Take a ride on the Blackstone Valley Explorer!

Our newly renovated 40-passenger riverboat will bring you on an intriguing and relaxing tour through the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. For the last 24 years, hundreds of thousands of passengers have come to learn and discover interesting facts about Blackstone Valley, and see the quiet beauty many are often surprised to find!

The Explorer offers several guided public tour options, and is also great for private parties, sunset cruises, fundraising events and business functions. Learn more about charters HERE

NATURE & HERITAGE TOURS – Sundays at 1, 2, and 3 PM

On these tours you will hear stories of the workers, residents and early settlers of the Blackstone River Valley and what it took to make our region what it is today. As the 45-minute tours wind along the waters and thick foliaged riverbanks you may get a chance to see the swan, grey blue heron, hawks, deer, turtles, or even the rare bald eagle, that live along our renewed waterways.


ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS – 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM and 11 AM

Discover the river’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium Science Educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. These 45-minute tours also feature a unique opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to see what’s below the river’s depths. You never know what you’ll find!


May 13 to June 18: Central Falls Landing, 20 Madeira Ave., Central Falls, RI
June 25 to July 16: Al’s Waterfront Restaurant, 28 Water St., East Providence, RI
July 23 to Sept. 10: Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket, RI
Sept. 16 to Oct. 29: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, RI