Tour Providence By Boat

Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of Providence while aboard one of our comfortable 14-passenger pontoon boats. Join us for a fun & informative narrated boat tour of the Providence River & harbor, a relaxing sunset cruise, or a spectacular WaterFire ride!  

We are thrilled to be recognized as a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner for our great tours and outstanding customer service!  We are open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays), from 11am-5pm, all tours are by reservation only.  Call us at 401-580-BOAT if you have any questions or to make a reservation.

Afternoon Excursions

Climb aboard 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 6 days/week (closed Tuesdays), starting at 11am daily, by reservation.

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Sunset Cruises

Our evening rides are the perfect way to end a long day. Grab a beverage from the bar, climb aboard and unwind with a forty-five minute tour of the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor.  

Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children 12 & under. Available 6 days/week (closed Tuesdays), by reservation. 

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Boat Rides with Santa!

Our holiday tradition continues as we welcome Santa aboard for a fun afternoon on the Providence River! Bundle up, climb aboard and enjoy a boat ride throughout the city, while you discuss your wish list with the the "Big Guy" himself.  Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Don't forget your camera! $20 adults, $15 children 2 to 12 years old. One day only: Saturday, December 5th from 12pm to 3pm.

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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 shortly after sunset.

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
    Limited Availability!

  • Saturday, August 15th (Full)

    Sunset 7:47pm
    Limited Availability!

  • Saturday, August 29th (Full)

    Sunset 7:26pm

  • Saturday, September 12th

    Sunset 7:02pm

  • Saturday, September 26th (Full)

    Sunset 6:38pm
    Limited Availability!

  • Saturday, October 3rd

    Sunset: 6:26pm

  • Saturday, November 7th

    Sunset: 4:34pm

    Last fire of the season!

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