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This 90-minute tour, co-sponsored by the BSA Foundation, hosted by Charles Riverboat Company, and led by Boston By Foot guides, offer spectacular views of historic and contemporary Boston architecture while providing fascinating information about many renowned architectural landmarks, including the Hancock Tower, Marriott’s Custom House, and Rowes Wharf, as well as cutting-edge contemporary buildings by today’s top architects. These are simply the best waterfront views of Boston and Cambridge.The boat has a cash bar where guests can purchase drinks: beer, wine, soda, and premium mixed drinks. Lights snacks including chips and pretzels are also available.

Professional continuing education credits are available for architects upon request. 1.5 LUs are available. Please email to receive credit upon completion of the tour.

Private Architecture Cruises can also be arranged. Call 617-621-3001 for pricing and availability.

Tickets are available online two weeks before a scheduled cruise date. Because of the cruise’s popularity, advance reservations are highly recommended.

Tours depart from the CambridgeSide Galleria (100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge). 

2017 Schedule: 

May 27–October 15:
10:00 am Saturday and Sunday
2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

May 29–September 4:
2:30 pm Monday–Friday 
10:00 am and 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday


Ticket Rates
$27.50 Adults
$22.50 Seniors/Students/Children under 12 
$22.50 BBF Members​, BSA Members, and Friends of BSA Space

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AIA Continuing Education credits are available up request. Please email for more information.

Photos courtesy of the Charles Riverboat Company.