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 25 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!

We’re very sorry but riverboats tours on The EXPLORER have been CANCELLED TODAY (10/29/17) due to the weather. Unfortunately, this was the last day of trips. ☹️

See you all in 2018 for another great season!!!

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

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsor

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 great blue heron, hawks, deer, turtles, or even the returning 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!


Sept. 16 to Oct. 29: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, RI


Adults: $12
Children (under 12): $10
Seniors (over 62): $10

*Online tickets sales are available until the evening before each trip. Day-of ticket sales are available at the dock on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, our office is open daily from 10-4 and can be reached at 401-724-2200