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Charles Riverboat Company

100 CambridgeSide Place, Suite 320, Cambridge, MA 02141
617.621.3001
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Ranked #4 of 11 activities in Cambridge
Type: Tours
Owner description: Charles Riverboat Company offers our guests the best views of Boston and Cambridge on our Sightseeing Tours, Sunset Cruises, and Architecture Cruises.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a romantic evening with a sunset in the background then the Charles Riverboat Company Sunset Cruise is the way to go. There is a bar on board and the hour long trip down the Charles River is scenic and the ride ends with a spectacular sunset.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Took the architecture tour. Great tour. Good narrator, boat has amenities (bar, bathroom). If anything, the 90 minutes went by too fast; if anything, the cruise could be longer (it would've been nice to go farther down the river towards Fenway).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This was nice, but on the sunset cruise there is no narrative of what you see along the way. That would have made it nicer for me. It takes a little more than an hour. We couldn't find an approximate time in any of the information.

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Dallas, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we booked online for their 60-minute Charles River Sightseeing Tour. The departure point is well-signposted upon entering CambridgeSide Galleria Mall, and the boarding procedure is efficiently handled. The booth staff and crew make you feel very welcome. Our tour was not full, so there was plenty water-side seating available (some with windows, some open air). This... More

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

Thank you for your response John. We are glad you enjoyed the trip and thank you for giving many details about the cruise in your review. We love how you remembered all the bridges you went under! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The cruise exceeded my expectations. Had a private charter with 35 in my group. Open bar with cheese and humus. Charles river thru the locks into Boston Harbor. Everyone was very friendly, service was perfect and the Captain provided just the right amount of information about the sites. We were very close to the Boston shore and saw all the... More

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

Thank you Jack for cruising and reviewing the Charles River Boat Co. We are so glad that your charter exceeded your expectations. We LOVE to hear that! Thanks again and hope to see you back on board with us soon! More

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just rode the riverboat this week. Our guide Donna was excellent! Learned lots during the trip. Very nice, leisurely ride thanks to Capt Rick. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you Eleanor for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and we will let Donna and Rich know that you had a great cruise! More

South Carolina, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We planned to go on this cruise with our Boston Go Card (package). They don't take reservations, at least not from "package" people, but assured us there would be no problem. We walked there after touring MIT, and were told our chosen time was sold out, as were all the rest of the day. Other people were already complaining to... More

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Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This tour of Boston Harbor and the Charles River, 90 minutes long and back and forth through the locks is not to be missed! The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and provided interesting information about both the buildings along the route as well as the neighborhoods and history of Boston and Cambridge (but not in such detail that it was... More

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

Thank you for cruising with us on our Architecture Tour! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and we agree that it is great for people visiting the city or natives who just want a different perspective of the area. Thank you for taking the time to review us and please join us on our other cruises! More

Gardner, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Took this tour as a part of a package deal & so very glad we did! Beautiful day in Boston today an even better having been on the morning cruise! Staff weren't overly friendly but knew their history. The tour is amazing lasting about 90 minutes. Sit back & relax because this is must do when your in Boston!

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

Thanks Susan for taking the time to write a response for our river cruise! We are glad you think it is a must do in Boston! We love the pictures you took! Please feel free to like us on Facebook and post them on there! We hope you come back and join us again! More

Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family and I took this Charles River Cruise using a Groupon package but I would have paid full price. I'm sure that the tour guides provide different experiences, but our guide was awesome! Very informative and funny. Great way to spend an hour, especially when you can go off the boat (or before) into Cambridge Side Mall and get... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip down the river and your ice cream. Glad that we could add some new information and humor into your day! Please join us again if you are in the area! More

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