Architecture Cruises

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 Lechmere Canal Park at The CambridgeSide Mall. The ticket booth and boat departure are located outside the doors by the food court and H&M store.

  • 2018 Schedule
    • May 26–October 28:
      11:30am Saturday and Sunday
      2:30pm Saturday and Sunday
    • May 28–September 3:
      2:30pm Monday–Friday
      11:30am and 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Ticket Rates
    • $29.50 Adults
    • $22.50 Senior/Students/Military
    • $22.50 BBF Members
    • $22.50 Child Under 12
  • Tickets are available online two weeks prior to schedule cruise date. Reservations are highly recommended due to popularity.
  • Our public cruises have ended for the season. Below is our 2018 Schedule and pricing. Tickets will become available 2 weeks in advance to the cruise date. Advanced reservations are available for groups of 15 or more. Please call our office at 617-621-3001 with any questions!

As seen on NBC

Click on our 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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