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Providence River Boat Company

575 S Water St, Fox Point Marina, Providence, RI 02903-4344
+1 401-580-2628
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Lots of history in an enjoyable way

Captain Tom was very good, extremely knowledgeable, and had lots of stories for us! He answered all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Traveller123456_13
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Toronto
Enjoyable way to learn about Providence and Rhode Island

I took a tour group to Providence and we all enjoyed our trip down the Providence River. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeannie V
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Horseheads
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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 "Best City Tour" by Yankee Magazine (2017), "Member of the Year" by the Providence Convention & Visitors Bureau (2016) and have received multiple "Certificates of Excellence" from TripAdvisor. 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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575 S Water St, Fox Point Marina, Providence, RI 02903-4344
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Captain Tom was very good, extremely knowledgeable, and had lots of stories for us! He answered all our questions fully. We really felt like we had a good history/economics/social history lesson in a very enjoyable way! Wish it had been longer to learn more.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a tour group to Providence and we all enjoyed our trip down the Providence River. Our tour guide explained the history of the city, Roger Williams, and current things happening in Providence. We were split between two boats and everyone had a great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm in town for a conference with my wife and 20-year-old daughter. We decided to do this cruise as a way to see downtown Providence and learn some history. The instructions took us right where we needed to be and the captain (John) was very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour of some history in Providence, Rhode Island! Experienced, knowledgeable guide.

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Kristin S, Owner at Providence River Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much! We appreciate your business, thanks for joining Captain Tom for a tour! :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this experience. I called the same day and all tours were full. They opened up another boat for the 4 of us! It was a great tour! WELL WORTH THE PRICE and lots of history given. Fun for the whole family! I highly...More

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Kristin S, Owner at Providence River Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thanks Laura! I remember your group, I'm glad I could open up that extra boat for you guys! Thanks so much for the awesome review, we really appreciate it! Happy to read that you loved the Providence waterfront as much as we do!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An entire long time local family for an evening charter. Do not think of this as a boat ride but a trip back through time to experience and understand the city from a totally different perspective. The professionalism and knowledge of Capt Tom is what...More

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Kristin S, Owner at Providence River Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you David! Captain Tom had such a fantastic trip with your friends and family, thanks again for thinking of us! Hope to see you aboard again soon! Kristin

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a splendid tour with Capt. Tom narrating the history of Providence and bringing it all to life. Absolutely worth the cost and would do it again just to learn more.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our 50 min boat ride in Providence. Was the perfect length to see some beautiful architecture and learn a little about the city and its rivers. We had a gorgeous day and needed only a little sunscreen and sunglasses.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took sister-in-law and family for an early evening trip and they really enjoyed it. They didn't know much about Providence beforehand, so it was a good learning experience as well. Previous reviews that suggest a water bottle, sunglasses, and perhaps a sweater or jacket (even...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We felt like we learned interesting information about Providence. There was nothing that "wowed" us, that is why we have it a 4 and not a 5, but we definitely recommend...More

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Kristin S, Owner at Providence River Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Kaitlin! Thanks so much for the review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Sorry you aren't here to enjoy a WaterFire ride, but you are correct in noting that they're only on select Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day to...More

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Charlene A
17 May 2018|
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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
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ajjmz143
3 May 2018|
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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
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slhspm
13 November 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
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