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Partial WaterFire® Rides

An evening cruise with a Partial WaterFire® lighting!

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All ages

Partial WaterFire® Boat Rides

Our partial WaterFire® boat rides include an evening cruise throughout the downtown waterways, with the addition of a partial WaterFire® lighting! Partial lightings can include braziers in any section of the river.

What’s the difference between a full lighting and a partial lighting? Partial WaterFire® lightings typically encompass only one section of the river, but may include more than one. Full WaterFire® lightings include all braziers throughout the Providence River from Memorial Park to the basin of WaterPlace Park.

Additional Information:

  • ALL passengers, including infants, must have a reservation to board. Our vessels are inspected by the United States Coast Guard and we cannot have more than (18) passengers aboard at one time, regardless of age.
  • Kindly remember that your fellow passengers are looking forward to a relaxing evening boat ride. Please make sure this tour will be appropriate for your young children.
  • Check-in is located inside The Landing at 101 Dyer Street in downtown Providence.
  • When checking in for your tour, feel free to explore The Landing, where you’ll find Rhode Island-themed gifts, t-shirts, and local art; local crafts, jewelry and giftware, and a full café & ice cream parlor.
  • You are welcome to bring a beverage or ice cream aboard with you to enjoy during your tour. You may also BYOB on all of our tours.
  • Certified service dogs are permitted aboard, pets are not.

Enhance Your Partial WaterFire® Experience!

We have partnered with a few of our favorite local small businesses to offer delicious charcuterie platters, and individual boxes; freshly baked dessert platters, cupcakes, chocolate confections and sugar cookies! Once your boat ride is booked, order directly through each vendor for delivery right to our doors.

Parking Information:

  • There are several parking garages, outdoor parking lots and on-street metered parking spaces throughout our neighborhood.
  • The Freeway Parking Garage and Arcade Parking Garage, both located behind our building on Pine Street, offer very reasonable parking rates.
  • We also recommend taking your hotel shuttle, a Lyft or Uber, or walking from your hotel, if possible. We are centrally located in downtown and most hotels are within a 15 minute walk from us.

Tour Cancellation Policy:

  • Partial WaterFire® reservations are non-refundable. Please make sure you are booking the correct date/time.
  • Customers may reschedule their Partial WaterFire® reservation or receive a credit for a future Partial WaterFire® (subject to availability) with 72 hours advance notice only.
  • Requests to reschedule inside of 72 hours are not granted.
  • Same-day late arrivals and no-shows are not exchangeable or refundable. If you are late for your Partial WaterFire® ride, or don’t arrive at all, you will forfeit your entire reservation fare.
  • We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel Partial WaterFire® rides when less than 4 passengers have booked. It doesn’t happen often, but we will call you ASAP if it does.

Weather-Related Cancellation Policy:

  • WaterFire® is a rain or shine event. If they light the fires, our boat rides will run as scheduled.
  • Our Partial WaterFire® rides may launch a few minutes late if we are experiencing a passing shower or a temporary weather-related event. We do not allow cancellations/reschedules in this case, we simply ask that you are patient and wait it out with us.
  • Extreme weather-related cancellations are at the discretion of Providence River Boat Company management only. If we must cancel your Partial WaterFire® ride due to severe weather, we will call you at the phone number provided on your reservation ASAP. Please do not call us questioning cancellations, we will reach out to you once we have made a decision. Thank you for your patience and understanding on this policy. If we do cancel your Partial WaterFire® ride due to severe weather, you may reschedule, subject to availability, or receive a full refund.