Architecture Cruises

Architectural Boat Tour

This 90-minute tour, hosted by Charles Riverboat Company, offers spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin. The tour— narrated by a guide from Boston By Foot and co-sponsored by BSA Space, a center for architecture and design—includes landmarks such as Marriott’s Custom House, the Prudential Building, and the Hancock tower, as well as cutting-edge contemporary design by today’s top architects. These are simply the best waterfront views of Boston and Cambridge.

Architecture Cruises depart from the CambridgeSide Galleria.

2016 Schedule:

May 28th – October 9th:
10:00am Saturday and Sunday
2:30pm Saturday and Sunday

June 1st – August 30th:
2:30pm Monday – Friday
10:00am and 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday

Ticket Rates
$27.50 Adults
$22.50 Seniors/Students/Children under 12
$22.50 BSA & BBF Members

Tickets are available online two weeks prior to scheduled cruise date. Due to popularity, we suggest reservations be made in advance.


Click on our interactive tour map for an enlarged view of the cruise route and more information on the sights you’ll see along the way!

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