2017 News

July 1, 2017: Blackstone Valley Explorer sightseeing cruise highlights history, wildlife and fun  More

2016 News

July 28, 2016 – Southern Rhode Island Newspapers: It’s Time for Some Good News  More

July 24, 2016 – Only in Your State: You’ll Never Forget Your Stay In This Unique Rhode Island Getaway More

May 17, 2016 – Valley Breeze: Renovated Explorer riverboat takes to the Blackstone with Mystic Aquarium scientists onboard More

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park launches 100 Days of Summer with free tours on Blackstone Valley Explorer May 28
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is celebrating the National Park Service Centennial with 100 Days of Summer here in the Blackstone River Valley. For 100 days, you will find park rangers out and about in the Blackstone River Valley, offering programs, or just meeting with the public. To kick off 100 Days of Summer, the park will offer free tours aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer on Saturday, May 28. The tours will be offered at 11 AM, Noon, 1 PM, and 2 PM. Tickets are free, and will be available on a first come, first served basis at the dock at the Central Falls Landing, 45 Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, RI.  Seating is limited to 40 passengers per trip. Please come join us to enjoy a guided tour of the Valley Falls Marsh, and learn a little bit about your new National Park.

2015 News

Rhode Island Homes: Cruise the Blackstone River on the Blackstone Valley Explorer More

Gerald Carbone: My Life as a Blackstone River Guide GoLocal Prov: October 19:  More

Blackstone River tour boat celebrates 20 years of voyages through valley’s history – Providence Journal More

The Riverboat Explorer was chosen as a Top 10 family attraction in Rhode Island by the website “Trekaroo” Trekaroo is devoted to traveling with children. Thanks “Trekaroo!!!”  WebsiteExplorer Receives Grant to Provide Disability Access  The Blackstone Valley Explorer has received a grant from the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities to upgrade access to the riverboat. The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council recognizes “People First”; that individuals with disabilities are – first and foremost – people. All are welcome on board the riverboat Explorer!