us in the back of the boat told him we couldn't hear him. The tour wasn't full, and everyone chose a window seat.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Did the daytime river cruise. Nice cruise. Great tour guide (Molly), who shared lots of information about the sights. They were having sound system issues, which were really interrupting the flow of the tour. In spite of the issues, I highly recommend this company because they went the extra mile to correct the issue with the sound system... having someone... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Took this 1 hour tour after booking it on Groupon. It leaves from the rear of the mall which was very convenient as we were staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel across the street. It was a very nice tour of the riverfront, going all the way down to Harvard and back. Got to see a lot of Boston's riverfront... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Overall, a very good and relaxing cruise. Very informative, and not your typical Boston history tour.

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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 Gregg! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we take pride in how unique our tours are. We hope to see you again sometime. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited the sunset cruise with my wife and it was very good. The cruise lasted around an hour and 15 minutes. It was very peaceful. We enjoyed the scenery of our city. They also have a bar on the cruise. Bottom line, Great cruise for couples.

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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 Francisco! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise, and we agree that is a great event for couples to do together. We hope to see you aboard another one of our boats in the future. More 

Burlington ma
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the second time we have just decided to take a nice ride on the Charles.The first time was a sunset cruise which it proceeded to downpour the whole time ! It was date-night so it was still fun. This day it was cool and sunny perfect boat weather we enjoyed it so much ! Each time we enjoyed... 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! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and are planning to return. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took a river cruise as part of our Go Boston card. Tour lasted an hour, and our guide was Taylor who was interesting and informative, but light hearted and amusing. A chance to have a seat after a lot of walking. Snacks available on board. Would definitely recommend.

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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! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we agree that our guides certainly are wonderful. We hope that you will join us again this summer. More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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258 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We hopped off our Upper Deck tour bus at the CambridgeSide Galleria stop to take in the Charles River Cruise, which was included in the bus tour package. Having been avid cruising sailors for years, Mrs. Too and I were both much impressed to see that the boat’s crew was all female, she especially, since boating is so essentially a... 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 Ben! We certainly have a wonderful crew, and are lucky to have so many wonderful female employees with us this summer. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and had the opportunity to take some great pictures! We hope to see you around again soon. More 

EL PASO, TEXAS
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

best to get there is the green line. its by the cambridge galleria and i wasnt expecting much but man! it was such a nice cruise down the river. you can see boston on one side and cambridge on the other, it was so beautiful and the narrative from the tour guide was very good. i highly recommend it.

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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! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us. We agree that it is one of the best views of Boston and Cambridge, and that our tour guides certainly are excellent! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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