Tour Providence By Boat

Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of Providence as you relax aboard our comfortable, Coast Guard certified pontoon boat, the MV Proud Mary.

We offer narrative boat tours of the Providence River & harbor, sunset cruises, spectacular WaterFire rides & private charters. Planning a special event?  Our private charters can accommodate 2-14 passengers for proposals, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more!  

Afternoon Excursions

Join us for a forty-five minute guided tour of the picturesque Providence waterways!  Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor, as Captain Tom highlights architectural, historical & nautical points of interest. Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children 12 & under.  Available 7 days/week, from 10am to 9pm, every hour, on the hour, by reservation.

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Sunset Cruises

Enjoy our waterways by the light of the moon!  Grab a beverage from the Hot Club deck, climb aboard, and enjoy a forty-five minute ride along the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor.  Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children 12 & under (More appropriate for 21+ after 8pm) Available 7 days/week, every hour, on the hour, beginning at sunset, by reservation. 

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New! Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tour

We are thrilled to offer a two-hour tour of the Providence Harbor & the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse! Explore the exterior of this beautifully restored gem from 1871, while lighthouse expert Dave Kelleher walks you throughout the exterior of the property.  A delicious boxed-breakfast or boxed-lunch on the grounds of Pomham Rocks is included.  June 27, July 11 and August 15, at 9am and 11:30am. $39.00 pp, all ages.

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WaterFire Boat Rides

Enjoy an unparalleled boat ride throughout the sparkling bonfires of WaterFire! Climb aboard and experience the 80+ floating braziers, flickering firelight on the arched bridges, aromatic wood smoke & enchanting music of this award-winning installation along the waterways of the Renaissance City!  Our WaterFire boat rides depart every thirty minutes from the basin of Waterplace Park, beginning at sunset and ending at midnight.  Advanced Reservation Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children under 12. Walk-Ups: $25.00 Adults, $15.00 Children under 12.

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WaterFire Schedule 2015

  • Saturday, May 16th (Partial)

    Sunset 7:50pm

  • Saturday, May 23rd (Full)

    Sunset: 8:06pm

  • Friday, May 29th (Basin)

    Sunset 8:12pm

  • Saturday, June 13th (Full)

    Sunset 8:21pm

  • Tuesday, July 14th (Basin)

    Sunset 8:20pm

  • Saturday, July 18th (Full)

    Sunset 8:18pm

  • Saturday, August 1st (Full)

    Sunset 8:05pm

  • Saturday, August 15th (Full)

    Sunset 7:47pm

  • Saturday, August 29th (Full)

    Sunset 7:26pm

  • Saturday, September 12th (Full)

    Sunset 7:02pm

  • Saturday, September 26th (Full)

    Sunset 6:38pm

  • Saturday, October 3rd (Full)

    Sunset: 6:26pm

  • Saturday, November 7th (Full)

    Sunset: 4:34pm

  • Full WaterFires:

    A Full WaterFire consists of 80+ burning braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and continues until midnight.

  • Partial & Basin WaterFires:

    A partial lighting includes braziers from the Providence Place Mall to Steeple Street.  

    A basin lighting includes 22 braziers in Waterplace Park and 12 braziers leading up to the Providence Place Mall.