The weather won't stop us from launching

the EXPLORER riverboat this weekend!!!

 

Come celebrate our 25th season

by joining us for relaxing and intriguing tours

on the Blackstone River!

 

 

Tours from May 20th - June 18th depart from
Central Falls Landing

20 Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, RI

 

 

CLICK HERE for additional dock locations throughout the season

 

 

 

Environmental Tours

May 20th, June 3rd & June 17th

@ 10 & 11 AM

 

Discover the river’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium Science Educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. These 45-minute tours also feature a unique opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to see what’s below the river’s depths. You never know what you’ll find!

 

 

Nature & Heritage Tours

Every Sunday @ 1, 2, & 3 PM

 

On these tours you will hear stories of the workers, residents and early settlers of the Blackstone River Valley and what it took to make our region what it is today. As the tours wind along the waters and thick foliaged riverbanks you may get a chance to see the swan, grey blue heron, hawks, deer, turtles, or even the rare bald eagle, that live along our renewed waterways.

 

 

Twilight Cruise 

Thursday, June 15th @ 8:00 PM

 

Join an Audubon naturalist for a relaxing 1-hour evening cruise along the beautiful and historic Blackstone River. Sit back and gaze out over the Valley Falls wilderness area as we watch for birds and other wildlife that live along America's "hardest working river." 

 

Event limited to ONLY 35 seats! 

Get your tickets today!

 

 

RiverClassroom on the Blackstone Valley Explorer riverboat

Are you an educator?

Consider taking your students on our RiverClassroom Program!

 

RiverClassroom’s goals are to help students identify the Blackstone River as a unique historical and natural resource, understand the impact of human action on rivers and waterways, and become stewards for the preservation of the surrounding environment. RiverClassroom programs meet most curriculum standards and can focus on Heritage Studies, River Science Investigation (RSI), and/or Eco-Discovery.

 

 

 

Charter the EXPLORER!

 

Great for:

  • family reunions
  • school field trips
  • fundraising events
  • employee appreciation nights
  • business functions
  • senior groups
  • birthday parties

Many groups also enjoy taking the boat out for their own personal sunset cruise or bird watching photography trip. We’re open to most ideas! The Explorer has even hosted theater and concert events. 

 

 

 

401-724-2200   |   RivertourBlackstone.com

 

 

 

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