WaterFire® is a work of art that involves movement, participation and surprise. It is full of motion—wood boats stoke the fires, rivers flow quietly beneath the burning braziers, sparks whirl through the night air, and flickering flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city.
We've been offering our WaterFire rides since the fires began in 1997, so join us aboard our USCG inspected vessels as our Master Captains guide you throughout the fires of Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence River.
Full WaterFire Lightings
Our FULL WaterFire boat rides launch from our docks in the basin of Waterplace Park at 10 Memorial Blvd, Providence. Do not go to our docks at the Fox Point Marina, we are not there and you will miss your ride.
We have seats for every WaterFire! These rides must be booked over the telephone, please call 401-580-BOAT for reservations.
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. IF THEY LIGHT THE FIRES, OUR BOAT RIDES WILL LAUNCH.
We take you throughout the 80+ burning braziers of Riverwalk & Waterplace Park. These rides are 30 minutes long.
Seats are $35.00 for every passenger, including children of all ages. A ticket is required for everyone in your party, including infants.
We have a capacity of (18) passengers per vessel.
We run from sunset to midnight, or until the end of the event.
You must check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time or your seats will be offered to our stand-by patrons. We may not be able to re-book you, as we are often sold-out. Ticket fare is non-refundable.
There are no bathrooms on the boat.
Walk-up seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit our launch site in Waterplace Park.
"Fire Finale Rides" for 11/10: Our rides at 9:30pm, 9:45pm & 10:00pm are discounted to just $20 per person! It’s the perfect way to end your evening after strolling the walkways of Waterplace Park & Riverwalk. The fires burn brightly until after 11pm, so don’t worry. Please mention the "Finale" ride when booking for Nov. 10th to receive the discounted price.
Last Lighting of 2018: A Salute to Veterans on Saturday, November 10th.