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Haunted Boat Tours provided by Providence River Boat Company

Haunted Boat Tours
4.5
Book in advance
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$39.00
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Allow Captain Peter, and our guest guides from Providence Ghost Tours to introduce you to some of Providence's longest-lingering residents as you cruise throughout our waterways. Surrounded by the moon-lit bridges, cobblestone walkways and century-old parks of downtown, you will learn of our capital city's dearly-deceased-but-not-so-departed residents; local literary giants and humble servants alike; their restless souls still stirring among the living. Climb aboard...they've been waiting for you! Tour Availability: Sunday & Wednesday evenings ONLY Please Note: Halloween, Sunday, October 31 and Day of the Dead on Monday, November 1: These Haunted "Boo-zy" Boat Rides include complimentary wine and prosecco. Ages 21+ only, increased ticket fare for those dates only.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 73241P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional). Our Captains and Crew appreciate your cash gratuities!
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks are available for purchase next door, or you may BYOB.
  • Price does not include parking fees. There is free & metered parking throughout our neighborhood.
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 15 Bridge St, Providence, RI 02903, USA Check-in 15 min prior to your tour. If you arrive after our scheduled departure time, you will miss the tour and you will forfeit your ticket fare. No-shows are charged the full fare paid.There is a pay parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Tockwotton Sts, or on-street parking throughout the area.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional). Our Captains and Crew appreciate your cash gratuities!
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks are available for purchase next door, or you may BYOB.
  • Price does not include parking fees. There is free & metered parking throughout our neighborhood.
Departure details
  • 15 Bridge St, Providence, RI 02903, USA Check-in 15 min prior to your tour. If you arrive after our scheduled departure time, you will miss the tour and you will forfeit your ticket fare. No-shows are charged the full fare paid.There is a pay parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Tockwotton Sts, or on-street parking throughout the area.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 9, 2021
A note from Haunted Boat Tours
Unvaccinated patrons are required to wear a facial mask at all times. Thank you!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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thecraiger
10 contributions
Evening on the spooky river!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Just to learn the history of the city regarding ghosts and odd happenings, also the history of the river and bridges and past events
Written September 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristin S
Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate your business, thanks for enjoying a ghost tour with us!
Written September 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Judy T
2 contributions
A fun & spooky evening ride
Sep 2021
All three of us loved it! The haunted stories were great & told by an excellent story teller--we appreciate someone who knows how to tell a good story! The scenic ride was lovely & peaceful and a great setting for the spooky tales. Both the ship's captain and the storyteller worked well together to make the outing fun and memorable!
Written September 6, 2021
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Susan S
3 contributions
Entertaining ghost tales
Very entertaining ghost tales on a very beautiful Summer’s night. Would definitely recommend to anyone. My 16 year old loved it as well
Written August 19, 2021
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ChewInRI
East Greenwich, RI1,841 contributions
Lovely evening out on the water with a great tour
Jun 2021
Had a great evening out with Providence River Boat Company and their partnership with Providence Ghost tours. We had a wonderful private trip arranged for a friend's birthday party. It just happened that we had the most perfect weather and it was just a perfect evening out on the water. Captain Tim was great. and by that it means that we arrived back safely and in comfort. Can't ask for anything more from the captain.
Our host from Ghost Tours was excellent. She had great storytelling ability and engaged with everyone on the boat.

I'd hightly recommend this tour. You get great views of Providence from the river and the basin and some great Providence history lessons at the same time!
Written June 7, 2021
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Kristin S
Thanks for the awesome review Matthew! Our collaborations with local businesses are very important to us, we all need to work together in this industry, and we just love the ladies over at the Providence Ghost Tours! Thanks for coming down for a tour last month, we appreciate your business!
Written July 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa T
Hampton, CT54 contributions
Spooky Providence
Jul 2020
What a fun summer night on the water in Providence. Our tour guide was an excellent story teller. Enjoyed the spooky stories and the beautiful city. Our captain was great as well. We look forward to going again and recommend it!
Written August 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristin S
Thanks for joining us for a Haunted Boat Ride! These have been a huge hit this season and we LOVE the feedback. We really appreciate your support Lisa, thank you!
Written August 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MBean
East Providence, RI111 contributions
Beautiful city view from the river!
I was on the providence River Haunted Boat Tour this past Wednesday! The captain and guide were fantastic! It was so interesting to hear about the haunted history of the city! My favorite part though was the view of the city at night from the river! Absolutely beautiful! I only wish it was longer with more stories!
Written August 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for joining us for one of our Haunted Boat Tours! They're new this year, so we love the feedback. As we are fine-tuning the tours this first season, we may consider making them longer next year, but for now the hour trip seems to work. Your input is very helpful, however! And we agree, the view of Providence from the boats at night is so beautiful! Thanks again, we really appreciate your review!
Written September 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juliebfromindy
Indianapolis, IN2,127 contributions
Spooky History
This tour is on a pontoon boat with a great boat captain and Kelly your tour guide!! Loved being on the water and hearing those great stories. Kelly has a great story telling presence and really captivates you with her stories. The captain was also entertaining with his stories of transformation of the city. If you don’t want to walk and hear ghost stories then the boat ride is for you. Really enjoyed our time on the river. I would suggest you bring along a light jacket as it does get breezy on the water. There are a few steps you must be able to do and you do walk on a floating dock.
Written June 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristin S
Thank you for the great review Julie! We're so glad that you enjoyed your Haunted Boat Tour with Kelly and Captain Peter. Hope to see you aboard soon!
Written January 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michele F
4 contributions
Haunted Boat Tour
Jun 2019 • Friends
I had the pleasure of being on the first Haunted Boat Tour. Captain Peter and our guide, Kelly were wonderful! Both were very knowledgeable, with great stories to tell. Beautiful ride on the river, learning some of the eerie history of Providence. Thanks for a fun night!
Written June 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristin S
Thank you so much Michele! We are absolutely thrilled that our inaugural haunted boat tour was a success. A lot of thought went into this new tour and we are so happy that you enjoyed it. We appreciate your business, thanks for the great review!
Written June 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Providence River Boat Company
barbaralW4219JR
barbaralW4219JR
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Perfect evening in Providence!
We have done this before and loved it so we brought two other couples this time who had not been to Waterfire. The
nisha274
nisha274
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Great tour guide; excellent tour
Captain Peter was an excellent tour guide! He was funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. The boat itself seats about 1
435marybethw
435marybethw
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My daughter was almost eaten by fire
Unfortunately it rained on us it was very windy, but the play of fire light on the water was fascinating. We did it
Whitney K
Whitney K
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Wonderful time
We had such a lovely time... Even in the rain! Captain Peter was so knowledgeable about the history of Providence.
jmcotto1
jmcotto1
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Beautiful
Wonderful experience. Be there earlier than your boat time so you see the opening ceremony. Also, so you find the
HappyInDenver
HappyInDenver
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Fun and interesting!!
Though I had seen all the positive reviews on this tour, I was slightly skeptical as most of the reviews focused so
631pamr
631pamr
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Excellent
Great River tour. So much history, we really enjoyed it. Guide was really knowledgeable about the history of Rhode
Patricia W
Patricia W
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A hidden gem
Despite some drizzle..it was great...I took 4 people who had never heard of it! They loved it! Our guide was great
TraceyZ42
TraceyZ42
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Great thing to do with a group
Our tour guide was friendly, humorous, and knowledgeable. Even though I have lived in RI for years, I learned a lot
lisamC496DM
lisamC496DM
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Twilight River Cruise
It was a nice cruise on the river sipping Prosecco. It was a cloudy night but it was getting dark so the lights fro
SHR123456789
SHR123456789
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Great party idea
We chartered a boat for a two-hour private Birthday party. Everyone had a blast and it was a super fun idea for a
Stephanie D
Stephanie D
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Nice, but not worth the money to me
Very relaxing, informative boat tour of downtown Providence. Our guide was informative, but not too welcoming. I di
P1612DMjamiec
P1612DMjamiec
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Fun and Interesting
Very enjoyable trip with Captain Peter. We were ages 14 to 78, and we all learned a lot of interesting Providence f
JMCLSCMAC
JMCLSCMAC
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Great relaxing cruise
We took the Twilight River Cruise and had a great time. The captain and his host were both welcoming and friendly.
Kia S
Kia S
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Very fun and relaxing tour!
Very cute and fun tour of Providence. A good length and very relaxing and to see the center of the city.
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