Charles River Cruise

Admission included

The Charles cuts directly through two cities, offering spectacular views of both the Boston and Cambridge skylines. This 70-minute tour takes you around the Charles River Basin as the Captain points out the most historic sights on each shore.

What better way to see Boston than by riverboat? The Charles Riverboat Company takes you on a 70-minute tour, packed with historical insights and facts about Beantown, as well as great photo opportunities! Boston is easily a top competitor for most beautiful urban scenery, and that’s in no small part due to its situation along the Charles River. Dividing Boston from Cambridge, the Charles gently rolls through the city, opening out into Boston Harbor and eventually into the mighty Atlantic, illuminating the spirit of Boston. Beautiful skylines and scenery can be seen from any point along the river, and the Charles is one of the features that help to make this New England city highly recognizable, and remarkably beautiful. What will you see on your tour?


May 23-October 12 Daily at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm


October 13th-mid May. The tour may not operate on major U.S. holidays.

Getting In

Just show your Go Boston pass at the Charles Riverboat Company ticket booth.


Please visit for cruise availability. Reservations are not accepted due to pass needed to be scanned.


Lechmere Canal Park at The CambridgeSide Galleria Mall
100 Cambridgeside Place
Cambridge, MA 02141
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Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line to the Lechmere stop; follow the signs to the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall.