Help us celebrate our 30th season

on the Blackstone River!



Evening Cruises


Saturdays from May 27 - August 26 at 4, 5, 6 and 7 PM


The popular Saturday Evening Cruises aboard the Explorer returns this year. In partnership with neighboring Shark’s Peruvian Cuisine, these are the perfect opportunity to grab a drink and take a calm and scenic unguided 50-minute ride up the Blackstone River to enjoy a nice Summer evening on the water.



Nature & Heritage Tours


Sundays from May 28 - October 29 at 1, 2, 3 and 4 PM


Hop aboard The Explorer for a 50-min guided journey to uncover the serenity and beauty found along the Blackstone River in Central Falls, Cumberland, and Lincoln. Learn about this interesting landscape…enjoy a chance glimpse at the river wildlife that inhabits this tight urban area…and discover why this geography attracted settlers and industries to the Blackstone Valley.



To celebrate 30 years of youth environmental education and river tours aboard the Explorer, an exciting season of trips are in store at Central Falls Landing.


Beyond the acclaimed guided tours on Sunday afternoons, a special guest speaker series with environmental experts from around the state has been curated to highlight various facets of the history and ecology of Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley. The schedule is as follows:


June 11th - Donna Kaehler, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful: Recycling Made Easy 


June 18th - Julia Kaplin, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council: Medicinal Properties and Ethnobotanical Uses of Invasive and Native Plants 


June 25th - Greg Gerritt, environmental activist and naturalist: Wildlife Along the River 


July 9th - Dan Bisaccio, Brown University (retired): Natural History of the Blackstone River Watershed 


July 16th - Julia Kaplin, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council: Medicinal Properties and Ethnobotanical Uses of Invasive and Native Plants


July 23rd - Amanda Peavey, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council: The Ins and Outs of a Brook Trout 


August 6th - Julia Kaplin, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council: Medicinal Properties and Ethnobotanical Uses of Invasive and Native Plants 


August 13th - Sarah Davis, PhD student at URI: Microplastics in the Blackstone and Narragansett Bay 


August 27th - Jacob Gorke, Woonasquatucket River Greenway: An Introduction to Fish of Providence Watersheds 


August 20th - Lauren Parmelee, Audubon Society of Rhode Island: Birds of the Blackstone


September 10th - Alyssa Richard, Mystic Aquarium: Watersheds, From River to Sea 

October 22nd - Katherine Burns, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: Pollinators



Dock location:

Central Falls Landing

15 Madeira Avenue

Central Falls, RI


Overflow parking available along Madeira Ave. and at

Cumberland Town Hall, 45 Broad St., Cumberland





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!


Make your plans for a unique event!!!




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