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Essex River Cruises & Charters

Essex, MA, USA
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About Essex River Cruises & Charters
"Enjoy a scenic river excursion that captures the essence of New England " -Boston Globe. 1 1/2 hour narrated cruises, along the calm waters of the Essex River. Glide back in time, past islands, dunes & beaches formed by glaciers. See historic mansions, shipyards, saltmarsh farms, rare birds, wildlife, and stunning scenery. Charters &Clambakes. Restroom onboard, free parking, handicaped accessible, cards taken, and bar available. We also specialize in customizable private charters, perfect for corporate outings, birthdays, weddings, celebrations, and family reunions. Our private events range from New England Clambakes or BBQs on secluded tidal beaches to cocktail cruises. All charters are unique and planned your way with a variety of catering and bar options.
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Melanie P wrote a review Oct 2021
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A beautiful river cruise! Wonderful staff, loved hearing about the history of the area. Lots of delicious cider doughnut and apple cider. A lovely afternoon cruise!
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lhutchings932 wrote a review Oct 2021
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I recently enjoyed a 2-hour cider and donut cruise with friends. We thought our captain Jesse was a great storyteller and we learned so much about the area and loved hearing about the history. Having blankets for passengers was greatly appreciated. I did expect this to be about the natural history and ecology as well and didn't really feel like that was shared. Also, there was no hands-on or science to see or do onboard and for 2 hours of sitting I was a bit bored. Even a poster or visual aid or some kind of artifact to pass around would have added to the trip. I will book again earlier in the fall when there will likely be more birds around. Thank you.
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Donald S wrote a review Oct 2021
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Enjoyed our Cider and Doughnut Fall Cruise to close. out the season followed by dinner at Woodman's. It was a great way to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
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Cam H wrote a review Oct 2021
Essex, Massachusetts3 contributions
While I’ve lived in the town of Essex for over 7 years now, I first took the scenic fall foliage cruise down the Essex River with Essex River Cruises this month (October 2021) and I was so impressed with the experience; friendly and knowledgeable staff, funny and interesting anecdotes about the river, the town and the surrounding area, great vistas and spectacular foliage. The boat feels very safe, I enjoyed that I was able to purchase a beverage onboard, in short - we had a blast and would do this again when friends and family are in town.
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BeentjesFamily wrote a review Oct 2021
Memphis, Tennessee41 contributions23 helpful votes
Hard to see close up, the beautiful river of Essex, but through this tour you are able to see it all. Beautiful nature, knowledgeable and friendly guides (Jesse was the driver). Bring a jacket for when it’s colder, and you will enjoy every single second of this tour (and you can buy a drink as well on the boat).
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