About Us

Since its creation in 1990, the Charles River Boat Company has offered guests the chance to experience the sights of Boston from the best vantage point in the city, while highlighting Boston’s rich maritime history. We are the only company offering cruises on the historic Charles River with views of both Boston and Cambridge.

A family run business, the Charles River Boat Company was founded with the ideals of providing a comfortable environment, genuine guides, and an alternative approach to exploring the great city of Boston – for locals and visitors alike. Starting with just one boat, the Charles River Boat Company has grown to a fleet of 5 vessels carrying over 60,000 passengers per year!

With spectacular views of the Boston skyline, Old Ironsides, Harvard University and more, our sightseeing tours and private cruises are nothing less than spectacular. Whether you are planning an intimate group event or looking for an enjoyable afternoon adventure, come cruise with us and experience the relaxing and entertaining atmosphere on the Charles River and Boston Harbor!

Please click here for directions to our docking locations. Please feel free to contact us or call us at 617-621-3001 with any questions. We look forward to having you onboard!

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With over 30 years of service, we deeply appreciate our community’s support and are committed to being the most environmentally and socially responsible boat company in New England. We support local community, educational, and non-profit organizations by donating over $1.5 million in cruise tickets, charters, and cash contributions. Our mission focuses on sustainability, education, and community outreach. We invest in cleaning local waterways, offer educational tours, and collaborate with schools and youth programs. Additionally, we donate generously to non-profits, including Make-A-Wish Foundation and cancer organizations, fulfilling thousands of donation requests annually.

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Discover the faces behind the exceptional experiences at Charles River Boat Company. Our dedicated crew members bring passion, expertise, and a shared commitment to making every cruise memorable

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