Explorer Season Launches May 25th


Since 1993, hundreds of thousands of passengers have come aboard The Explorer to learn and discover interesting facts about Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, and enjoy the quiet beauty many are often surprised to find!


Our 40-passenger tour boat will bring you on an intriguing and relaxing

50-minute river tour on the Blackstone River.


Check out our new guided kayak group tours, too!



Guided Nature & Heritage Tours


Sundays at 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM


Our well-informed guides can’t wait to welcome you aboard to share the history, ecology, and beauty of the region! We even provide binoculars and nature guides for you to use during your trip!!!


We've got a great schedule of expert guest speakers... check out our calendar here!




Unguided River Cruises


Saturdays at 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM


Grab a drink at Shark's Peruvian, or BYOB, for a cruise to take in the scenery, listen to some relaxing music, and enjoy a nice evening on the water!!


Book ahead and show your tickets at Shark's Peruvian to receive 10% OFF food & drink on the day of your trip! Make a reservation to enjoy a meal once you return.





"Kid For A Quid" Family Day


Sunday, June 9 at 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM


Children love riding on our boat, our fun activity sheets, and discovering & learning together with hands-on biofacts…such as plants and small water animals!


Help us celebrate Samuel Slater's birthday by joining us on these special kid-focused tours with Gianna Lourenco from Woonasquatucket Watershed Council.


Kid tickets are only $1 (a quid) with

each adult ticket purchased!




Rivers Day Celebration


Saturday, June 15 at 3 PM - 7 PM


Join us to celebrate our rivers with environmental education vendors, discounted guided river tours aboard The Explorer, live music from Casey Merkle, drink specials from Shark's Peruvian, and more!






Guided Kayak Group Tours


Every 2nd Saturday at 10 AM

(2024 dates: 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12)


Blackstone River Expeditions is excited to offer 90-minute guided kayak group tours on the Blackstone River departing from Central Falls Landing. On your journey you’ll learn about the Blackstone River Valley and explore the hidden spots along the river with the chance to see the many species of wildlife that call this waterway home including egrets, painted turtles, cormorants, osprey, and “Sam” the lone mute swan.


A great outdoor activity that is safe and fun for families!!!





Don't forget...

The Explorer is available for charters as well


Perfect for that special family outing, business function, bachelorette party, fundraising event, and more!





Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 1420 Broad St. 3rd Floor | Central Falls, RI 02863 US

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