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Providence River Boat Company

393 reviews
About Providence River Boat Company
Climb aboard one of our open-air, 18 passenger vessels and discover the historic and contemporary milestones of the Providence waterways on our 50-minute narrated tours! Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor, as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest. On WaterFire evenings, we offer unparalleled views of this award-winning artistic installation from sunset to midnight. We are celebrating our 27th season this year, and were recently named as RI Monthly's Best of Rhode Island "Best Local Tour" (2018), the "Best City Tour" by Yankee Magazine (2017), "Member of the Year" by the Providence Convention & Visitors Bureau (2016) and have received "Certificates of Excellence" from TripAdvisor in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Walk-ups are always welcome, but are not guaranteed, so please make a reservation prior to your arrival. We hope to see you aboard soon!
Certificate of Excellence
Providence, RI
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Tours and Tickets by Providence River Boat Company
Tours from Providence River Boat Company tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
Narrated Boat Tours
$23.00 per adult
Haunted Boat Tours
$30.00 per adult
Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal
$40.00 per adult
Vineyard Voyages
$48.00 per adult
Fireworks Boat Rides
$75.00 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite experiences in Providence. We did an evening tour and the weather and timing were perfect. We cruised up and down the river in the evening as it was getting cooler and saw the sunset and lights come on in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful customer service from the start! A fun way to enjoy the beauty of WaterFire. Love the discount starting at 9:30. Thank You for a great ending to a wonderful evening with friends!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Smooth sailing on this trip. It was very relaxing and scenic, a great way to get familiar with Providence for a first time trip! Had a wonderful time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Tom, the captain, has a great voice to tell you about the interesting and historical tidbits and facts of the Providence downtown area and water ways. An interesting, informative fully enjoyable and excellent journey on the water! Recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were able to book last minute and get on an awesome wine tour. The wine and cheese pairings were delicious and the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the stunning views and I’d highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cori84
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The tour left bang on time and was really interesting for a first-time visitor to Providence. To be recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ColinRH
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to see and learn about Providence. Captain Tom is great and we actually saw him and the tour on YouTube first. Easy to get to and you sea a side of Providence you’ll miss otherwise. Highly recommend this tour. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I travel a lot for work and one thing I try to do wherever I am is catch a boat ride when possible. RI is home to me so I took this ride with company who were visiting but wondered why I had never done...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tour! Enjoyed the information! And being on the river! Gave us lots of great ideas for sites to visit later in the day! Thanks!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bridget V
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Locals being tourists. Offers a unique perspective of Providence while enjoying a leisurely boat ride along the Providence River. Affordable and different night out with friends. Highly recommend it!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlene A
May 16, 2018|
Response from Kristin S | Property representative |
Hi Charlene, We can accommodate up to (18) passengers on each boat. If you had a large group, we could run both both simultaneously. Thank you! Kristin
May 2, 2018|
Response from Kristin S | Property representative |
Good morning! Daytime tours and sunset cruises are $22 adults, $20 seniors 65+, $15 children 12 and under. 10% off for fire/police/ems/military on daytime tours and sunset cruises. WaterFire rides are $35. Our season... More
November 12, 2017|
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Response from Kristin S | Property representative |
Weather permitting, yes!! We like to try to open in late April, if the weather cooperates with us....I am building next seasons schedule this week, and will have it completely tweaked, open and available for booking. If we... More