Testimonials

Sightseeing Cruises

“It was great. Weather could not have been any better. Everyone enjoyed the cruise. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!”

5/5
Abby
Architecture Cruise

“I am a volunteer tour guide with Boston By Foot, and we partner with Charles Riverboat Company to provide the Architecture Cruise which goes into Boston Harbor and back up the Charles River. I had missed narrating this cruise SO MUCH in 2020 during the pandemic emergency phase! I’ve narrated 3 cruises in the past week and it is so wonderful to work with the amazing professionals at this company. The customer service, knowledge of the boats, the river, and harbor, are unmatched. Everyone feels safe and enjoys the views, the ride, and our stories. Charles Riverboat Company adds a unique dimension to the tourism experience in Boston for visitors and locals alike.”

5/5
Michele S.
Architecture Cruise

“We loved the Architectural Tour which starts in Cambridge, goes through the locks into and around Boston Harbor then back through the locks and along the Charles River. The narration from a Boston by Foot guide was interesting and so informative, focusing on not only fascinating tidbits about the various beautiful buildings along the waterfront but also lots of the rich history of the area. In addition the boat was comfortable and clean and the crew was friendly, courteous and very professional. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike. A lovely morning on the River.”

5/5
Peregrine G.
Architecture Cruise

“The nicest people you will ever meet and the tours are great fun!”

5/5
Frank B.
Sightseeing Cruise

“I went on the Charles River tour this afternoon and it was outstanding.”

5/5
Kimberly
Sightseeing Cruise

“This was really totally enjoyable. Getting to see beautiful Boston from this vantage point is very special. Noah who was our guide and barman extraordinaire was fabulous. Booking was easy and straightforward. I will definitely do this again. A great way to end a day.”

5/5
Bo P.
Sightseeing Cruise

Weddings & Engagements

“Had daughter’s engagement party here and it was ridiculously great and here’s why: the manager is truly an excellent listener and thinker. She hears what you want and makes sure it happens. She’s listening to hear the details that seem important to you and ensures they happen to make the night a success. The venue was perfect for the 20 person cocktail hour and dinner at one long wonderful table. It was literally PERFECT.”

5/5
Eagle O.
Weddings & Engagements

“The party went really well and everyone had a fantastic time. The captain and bartenders were great, and the caterer was fantastic. Thank you again for your attention to our engagement celebration and I will highly recommend the Charles River Boat company to family and friends!”

5/5
Taylor
Weddings & Engagements

“My husband and I were married on the Lexington Riverboat; Melissa Otis was at the helm the entire time. She helped with everything from planning the menu, seating, handing tokens out to guests, and more that I’m unaware of. She was patient, timely with responses and the ultimate professional throughout the whole process…..about 1 year. The staff on the boat were equally amazing, as was the food from Jules Catering. We left almost wanting to get a divorce just so we could get remarried again…best experience and day ever!! A million thanks!”

5/5
Joe and Laura
Weddings & Engagements

“We could not have been more pleased with the wedding venue and the services that your staff provided. The cruise was amazing and your staff is amazing. They accommodated our every request and addressed every concern with professionalism, cheerfulness and efficiency. Thanks for making one of the most special days in our families life so memorable.”

5/5
Edi C
Weddings & Engagements

“Getting married onboard the Charles I with the Charles Riverboat Company was an unforgettable experience! We had plenty of space for guests to spread out and we constantly had beautiful backdrops of Boston Harbor and the Charles River. All of our guests raved about the food and the overall experience. The staff onboard the boat and the staff that helped coordinate the details were incredibly helpful and supportive leading up to the wedding and during the day. If you are looking for a unique wedding that your guest will be sure the remember, this is your place!”

5/5
Elizabeth M.
Weddings & Engagements

“My wedding ceremony and reception was amazing thanks to the Charles Riverboat Company and Melissa! The Valiant is absolutely gorgeous! Everyone at my wedding enjoyed the cruise so much and had a blast! They made wedding planning super easy as well since they already work with a caterer and a DJ. The food and the DJ were great! Melissa was super helpful with planning and was always available. Could not have asked for a better evening and would definitely recommend!”

5/5
Yasmine B.
Weddings & Engagements

Private Events

“Weather was fantastic and crew was spectacular – food and drinks – all perfect. Folks were still raving the next morning!”

5/5
AJ V.
Private Events

“I received so many compliments and kind words about the Charles River Boat Cruise from the team and almost as soon as we docked, was flooded with questions wanting references and logistical information from the group for their own future outings. Lara and the rest of the staff were phenomenal and you were such a pleasure to work with. I definitely look forward to hosting future events with the Charles River Boat Company in the future!”

5/5
Megan C.
Private Events

“I would highly recommend the Charles Riverboat Company–Cecily Cushman, if she’s available! We threw a surprise birthday party for 50 people on board the Lexington – and Cecily ensured I didn’t have to worry about a thing! She coordinated the DJ, gave great advice on the menu, and was always available to answer any questions. The boat itself was clean and fun and allowed for great views of Boston. After the party, several people reached out asking who I worked with – so for them and for anyone reading – I highly recommend Charles Riverboat Company!”

5/5
Julie T.
Birthday Party

“People have been saying Friday night was the best employee outing we’ve EVER had, and I agree! Definitely looking forward to doing business with you again in the future!”

5/5
Laura H.
Company Outing

“It was fantastic! We all loved it and we want to do this every year! The crew was amazing. Such great service…I can’t say enough about how pleased we all were!!”

5/5
Michelle C.
Company Outing

“Chartered one of this company’s boats for a rehearsal dinner before our son’s wedding and it could not have gone better. The crew was professional and friendly. The boat was clean and everything went off without a hitch. The route that the boat took through the Charles and into Boston harbor provided out guests with a truly memorable evening. People were able to mingle and take in all the sights and have plenty of room for dinner and drinks. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to host a similar event!”

5/5
Tom M.
Rehearsal Dinner

University Events

“EXCELLENT company to work with! I would highly recommend Charles Riverboat Company to anyone looking to book a group harbor cruise and will most definitely be using them for any events I have to plan in the future!”

5/5
UMASS
University Event

“It was wonderful, thank you! Our new students this year were really impressed with the boat cruise and the food, and as you say the weather was perfect!”

5/5
MIT
University Event

“I just wanted to thank you again for our fantastic cruises! We’ve been hearing from our alumni today about how much they appreciated the opportunity. Thanks to you and your team for making us looks so good and for making everything so easy!”

5/5
Boston University
University Event

“We had a great time. It was perfect boating weather. The food and drink were excellent and the staff friendly. We could not have asked for better.”

5/5
Harvard
University Event