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Charles Riverboat Cruise
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Charles Riverboat Cruise

A $15.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

The Charles cuts directly through two cities, offering spectacular views of both the Boston and Cambridge skylines. This 60-minute tour takes you around the Charles River Basin as the Captain points out the most historic sights on each shore.

What better way to see Boston than by riverboat? The Charles Riverboat Company takes you on a 60-minute tour, packed with historical insights and facts about Beantown, as well as great photo opportunities! Boston is easily a top competitor for most beautiful urban scenery, and that’s in no small part due to its situation along the Charles River. Dividing Boston from Cambridge, the Charles gently rolls through the city, opening out into Boston Harbor and eventually into the mighty Atlantic, illuminating the spirit of Boston. Beautiful skylines and scenery can be seen from any point along the river, and the Charles is one of the features that help to make this New England city highly recognizable, and remarkably beautiful. What will you see on your tour?

This attraction is seasonal and may be closed during your visit. Please verify this attraction's closings below.

Redemption Instructions

Present your Go Boston Card at the ticket desk outside the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall near the food court.

Closings

October 14-Mid May
May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Phone: (617) 621-3001

Website: Charles Riverboat Cruise

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Great Cruise
By Love Boston! Verified Reviewer from Québec city, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Charles Riverboat Cruise:

Easy to use, easy to get ticket before the cruise. Great way to see Boston. Guide was funny and entertaining. Go Boston Card was great, we got to do lots of attractions and saved on cost. We did more attractions with the Go Boston card than if we hadn't baught it, it makes you discover lots of great things about Boston. Would recommend it to anyone. We used it for 2 adults and 2 children and saved at least 300$

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[11 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

The 10 am Lock Trip is worth seeing!
By A touring educator Verified Reviewer from Georgia on
Pros:
Convenient parking avail, Friendly and clean, Great tour guides
Best Uses:
To see the waterfront, Unique Boston perspective, Relaxing ride
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Charles Riverboat Cruise:

Our trip was cut short due to boat problems, but a second boat swiftly arrived and a great group of people were operating it. Highly recommend the 10am lock tour. The locks were one of the highlights of the trip. It also incorporated the same sites as the Boston Harbor Cruise! Loved the trip, left very relaxed and wishing it wouldn't end.

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Hours

May 11–October 13: Daily, departures at 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line to the Lechmere stop; follow the signs to the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall.

Address

Departs from CambridgeSide Galleria Mall
100 Cambridgeside Place
Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Seasonal
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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Address

Departs from CambridgeSide Galleria Mall
100 Cambridgeside Place
Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone: (617) 621-3001

Website: Charles Riverboat Cruise

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$15.00 $8.00