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About Us

Celebrating Our 33rd Season!

Captain Tom McGinn has been navigating the beautiful waterways of Rhode Island since he was four years old; first learning the fundamentals of navigation and confidence at the helm from his beloved grandfather, before fine-tuning his sailing skills at Camp Fuller in South Kingstown; scuba diving and powerboating with friends and family whenever he had the opportunity; eventually obtaining his USCG Master of Vessels license in 2005.

In June of that same year, Captain Tom purchased the Providence River Boat Co. from Captain Joe Dempsey, with his wife Kristin coming aboard as General Manager soon thereafter. Together, along with our incredible team of professional Captains, tour guides and crew, we have grown the business to an award-winning industry leader, offering a fun selection of narrated tours, specialty cruises & private charters.

Join us in 2024 as we proudly celebrate our 33rd year in business!

Best Local Tour – Best of RI, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Mary J. Brennan Tourism Award – RI Hospitality Association, 2022
Best City Tour – Yankee Magazine, 2017
Member of the Year – Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2016
Certificates of Excellence/Top Rated – TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google; yearly