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Providence Riverboat Tour

Although a very hot day, it was a very interesting tour. Love the use of the binoculars! Staff... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
leru420
Awesome, educational boat tour!!

We've taken this tour quite a few times now at their different locations. It's a great experience... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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28 Water St, East Providence, RI 02914-5022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was so knowledgeable and charming, I can not wait to go again. I love being spoon fed information, while enjoying the sites

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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and for this review! We can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed June 7, 2018

My family loved this tour. We went on a cloudy day and still were able to see quite a bit. My 4.5 year old son enjoyed the scavenger hunt they provided, and my husband and father both enjoyed learning about the history of the area.

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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy that you joined us and had a great time! Hope to see you again

Reviewed October 17, 2017

Took the history tour on Sunday - it was very, very nice - informative I learned a lot. Nice little cruise and educational all @ the same time. Loved it.

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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you so much, Kimberly! Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again on one of our tours. We have unique tours leaving from Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket this year

Reviewed September 26, 2017

I've taken all three tours with my wife. The ticketing and operations were all very professional. The tour guides were very friendly and informative. The tour takes you though areas along the River which are extremely important from an environmental and historical perspective. It was...More

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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hi James! Thank you so much for joining us on three tours!!! We appreciate you taking our tours and your comments here Hope to see you again. We have unique tours leaving from Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket this year

Reviewed September 13, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the 45 minute cruise along the river. Our tour guide Zach was well-informed, friendly, and enthusiastic. It was his first time leading the tour and he did a wonderful job. We saw lots of wildlife, including osprey, cormorants, herons, and...More

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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate you joining us and for your positive comments Look forward to seeing you again We have unique tours leaving from Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket this year

Reviewed August 2, 2017

A beautiful way to see the river with knowledgeable staff and beautiful scenery. My in laws loved it. Thank you

Thank Fable409
TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Explorer River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hi! That's so great to hear! Glad that you and your family loved the tour. We hope to see you again! Come back anytime :) Tours start back up in late May

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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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