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Narrated Boat Tours
Get an in-depth look at Providence from a boat cruise that travels along the waterways of Rhode Island’s capital city. Your guide shares live commentary about historical landmarks and modern destinations as you take in sites including the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, Providence Industrial Harbor, Providence River, Waterplace Park and the pedestrian paths of Riverwalk. Choose a daytime or evening cruise, and feel free to bring your own refreshments on board.
Twilight River Cruises
See a new perspective on the Providence waterfront—and enjoy a romantic, one-of-a-kind evening activity—aboard this sunset cruise. Make your own way to the centrally located docks at Fox Point Marina, board the vessel, and set off as twilight descends. With music playing in the background, you can sip Rhode Island-made wine and prosecco, glimpse architectural highlights and landmarks, and savor the tranquil ambiance.
Vineyard Voyages - Floating Wine Tasting
Join us as we welcome Rhode Island-based Gooseneck Vineyards for an open-air cruise throughout the Providence waterways, paired with a sampling of crisp wines and sparkling Prosecco. Built on the foundation of authenticity, quality, and passion, Gooseneck Vineyards seeks out the best grape-growing regions throughout the world to bring their favorite varietals to your glass. Our limited series wine tastings with Gooseneck Vineyards include: - Six featured wines with light food pairings. - A 60-minute cruise of the downtown Providence waterways. - Throughout the cruise, our Captains will highlight nautical & historical points of interest and June Cerito, your Gooseneck Vineyards hosts, will lead a casual discussion of their products. This is a fun & casual experience for wine enthusiasts of all levels. No wine snobs here, just good wine, great company and fabulous views!
Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal
Join Captain Tom and guest tour guide David Robinson, Director of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, for a 75-minute exploration of the Providence waterways & Green Jacket Shoal. Here, David has found the remains of a historical floating dry dock & 26 wooden-hulled vessels, deemed “Rhode Island’s largest ship graveyard” and a reminder of the industrial fervor that transformed Providence into a thriving commercial waterfront. David’s experience exploring Green Jacket Shoal is fascinating and we are thrilled to welcome him back again for his sixth consecutive season!
Providence Architecture Boat Tour
Experience 300 years of architectural history as you cruise the Providence waterways! This 75-minute boat tour, led by the Providence Preservation Society, highlights the stories, sight lines, and subtle details that define Providence. From the most eye-catching landmarks on the city skyline to hidden architectural gems, you'll discover historic Providence from the best seat in town! A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Providence Preservation Society.
Discover Providence Guided Sightseeing Tour
Explore the capital of Rhode Island, Providence, on a sightseeing bus tour that departs right from downtown. See the city's top sights including Brown University, Benefit Street, and Roger Williams Park, and enjoy the opportunity to walk around the historic Federal Hill neighborhood. While you drive around, your guide regales you with stories about Providence and its importance in American history.
What people are saying about Water Tours in Providence
Narrated Boat Tours"Last minute booking. The sun was shining and we were steering down the river. Captain Tom very informative about the river and it’s history"..."
Twilight River Cruises"We had a beautiful sunset boat ride and the weather was perfect! The wine and music were enjoyable as well."..."
Discover Providence Guided Sightseeing Tour"The tour was fantastic. The tour director was so knowledgable with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a excellent driver negotiating through the narrow streets. Not only was he good at what I described, he used his umbrella to keep us dry. Jared was our tour guide."..."
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