Tour Providence By Boat

Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of Providence while aboard our comfortable 14-passenger pontoon boat, the MV Proud Mary. Join us for a fun & informative boat tour of the Providence River & harbor, a relaxing sunset cruise, or a spectacular WaterFire ride.  

We are thrilled to announce that we were recently recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner for our great tours and outstanding customer service!  We are open 7 days a week, tours are by reservation only.  Call us at 401-580-BOAT if you have any questions or to make a reservation. 

We are so excited to welcome the NAIDC to Providence! We hope you enjoy your stay and have a great time at the competition.  Our boat rides are available all week, give us a call at 401-580-2628 to make a reservation...and perhaps you'll even catch our Captain & crew in their kilts! Failte!

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Afternoon Excursions

Climb aboard for a forty-five minute guided tour of the picturesque Providence waterways!  Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor, as Captain Tom highlights architectural, historical & nautical points of interest. Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children 12 & under.  Available 7 days/week, from 11am to 8pm, every hour, on the hour, by reservation.

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Sunset Cruises

Enjoy our waterways by the light of the moon!  Grab a beverage from the Hot Club deck, climb aboard, and enjoy a forty-five minute ride along the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor.  Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children 12 & under (More appropriate for 21+ after 8pm) Available 7 days/week, every hour, on the hour, beginning at sunset, by reservation. 

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New! Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tour

We are thrilled to offer a two-hour tour of the Providence Harbor & the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse! Explore the exterior of this beautifully restored gem from 1871, while lighthouse expert Dave Kelleher walks you throughout the exterior of the property.  A boxed breakfast or boxed lunch on the grounds of Pomham Rocks is included.  June 27, July 11 and August 15, at 9:00am and 11:30am. $39.00 pp, all ages.

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WaterFire Boat Rides

Enjoy an unparalleled boat ride throughout the sparkling bonfires of WaterFire! Climb aboard and experience the 80+ floating braziers, flickering firelight on the arched bridges, aromatic wood smoke & enchanting music of this award-winning installation along the waterways of the Renaissance City!  Our WaterFire boat rides depart every thirty minutes from the basin of Waterplace Park, beginning at sunset and ending at midnight.  Advanced Reservation Price: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children under 12. Walk-Ups: $25.00 Adults, $15.00 Children under 12.

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WaterFire Schedule 2015

  • Saturday, May 16th (Partial)

    Sunset 7:50pm

  • Saturday, May 23rd (Full)

    Sunset: 8:06pm

  • Friday, May 29th (Basin)

    Sunset 8:12pm

  • Saturday, June 13th (Full)

    Sunset 8:21pm

  • Tuesday, July 14th (Basin)

    Sunset 8:20pm
    Very limited availability!

  • Saturday, July 18th (Full)

    Sunset 8:18pm
    Very limited availability!

  • Saturday, August 1st (Full)

    Sunset 8:05pm

  • Saturday, August 15th (Full)

    Sunset 7:47pm

  • Saturday, August 29th (Full)

    Sunset 7:26pm

  • Saturday, September 12th (Full)

    Sunset 7:02pm

  • Saturday, September 26th (Full)

    Sunset 6:38pm

  • Saturday, October 3rd (Full)

    Sunset: 6:26pm

  • Saturday, November 7th (Full)

    Sunset: 4:34pm

  • Full WaterFires:

    A Full WaterFire consists of 80+ burning braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and continues until midnight.

  • Partial & Basin WaterFires:

    A basin lighting includes 22 braziers in Waterplace Park and 12 braziers leading up to the Providence Place Mall.