Boston Architecture Cruises Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend

Look forward to sunshine, historical tidbits, and that dirty water.

Photo courtesy of the Charles Riverboat Company

Photo courtesy of the Charles Riverboat Company

This year, you can get your fix of Boston’s storied and exquisite architecture from an aqueous vantage point—every day.

In years past, architecture cruises hosted by the Charles River Boat Company were offered every Saturday and Sunday twice a day. But due to increased popularity, the first-ever weekday tours have been added for the upcoming season, with one tour departing at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Co-sponsored by the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot, the architecture cruises kick off on May 28 and last until October 9. The weekday cruises will start June 1 and end on August 30. The tours offer panoramic views of both historic and contemporary architecture from that dirty water, including the Charles River Basin, the Charles River Locks, as well as Boston Harbor.

The 90-minute long tours are chock full of historical tidbits about the city, its buildings, and its evolving skyline. The boat also has a cash bar and an assortment of light snacks.

Tickets are available up to two weeks in advance of a cruise, and reservations are recommended.

$27.50 for adults, $22.50 for children under 12, seniors, and students, tickets and schedules available at