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Providence River Boat Company

Providence, RI, USA
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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 29th 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 & 2019. 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!
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50 minutes
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30 minutes
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Ellie S wrote a review Yesterday
Danvers, Massachusetts3 contributions
Small up and down tour of the canal. Nice jazzy music on in the background. You are on a small boat with other adults (booze on board) so no kid distractions. I definitely agree to bring your own cooler, they have some wine, but only give you a touch to wet the lips and get the sensation. But a small soft cooler with a few glasses and your choice of etc would be perfect. The boat is small, you will sit around perimeter, no tables, it is cozy sitting, but open top, no cover. The crew also does the talking tours during the day so you can get him going about the history if your interested, really nice crew. They are locals, and look like they have a good time and enjoy their jobs which is great. Good for the price 👍
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Steve wrote a review Jun 19
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We loved the experience which was a perfect combination of history with a little comedy thrown in periodically. I’m not sure how many guides they have but we enjoyed Captain Tom, shown on the image, very much.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Misty wrote a review Jun 12
Denton, Texas2 contributions
Loved the tour with Tim! He was so informative and funny. Would def recommend! 10/10!! Loved the boat ride and especially all the history about Providence and its fierce spirit of independence.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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susan c wrote a review Jun 6
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The tour guides where very informative and loved the ghost stories. You got to see a lot of the buildings in providence and learn their history as well as the history of the waterway.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Matthew B wrote a review Jun 4
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Very knowledgeable. Nice relaxing tour on the river. Good to start visit of providence to get an idea of what to do. Neat learning about history of city.
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