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Providence River Boat Company
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“hot club”(40 reviews)
“captain tom”(117 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
525 S Water St, Fox Point Marina, Providence, RI 02903-4344
+1 401-580-2628
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 June 2015

What a spectacular experience! As requested on the website, my friend made the reservation by phone for the Sunset tour just a couple hours prior to the tour and he said doing so was very easy. They sent him the confirmation email and gave instructions,...More

3  Thank arahsas
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

After losing my way through some crowd of drunk tourists in a club, we find the one boat that they use to give a tour. Luckily we ran into the captain, who was talking to some of these tourists at the bar. Unfortunately tours just...More

3  Thank Chris J
Kristin S, General Manager at Providence River Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Dear Chris J, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our "sorry excuse of a company." Here are a few facts to clarify your disappointing day yesterday: 1. Our website doesn't state that our tours end "at 10pm," as you noted, it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 8 October 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.

Thank Cori84
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Thank ColinRH
Reviewed 5 October 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

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Reviewed 2 October 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

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 16 September 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!

Thank Bridget V
Reviewed 3 September 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!

Thank Traveler789439
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This tour is great for all ages and whether you have lived in Providence for years or are just visiting it is informative and interesting.

Thank Kristin M
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Charlene A
17 May 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
3 May 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
12 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