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Our 40-passenger tour boat will bring you on an intriguing and relaxing tour in the Blackstone River Valley. For the last 25 years, hundreds of thousands of passengers have come to learn and discover interesting facts about Rhode Island’s Blackstone...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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28 Water St, East Providence, RI 02914-5022
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This tour boat changes tour locations during the year. East Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket. We took the Woonsocket tour, leaving from a section near a new park area. They have completed a section of the bike path there that is worth exploring by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Nice relaxing trip with tons of interesting information. So intriguing to see stuff we often drive by from a totally new perspective. What a fun and memorable birthday present to give my friends!

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Knowledgeable people. Enjoyable people. Hoped to go up the Blackstone a little more so that was a little disappointing. The price was excellent, Friendly people. Good docking area Al's was $$$ but great place for lunch. Lynn Kent

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Twelve of us from our church--average age 70+-did the Providence end of the river cruise on a hot July afternoon. The staff was very helpful in assisting those in need of extra support walking down the ramp and boarding the craft. We had a good...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

I was hoping for more history. I asked a question of the guide after the trip and she gave me quite a complete answer; it was very interesting. It should have been in the tour. The ship

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

relaxing and very informative. the boat itself was very clean and well equipped and the crew knowledgeable and professional

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Although a very hot day, it was a very interesting tour. Love the use of the binoculars! Staff was very friendly and informative. I would suggest purchasing tickets on line - the process was very easy.

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Date of experience: July 2018
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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us on an Explorer River Tour from East Providence! We appreciate you coming on a hot day and for the kind words about our staff and tour! Hope to see you again

Reviewed July 10, 2018

We've taken this tour quite a few times now at their different locations. It's a great experience and you get great information from the staff regarding the history and ecological facts of the areas. They make it interesting for children as well! Would highly recommend...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We truly appreciate your kind review and that you continue to join us the various tour locations!!!

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Perfect for families. There were ages 2, 9, 11 and 3 adults with even a lifejacket for the little one. There were activity sheets to fill out for the children and binoculars too.

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Date of experience: June 2018
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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thanks so much! Glad you and your family had a great time!

Reviewed June 28, 2018

This was a fantastic, fun experience for all ages! Our tour guide was informative and interactive! They really give you a look at the Blackstone River with a history lesson all at once and it is beautiful! I highly recommend this family friendly, inexpensive tour...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

We do strive for everyone to had a great time on the Explorer at an affordable price. So happy that you could join us and had a great time! Hope to see you again as the boat moves to different locations with new tours around...More

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joeshansky1
July 7, 2018|
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​The Explorer is handicap accessible and can accommodate non-motorized wheelchairs. The docks vary at each location, so we ask that you please contact us before your trip that way we can best assist you/your group
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