Fourth of July Cruises

The Fourth of July is coming up in a few weeks. Experience the fireworks display from the river!

Our country is emerging from the coronavirus pandemic just in time to safely celebrate the Fourth of July in style! Charles Riverboat Company is excited to announce this year’s plans for public cruises on the Fourth.


The Boston Fireworks (2021)

The City of Boston will be setting off fireworks from the Boston Common instead of the traditional Esplanade location on July 3rd & 4th.  Due to the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus pandemic, the city has foregone its normal ten-month planning period for this year’s event. The Charles River Cruise Boston Pops Firework Spectacular, normally an in-person celebration, will be broadcast on live TV and will not be available on our cruises. But not to worry – you can still get a lovely night out and a view of the fireworks from our cruises! See the details below and book your tickets today.


2021 Cruises Available

Charles Riverboat Company is running cruises on both July 3rd & 4th:


July 3rd Boston Harbor Fireworks Cruise (2021):

Boston Harbor CruiseRelax with a drink from the bar as we cruise the Boston Harbor in style! It’s the perfect way to celebrate July 4th weekend and enjoy the best views of the city! All tickets include an open bar for beer, wine, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages for guests that are 21+. 


July 4th Boston Harbor and USS Constitution Viewing Cruise (2021):

Join us onboard the Lexington on July 4th as we cruise alongside the USS Constitution for the festivities on the water and learn the proud history of the Nation’s Ship! Experience incredible views of the Boston skyline and an unforgettable afternoon on the water. Beverages will be available for purchase at our full-service bar. 


July 4th Charles River Fireworks Cruise (2021):American Flag Independence

Enjoy a partial Charles River cruise with views of the fireworks over the Back Bay. The cruise will offer a open bar  included in the ticket price for guests 21+, along with spectacular views of the city skyline!


Where to Board

Boarding takes place at the Cambridgeside Mall and Rowes Wharf, depending on which cruise you’re riding with us. For a low-stress evening, we recommend public transportation! You can find directions here