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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.

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As seen on TV's Chronicle!

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 [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).

2020 Schedule:

The 2020 Architecture Cruise Season is postponed until August 2020. All boat traffic between the Charles River and Boston Harbor is closed due to the North Washington Bridge Project. Please check back for updates later in the summer.

Ticket Rates
The cost is $31.50 for adults; $26.50 for children under 12, seniors, students, Boston Society of Architects/AIA and Boston By Foot members; $ 3.00 for children under 2 years. Private Architecture Cruises, ideal for corporate parties, can also be arranged. Call 617-621-3001 for pricing and availability.

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