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Charles Riverboat Company

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Charles Riverboat Company offers our guests the best views of Boston and Cambridge on our Sightseeing Tours, Sunset Cruises, and Architecture Cruises. Our tours depart daily from the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall from May through October, with special...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Cambridgeside Pl, Directly outside the Food Court and H&M, Cambridge, MA 02141-2218
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+1 617-621-3001
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We went on the last Fall Foliage cruise. It was great! Very relaxing cruise. Noah was our guide and he was good. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank knightret
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

A great relaxing trip down the Charles River. Easy to locate as it’s accessed at the Cambridge Side Mall and great value for money. Take a trip all the way out to Harvard and back as you pass by some of Boston’s most iconic building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dannye1000
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We did this cruise on 10/9/18 early morning one and almost had a private tour. The tour guide Alex was very pleasant and friendly and provided us with good information along the way. It was a good cloudy day and we had a relaxing sail...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chi001
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Sightseeing cruise in Cambridge side mall is a unique one . Cruise duration is app 70 min. It’s goes in different parts of Charles river.cruise starts from Cambridge & goes upto Harvard.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Enamul13
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It was very enjoyable in an enclosed small cruise boat up and down the Charles River, getting to see the view of both the Boston side and the Cambridgeside. Normally there will be sailboats and canoes up and down the river with several colleges' varsity...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank twosc
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We were not expecting much, and it ended up being my favorite way to enjoy the views of the city. Nice tour guide, with a lot of insight on the city and it's history. A 60 minutes well spent and a detour that was worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank marieevedg
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Did the Architecture Cruise which has a guide from Boston on Foot. Thought we were doing the traditional Charles River but rather go through the lock and up into the harbor. Offered a nice history of the city that is different than a typical foot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kes1639
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time on the sightseeing tour conducted by Noah yesterday. He was helpful, knowledgeable and funny. We will definitely sail with you again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The cruise was surprisingly smooth, the seating comfortable, the crew attentive, the cocktails excellent and the whole boat even sang Happy Birthday to me. Really fun and well worth the money.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank robroy18
Reviewed 26 August 2018

What an outstanding value!!! Location is easy out the backside of the Cambridge Side Galleria Mall. Delightful salesman at the Ticket booth (in the shape of a wheelhouse of the boat),upbeat and positive...discount given for parking at Mall parking lot! (YAY!) Emma, was our tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sam S
16 August 2017|
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Response from perkie1 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of underground parking at the mall. Just follow the signs. Be sure to have your ticket validated at the riverboat kiosk. Parking is only $4 for the entire day so you can shop dine or go for a walk along the... More
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No matter how hot, always have a jacket available for sudden temperature changes when you're going out on the water.
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