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

    • 2019 Schedule – Daily Cruises Available May 25th – September 2nd 
      • Monday- Friday at 2:30 pm
      • Saturday & Sunday at 11:30am & 2:30 pm
    • Daily Cruises Available September 7th- October 27th
      • Saturday & Sunday at 11:30am & 2:30 pm
    • Ticket Rates
      • $31.50 Adult
      • $26.50 Senior / Student / Child Under 12 Years

      Tickets are available online two weeks prior to schedule cruise date. Reservations are highly recommended due to popularity.


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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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