Charles River Sightseeing Tours

Opening day for our 2024 season is May 24th!

Enjoy a 70-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing tour along the Charles River.

2024 Sightseeing Tours Schedule

May 24 – Sept 29

12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, & 3:30 pm

Ticket Rates

  • Adult $27.00
  • Senior / Student $24.00
  • Child Under 12 Years $18.00
  • Child Under 3 Years $5.00

*Excludes 5% MA Convention & Facilities Surcharge  

Charles Riverboat on river

Discover Incredible Views of Boston

Enjoy a 70-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing tour along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge. Sights include Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers!

Sightseeing tours depart from Lechmere Canal, The ticket booth and boat departure is located outside the doors at the canal side of the CambridgeSide Mall.

Tour Route

Cambridgeside

CambridgeSide Mall
100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA 02141

 

Our boats board at the Lechmere Canal, which is directly outside the doors at the canal side of the CambridgeSide Mall. Park in the CambridgeSide Mall Parking Garage then proceed to the first floor and the ticket booth and boat can be found outside on the canal side of the mall.

 

From North of Boston

Take Interstate 93 exit 26 for Storrow Drive / North Station
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 28 North / Leverett Circle / North Station
Slight right at Nashua St
Turn left onto Nashua St
Take the 1st right onto MA-28 North / Monsignor O’Brien Highway
At the next light turn left onto Edwin H Land Boulevard
At the next light turn right onto CambridgeSide Place
Park in the CambridgeSide Mall Parking Garage. Our boats board at the Lechmere Canal, which is directly outside the doors at the canal side of the CambridgeSide Mall

From South of Boston

Take Interstate 93 exit 26 toward Storrow Drive / North Station
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for MA-28 North / Leverett Circle / North Station
Slight right at Nashua St
Turn left onto Nashua St
Take the 1st right onto MA-28 North / Monsignor O’Brien Highway
At the next light turn left onto Edwin H Land Boulevard
At the next light turn right onto CambridgeSide Place
Park in the CambridgeSide Mall Parking Garage. Our boats board at the Lechmere Canal, which is directly outside the doors at the canal side of the CambridgeSide Mall

From West of Boston:

Take Route 90 – Mass Pike
Exit Left at Cambridge/Allston Tolls – follow signs to Cambridge
Proceed through lights and over River Street Bridge (Charles River)
Immediately turn right at other end of bridge and travel East on Memorial Drive
Stay on Memorial Drive – The CambridgeSide mall is approximately 3 miles on the left across from the Sonesta Hotel

Park in the CambridgeSide Mall Parking Garage. Our boats board at the Lechmere Canal, which is directly outside the doors at the canal side of the CambridgeSide Mall

From The MBTA (Public Transit)

Take the Green Line “E” train to Lechmere Station
Exit the train, cross Mcgrath highway and Cambridge St.
After crossing Cambridge St., walk down First Street St.
Take a left at Canal Park and this will take you into the Lechmere Canal 
Follow the footpath to the right, the docks are located outside the canal side doors at the CambridgeSide Mall.