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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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Lovely River Tour

We took the River Cruise on June 22nd and it was a beautiful day. It was nice to get a view of Boston from the river. The tour guide/bartender was very amusing and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We took the River Cruise on June 22nd and it was a beautiful day. It was nice to get a view of Boston from the river. The tour guide/bartender was very amusing and knowledgeable, however she had a heavy Bostonian accent. Thankfully we had already been in Boston a couple days already so didn't have a problem understanding her. This... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This tour came as an included bonus with our Upper Deck Trolley tour. The boat trip was simply splendid. Jade our guide delivered an informative talk as we puttered along at the maximum 6mph. The boat was comfortable and offered splendid viewing opportunities around 360 degrees. From the landing you travel up river to Harvard University and then back again.... 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 Ian! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us! We are very lucky to have such wonderful tour guides, and our boats certainly allow for some amazing views. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Long Island, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had absolutely perfect weather for the tour. The tourguide/bartender/history buff was extremely knowledgeable and included personal stories with information/history of the area. Well worth it!

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us Gwen! We are so lucky to have an amazing staff here at Charles Riverboat Company, and great weather is always a bonus! We hope to see you again soon. More 

San Francisco
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Discovered this while in Cambridge. You embark near the Cambridge shopping mall. 90 minute river cruise; moderately priced but well worth it. Entirely narrated; a lot of fascinating history and great views you would not get to see otherwise. Nice for families, couples or even solos. If you're short on time while visiting Boston, I highly recommend this 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 Linda! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and we agree that the views that you see aboard are truly one of a kind! We hope you come back to visit us soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

For only $20.00 you get an hour tour of the Charles river and fantastic view of Boston's architecture. Tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable.

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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 certainly are proud of our tour guides for being so wonderful. We are glad to hear that you had such a pleasant experience with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Delray Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As returning Bostonians, we wanted to do something we had never done during our weekend in the city and seeing Boston and Cambridge from the water on a Charles Riverboat Company Architectural tour was amazing! Boston by Foot has led excellent walking tours for years but they are collaborating with Charles Riverboat Company for a 90 mins narrated tour of... 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 agree that Boston by Foot does a wonderful job narrating this tour. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Have been living in Cambridge for 5 years now and decided to take the architecture tour this past weekend. My wife and I loved it and learned a lot about our home! It helped that the weather was perfect and there were only 2 other people on the boat with us. Great views of downtown with very informative and thorough... 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 Christopher! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise, and we agree that it is a great way to see the city whether you are visiting or have lived here for years. We hope to see you again soon on one of our other cruises, and thank you... More 

Topsham, Maine
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We took this tour the first afternoon we were in Boston -- perfect weather, just enough tourism to get our stay on track. Good (if a bit overenthusiastic) tour guides who pointed out everything along the Charles River for an hour. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

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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, Barbara! We are so happy to hear that you are satisfied with your experience cruising with us. We hope to see you on one of our cruises again! More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A good view of Boston from the Charles River. A well conducted tour covering the sights and history of the two sides of the river. Showing the old and new buildings. As an old rowing man I was upset that they turned round before the Harvard boathouse. For another 10 minutes on the tour this could be covered and 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, John! We agree that the views along the Charles River are certainly breathtaking! Thank you for your suggestion regarding the Harvard Boathouse, we hope to see you again on one of our other cruises this summer! More 

Cologne
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362 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We’d looked forward to “Boston’s only architecture cruise” – and there were some highlights, most of which were down in the locks when the water level sank rapidly to get us from one part of the Charles River to another. We’re both very interested in architecture and thus already have some background knowledge, but sadly we got lost in a... More 

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Additional Information about Charles Riverboat Company

Address: Address: 100 CambridgeSide Place, Suite 320, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: 617.621.3001
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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