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WaterFire® Boat Rides

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WaterFire® Boat Rides

WaterFire® is full of motion—fire tenders stoke the fires, rivers flow quietly beneath the braziers, sparks whirl through the night air, and flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city.
Join us for a relaxing 30-minute cruise as our USCG Licensed Captains expertly guide you through the fires of the Providence River, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park for unparalleled views from the best seat in town!

Duration & Rates:

  • First Fires: Experience WaterFire® during the opening lighting ceremony.
    • Duration: approximately 45 minutes, $50 per person, all ages.
  • Post-Lighting Rides: Early-evening rides, shortly after the lighting ceremony.
    • Duration: 30 minutes, $45 per person, all ages.
  • General Rides: The bulk of the evening.
    • Duration: 30 minutes, $40 per person, all ages.

Additional Information:

  • Our FULL WaterFire® rides launch from our docks in the Basin of Waterplace Park at 10 Memorial Blvd, Providence, RI 02903.
  • Our website is in REAL TIME. If you only see one ticket available for a particular time, that’s all we’ve got left for that ride.
  • 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.
  • There is no narration during our WaterFire® boat rides.
  • Our boats are uncovered, please dress appropriately. We suggest a light sweater/windbreaker.
  • There are no bathrooms on the boats or at our dock, so please plan ahead.
  • You may BYOB in a small cooler, if you’d like.
  • Certified service dogs are allowed aboard, pets are not.
  • Because our boats were built specifically for us to be able to navigate under the bridges throughout downtown, they are not wheelchair accessible.

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:

  • We are a small, family-owned business with limited capacity on our boats. Because we are often sold-out and turn business away, we have a very specific cancellation policy that we adhere to at all times.
  • WaterFire® reservations are non-refundable. Please make sure you are booking the correct date/time.
  • Customers may reschedule their reservation or receive a credit for a future WaterFire® ride (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 WaterFire® ride, or don’t arrive at all, you will forfeit your entire reservation fare.

Weather-Related Cancellation Policy:

  • WaterFire® is a rain or shine event. If they light the fires, our boat rides will run.
  • Our WaterFire® rides may launch a few minutes late if we are experiencing a passing shower, or weather-related event. We do not allow cancellations/refunds in this case, we simply ask that you are patient and wait it out with us.
  • If a WaterFire® ride runs as scheduled, same-day refunds, cancellations or reschedules are not permitted.
  • We reserve the right to cancel our tours in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If we do cancel your tour due to inclement weather, you may reschedule, subject to availability, or receive a full refund.