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Providence River Boat Company

575 S Water St, Fox Point Marina, Providence, RI 02903-4344
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Fantastic!

My wife and I took this tour when we visited Providence. It was one of the highlights of our trip... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
Gary F
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
You must do this when in Providence, Captian Tom is awesome

I learned spot on this boat tour. Captain Tom was very informative and paitent. It leaves from... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
Searching4Zen
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of the Providence waterways on our 50-minute narrated tours! Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor, as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest. On WaterFire evenings, we offer unparalleled views of this award-winning artistic installation from sunset to midnight! We are celebrating our 27th season this year, and were recently named "Best City Tour" by Yankee Magazine (May 2017), "Member of the Year" by the Providence Convention & Visitors Bureau (November 2016) and have received multiple "Certificates of Excellence" from TripAdvisor. Walk-ups are always welcome, but are not guaranteed. We hope to see you aboard soon!
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575 S Water St, Fox Point Marina, Providence, RI 02903-4344
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

My wife and I took this tour when we visited Providence. It was one of the highlights of our trip. It was so informative...we learned so much about the history of Providence. And Captain Tom was great. You must do this when you visit Providence....More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

I learned spot on this boat tour. Captain Tom was very informative and paitent. It leaves from the Hot Club which is great to have dinner at if you do not have kids.

1  Thank Searching4Zen
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

As a first time visitor to Providence, this was an inexpensive way to get introduced to the city. Our boat Captain/owner Tom is a street smart guy who mixes humor with a great knowledge of the history of his city. The one hour tour was...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Tom was great!! My mom and I really loved this tour. It wasn’t too long, but long enough to learn some fun facts about Providence! Would recommend to anyone visiting or even locals!

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

I have been to Providence many times, but I wanted to introduce the city to my family. Since we were planning on walking at night for Waterfire, I thought this was the best way to see the city up close and in a fun way!...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Learned a lot about my 'adopted' city and enjoyed being on the water. I think the 50 min tour is perfect timing. Thanks!

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This was a fun hour on the Providence River for ourselves and overseas visitors. It combines a history of the founding of the city and state with an explanation of the landmarks you can see along this stretch of the river. Captain Tom was entertaining...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Booked this boat tour on a recommendation from a family member. It was great and well worth it. Our captain was funny and knowledgeable and made a hot afternoon on the river so enjoyable. The price was so reasonable. It was hard to find though....More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We planned this tour for mid afternoon as the weather had turned horribly humid. It was the perfect break from walking the city. My teen is an intrepid traveler and at the end of the tour he thanked us saying "That was worth it!" Our...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

My wife and I took the tour on a Friday night while visiting Providence from New York. The tour was a great way to learn about the City and its history. The Captain was clearly knowledgable and had a good delivery. We would recommend this...More

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Kristin S, Owner at Providence River Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Hello Captain! Thanks so much for joining us for a tour this week, we enjoyed having you and your wife aboard! Captain Tom does a wonderful job and his passion for Providence is evident. Thanks again, hope to see you back again on your next...More

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slhspm
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Kristin S | Property representative |
Weather permitting, yes!! We like to try to open in late April, if the weather cooperates with us....I am building next seasons schedule this week, and will have it completely tweaked, open and available for booking. If we... More
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Gulderen G
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Kristin S | Property representative |
Good morning! Weather permitting, we will be running until 12/9. Thank you! Kristin
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October 6, 2017|
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Response from smurawski | Reviewed this property |
The boat ramp and boat are not wheelchair accessible.
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