Join us on interesting nature & heritage, and environmental tours!

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN US ON A RIVERBOAT TOUR THIS

LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!

 

TOURS BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY!

 

Come view this remarkable industrial city - the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution - now being reframed by nature from the view point on the river. 

 

Learn about the numerous coastline birds along the banks, and the history of textiles, ship building, and the people who drove the industrial development of the Americas.

 

 

Dock location:

Festival Pier

100 Tim Healey Way

Pawtucket

 

August 19th - September 10th

 

 

 
 

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Thank you to our 2017 EXPLORER sponsor

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Environmental Tours

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

@ 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!

MORE INFO

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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.

MORE INFO

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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.

MORE INFO

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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. 

 

 

MORE INFO

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

401-724-2200 | RivertourBlackstone.com

 

 

 

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

President Trump says he meant to say something different than what he actually said during yesterday's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the White House today, Trump insisted that he misspoke when he said he has no reason to believe that Russia would be involved. He said he meant to say there is no reason why it "wouldn't be" Russia. Meantime, Trump said he has full faith in U.S. intelligence agencies.        Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Russia not a friend of the U.S. At a Capitol Hill news conference today, the Kentucky Republican said it is clear that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. McConnell's comments followed President Trump's controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.       The FBI is investigating the theft of nuclear material in San Antonio, Texas. According to a new report, the material was stolen from a van being driven by Department of Energy employees. The two DOE experts were carrying radiation detectors and small nuclear samples to verify dangerous materials they were scheduled to pickup from a research lab.        The Republican National Committee is expected to formally announce this week that Charlotte will host the 2020 GOP National Convention. The Charlotte City Council narrowly passed a motion to allow the city manager to begin negotiations with the Republican National Committee. One of the main debates was whether the city could host the 2020 convention without endorsing President Trump and his administration's policies.        Amazon is reporting huge Prime Day Sales after resolving a technical glitch. According to the company today, shoppers have already bought millions of Alexa-enabled devices with Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot and Fire tablet 7 among the top-sellers. A massive glitch hit Amazon's website at the start of its largest shopping event of the year and lasted until about 10 p.m. last night.       The stage is set for tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Washington, DC. Nationals ace Max Scherzer [[ SURE-zur ]] and Red Sox ace Chris Sale are the starting pitchers for the second straight year. The 89th Midsummer Classic will be played at Nationals Park at 8 p.m Eastern.