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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


This two-hour 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 and snacks.

Professional continuing education credits are available for architects upon request. 2 LUs are available. Please email [email protected] to receive credit upon completion of the tour.

Architecture Cruises depart from Lechmere Canal Park at Cambridgeside. The ticket booth and boat departure are located outside the doors by the food court. The boat has a cash bar where guests can purchase drinks and snacks.


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

May 26–September 3
Tours runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10:00 AM

September 9–October 22
Tours runs every Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM

Ticket Rates

$40 for adults
$35 for Boston Society of Architects/AIA and Boston By Foot members, and seniors/students
$30 for children under 12
$6 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.

Click here to view the Architecture Tour featured on News Channel 5.

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