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Charles Riverboat Company

100 Cambridgeside Pl., Cambridge

$9 for a Boat Tour from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to $16.80 Value)

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  • Historic sites
  • Spectacular views
  • Seasonal tours offered daily
  • Choose from two tours

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
October 27, 2011
We went on the Charles River Boat tour at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2011. The tour was very interesting and informative. The tour guide, John, did an excellent job narrating. He is an excellent presentor and relates well to his passengers. The captain was also a professional individual who was most accomadating. We would recommend this tour to others.
26 ratings16 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 27, 2011
It was a gorgeous day, lovely weather. We enjoyed cruising along enjoying the sights.
20 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2011
Brochure says 4:15 cruises daily thru October. The 4:15 cruise is discontinued after Sept 30th. I wasted an afternoon planning to take the 4:15 on Oct. 5th. I live in cambridge and knew most of the guides speil. I found it trite where it could be so rich. Very disappointed except for the weather-nice sunny day.
33 ratings16 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2011
We have been on many boat cruises in Boston Harbor and on the Charles River. This cruise is, by far, the best cruise we have taken. The tour guide (who is originally from England) was the best tour guide I have had on any tour in Boston. We had a foreign visitor with us who learned so much about Boston and we natives learned much as well. What an excellent tour!
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2011
very knowledgable and personable guides on the boat, which was impressive.
7 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2011
Very friendly staff, Tour guide was great.
6 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2011
Nice ride up and down the Charles.
5 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2011
I didn't go myself, but gave the tickets to a friend and she said that it was a great experience, and the tour guide was very informative. He was fun and always had nice little tidbits of information and trivia about the landmarks along the way. If you have this again, I will buy more tickets and go myself !
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About This Deal

The historic Charles River is the site where Alexander Graham Bell first tested his invention of water wings, for which he was subsequently pressed under boulders on charges of witchery. Experience Boston's famous waterway without upsetting locals with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a ticket to a choice of two sightseeing cruises (up to a $16.80 value) from Charles Riverboat Company. Tours depart from Canal Park at the CambridgeSide Galleria.

Charles Riverboat Company's tours offer recreational lookers unmatched views of Boston and Cambridge accompanied by guides’ scintillating historical tidbits. The one-hour Charles River tour cruises through the Charles River Basin, brushing flirtatiously past definitive Boston locations such as Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, and Esplanade Park while sharing the water with Ivy League rowing teams and Cantabrigian mermen. The sunset cruise sets off before dusk, sailing past the Boston and Cambridge skylines before turning around near Harvard for a direct view of the sunset and uninterrupted dialogue with the Sun God. The sunset tour includes a full-service bar, allowing guests to discuss the night's best sights and most human-sounding geese noises over a refreshing cocktail.

The Charles River tour runs daily through October 30, and the Sunset Cruise runs daily through June, July, and August. Reservations are required.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Subject to weather. Valid only for Charles River Tour or Charles River Sunset Cruise. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Charles Riverboat Company

From the hallowed field at Fenway Park to the educational havens of Harvard and M.I.T, Boston's history is written across its skyline. The area's nearby waterways allow for mostly unencumbered views of these sights, and guided boat tours let sightseers experience the city in a relaxing way.

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