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Essex River Cruises and Charters

35 Dodge Street, Essex

90-Minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise for 1, 2, or 3 from Essex River Cruises and Charters (Up to 35% Off)

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Sightseers can admire the flora and fauna of a tidal estuary during a narrated cruise

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Nancytop reviewer helpful reviewer
24 ratings22 reviews
September 7, 2021
Very nice, relaxing excursion. Learned a lot from the guide about the area, and saw quite a few cool birds including a great blue heron and also some seals. It was a gloomy day, but still a great trip. I imagine it would be incredible on a warm, sunny day. Looking forward to doing it again next summer.
Paulhelpful reviewer
6 ratings3 reviews
September 28, 2015
Be aware that it is about 5-10 degrees cooler out on the open waters than it at the docks. On a cooler day you might want to bring a jacket for the cruise.
Georgetop reviewer
29 ratings23 reviews
September 27, 2015
Dress appropriately for the weather. It was a beautiful day on land and coming back in but a little on the cool side going out. The captain and mate were excellent and informative. I'm going back out in the next three days !
Suzannetop reviewer
10 ratings9 reviews
September 27, 2015
Don't miss a chance to do this trip. Great staff, polite, informative, happy in there work and helpful. Brought the family even our granddaughters 2 and 4 and they loved it! Want to do it again next summer!
Maxinetop reviewer
32 ratings7 reviews
September 25, 2015
dress warm, very cold and windy
7 ratings2 reviews
September 22, 2015
Depending on the season, bring a wind jacket. Bring binoculars and a camera.
Marytop reviewer
23 ratings13 reviews
September 21, 2015
Great experience. Fun and informative.
6 ratings3 reviews
September 19, 2015
Great time with some good history of the area
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  • Departure location: 35 Dodge Street, Essex
  • Departure times: 10:30 a.m. (not Saturday), 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Not valid for 10:30 a.m. Sunday cruise
  • Free admission for children aged 3 and under
  • Restrooms available onboard
  • Free onsite parking

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2020. Amount paid never expires. Not valid on Father's Day. Not valid on Special Cruises or 10:30 a.m. Sunday cruises. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Essex River Cruises and Charters

Voted one of Top Ten Things To do in Essex, MA by Trip Advisor.

When the Ice Age ended more than 15,000 years ago, melting glaciers created the saltwater estuary that today sustains the Essex River’s myriad boaters, clammers, and fishermen. Amid this naturally beautiful backdrop, Essex River Cruises and Charters floats its two handsome spectator vessels, the Essex River Queen I and the Essex River Queen II. Guides lead daily, narrated cruises through the estuary, navigating the protected waters and pointing out the various local flora and fauna of the salt marsh.

Cruises embark daily from May to October and also include weekend cruises accompanied by coffee and muffins, during which passengers are treated to an educational and fun narrative about the Essex River. The fleet is also available for group tours and charters for up to 100 passengers at a time, and the staff caters signature clambakes and other events along the tidal beach. The cruise-curators even make big days memorable, transporting wedding parties to any of the many secluded tidal beaches in Essex Bay.