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Explorer - 2014
20th Year Celebration PowerPoint
Video celebrating 20 years of the Blackstone
Oct. 19: GoLocal Prov:
Gerald Carbone: My Life as a Blackstone River Guide
Blackstone River tour boat
celebrates 20 years of voyages through valley’s history
- Providence Journal
The Riverboat Explorer was
chosen as a Top 10 family attraction
in Rhode Island by the website "Trekaroo"
Trekaroo is devoted to traveling with
children. Thanks "Trekaroo!!!"
Explorer Receives Grant to Provide
The Riverboat Explorer has
received a grant from the Paul V. Sherlock
Center on Disabilities to upgrade access to
the riverboat. The Blackstone Valley Tourism
Council recognizes "People First"; that
individuals with disabilities are - first
and foremost - people. All are welcome on
board the riverboat Explorer!
Experience the Blackstone River Aboard the
Once polluted, the Blackstone
River has recovered beautifully! On our cruises you may see
swan, herons, geese, ducks, turtles, hawks and beautiful plants
and trees! The tour guide explains the ecology of the river and
surrounding wetlands interspersed with stories about the people
and history of the region. If you have never cruised on the
Riverboat “Explorer” it is something you must do; and if you
have, you can join with us again and again because every time
you go on the river, you see something new!
2014 Sunday public tours take place 1, 2, 3, and
4 pm from May 4 - Oct. 19. They leave from Central Falls
Landing (45 Madeira Ave.).
Change of Launch Locations in October.
Due to extremely low
water levels in the Blackstone River , the Fall Foliage Tours that
were scheduled in October 2014 to operate out of Manville, RI will
now operate out of the current riverboat tour site, at Central Falls
Landing, at the corner of Broad Street & Madeira Avenue, Central
Sunday, October 5: Hourly tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3
pm and 4 pm
Sunday, October 12: Hourly tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
Sunday, October 19: Hourly tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
Experience the scenic natural wonders, heritage
and amazing wildlife, plus the awesome colors of autumn, along the
Valley Falls and Lonsdale marshlands aboard the 40 passenger river
tour boat Blackstone Valley Explorer.
The cost on most Sundays is $10 per person and $8 for
seniors and children.
Charter the Explorer
The boat is available for
summer camp field trips, birthday parties, and senior groups. It
is an opportunity to experience the beautiful Blackstone River.
The boat can accommodate up to 40 people. The cost for groups is
$250 for one hour, which makes it about $6.25 per person.
The Explorer has been used for the
School Field trips
Corporate Team Building
Zombie Booze Cruise
Summer Camp field trips
Wedding party cruises
Corporate staff recognition and
Red Hat Societies
Fall Foliage excursions
Guided Walking Tours of Valley
Falls Heritage Park are available (the Park is across from Central
Falls Landing) for $75 for one hour. The Park is an urban
archaeology site and the tour covers the Industrial Revolution in
the Blackstone Valley and more! Other venues in the area
include Slater Mill, Lincoln Woods State Park, and historic
properties along Great Road in Lincoln and many more!
For more information or to book
a cruise contact: Dianne Mailloux, Coordinator Office: 401-724-2200 Cell: 401-439-6827