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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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Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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239 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 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 21 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 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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181 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I wasn't overly impressed when I first got on the boat. The boat is well-maintained, most of the seats are inside. There's a few in the sun in front. They serve refreshments on board. A ounce beer is $6.75. But the tour narration made it simply AWESOME! We took the regular afternoon tour. They also offer an architecture and a... More 

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

Sheila, thanks for taking the time to review us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. We try to make the tours as entertaining and unique as possible, and are happy to hear that you would like to return! Each of our tour guides give a unique tour, so you never know which one you will... More 

Lakeville
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Last minute day trip to Boston... What a great one hour relaxing boat tour and history tour for parents as well as kids ... We were on the Henry Longfellow boat and will definitely back soon, hopefully for a sunset cruise.

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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 Sasha! We are so happy that your last minute trip turned out to be a good one! Come visit us again this summer. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wedding was on the Riverboat Lexington. The Lexington is a custom designed 75’ authentic two level paddle wheel boat cruising the Boston Harbor. Lisa McKennon is fabulous to work with. The whole day was so smooth. I didn't have to worry about a thing, Lisa and her company took care of everything. I can't really do this company justice... 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 Laura! We are so happy that we got to be a part of your special day. We certainly have a great team here at Charles Riverboat, and we make every effort possible to ensure that your event goes smoothly! We hope to see you aboard one of our vessels again soon. More 

Georgetown, Indiana
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Took the river cruise in June...a little overcast but the weather did not detract one bit from the trip....very informative...the guide knew tons of interesting details and had a story at every turn. Great views of the city. Well worth them time and money. Highly 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 glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself on our tour, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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 yourself on our cruise. The majority of our tour guides are from the Boston area, which provides guests with a uniquely personal tour. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Oswego, New York
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87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There exist attractions in Boston that will allow you to relax for a time. This hour long narrated cruise is one of them. Sailing along the Charles River you are told things about Boston and Cambridge that most likely you do not know. These small riverboats offer comfortable seating as cool breezes blow in through the open sides. The cruise... 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 had a good time with us, we aim for our cruises to be relaxing and still provide entertainment. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

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Additional Information about Charles Riverboat Company

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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