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Boston’s first-ever architecture boat tours chronicle the evolution of Boston’s built environment, telling the story through an architecture and neighborhood lens.

Image courtesy of Charles Riverboat Company.

As seen on TV's Chronicle!

This 90-minute tour, co-sponsored by the BSA, hosted by Charles Riverboat Company, and led by Boston By Foot guides, offers 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 [email protected] 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).

2021 Schedule:

May 29-September 6, 2021
Tours running Friday-Sunday
Fridays at 11:00 AM
Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

September 11-October 24, 2021
Tours running Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 AM

Ticket Rates

$34 for adults
$29 for children under 12, seniors, students, Boston Society of Architects/AIA and Boston By Foot members
$5 for children under 3 years

Tickets for BSA Member pricing can be bought over the phone or onsite at the ticket booth.

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

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