Essex River Cruises & Charters

Essex River Cruises & Charters


Boat Charters & Tours/FishingTours

About Us

Essex River Cruises offers fully narrated, scenic, informative, and historical cruises down the Essex River, located just 45 minutes north of Boston. Our narrated tours navigate sheltered waters – cruising by protected estuaries, sand dunes, islands, and barrier beaches. See rare birds, wildlife and stunning scenery. Watch lobstering, fishing, clamming and other river activities. Your captain will point out historic mansions, shipyards, salt marsh farms, and sites of historical interest along the winding river. Cruise with us and dine in one of our local restaurants before or after your tour.
A visit to Essex River Cruises can be combined with stops in Gloucester, Rockport, and nearby Salem, Massachusetts.

We also specialize in customizable private charters, perfect for company outings, birthdays, weddings, celebrations, and family reunions. Our private events range from New England Clambakes or BBQs on secluded tidal beaches to cocktail cruises. All charters are unique and planned your way with a variety of catering and bar options.
Please call ahead for schedule and availability. 800-748-3706 978-768-6981


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