Discover the Blackstone River Valley
National Historical Park by Boat!

The Blackstone River, and its tributaries, are splendid places to uncover by taking a guided river tour on the Explorer. The peacefulness, beauty, and wildlife you can now find along the river is a wonderful change from the rough industrial past that birthed America’s Industrial Revolution and made this region famous.

Whether you’re a tourist visiting Rhode Island’s National Historical Park, a local resident wanting to learn more about your backyard, or someone simply looking for a fun and unique experience…our well-informed guides love to share Blackstone Valley’s rich history and scenic landscapes.

Join us for a regularly scheduled “Nature & Heritage” tour, special sightseeing events and food tours, youth environmental education programs, or as a chartered venue for your next event!


River Tours

For 25 years, Explorer River Tours have brought hundreds of thousands of passengers on an interesting journey to see Blackstone River Valley from a new perspective!

Enjoy scenic Nature & Heritage Tours…as well as special twilight cruises, local author talks, birding trips, food tours, and more!


A hands-on outdoor environmental educational experience that provides students with an opportunity to learn about the natural, cultural, and historical aspects of the Blackstone River Valley.


Looking for something fun to do? Get your friends, family, or work associates together to enjoy the peace and serenity of the Blackstone River Valley aboard The Explorer!

Charters are a great choice for birthday and graduation parties, senior groups, business and fundraising events…or just a night out with some friends on the water!!!