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Our narrated sightseeing tours are a great way to get out on the river and enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the salt marshes.Click below to see our public cruise schedule and book your tickets today!
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An Essex River Cruise! Available in any amount, your gift card will be sent via email to the recipient.
Join us this season for our one-of-kind specialty cruises! These cruises were designed with one thing in mind, YOU! And we hope you love them as much as loved coming up the ideas.
Coffee & Croissant Cruise | Buy Now
Come relax with us during our Coffee & Croissant Cruise on select Saturday mornings this season. This cruise, now 2-hrs long, will allow for an extended route into areas only accessible during high tide (conditions permitting). This cruise is a spectacular way to see the beautiful Essex River and all that Cape Ann has to offer. Kick-off your weekend with us, enjoy the views and feast on our complimentary assortment of local coffee, croissants, pastries, and other breakfast goods provided by Henry’s of Beverly.
DATES: September 28th & October 12th
Adults & Seniors $30, Children $16, ages 3 and under are FREE | Cruise limited to 80% normal capacity for maximum comfort!*
Chowda & Brews Cruise | Buy Now
Did someone say clam chowder?! Come experience this year’s new Chowda & Brews Cruise and enjoy mouth-watering chowder and sip on locally-made brews. The cruise will feature a $5 local beer selection, such as favorites by Cape Ann Brewing Company, Ipswich Ale, Newburyport Brewing, and True North. Chowder will be provided by local restaurants such as Woodman’s, CK Pearl and The Village. Purchase of cruise ticket includes (1) ticket for (1) bowl of chowder.
DATES: September 19th
Adults & Seniors $35 | Cruise limited to 80% normal capacity for maximum comfort!*
Saturday Sundown Cruise | Buy Now
Come on down river with us for a relaxing cruise and enjoy our signature “Down River Punch” before dining at one of Essex’s fabulous local restaurants! The cruise will feature a light narrative, a Spreads & Crudités appetizer from Henry’s, and a full bar.
DATES: September 21st
Adults & Seniors $30 | 21+ only | Cruise limited to 80% normal capacity for maximum comfort!*
Sunday Morning Coffee and Muffin Cruises | Buy Now
Join us every Sunday morning May through October on a relaxing river cruise. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, juice, and muffins on board. This is a perfect way to start the day. Bring the whole family, bring visiting guests or make it a getaway from the bustle on your own.
WHEN: Sundays from 10:30AM to 12PM
Adults & Seniors $30, Children $1
Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruises | Buy Now
We’ll cruise up close to Hog/Choate Island to get a view of the areas magnificent dark spruce forest. See the leaves change into brilliant hues of yellow and orange. Enjoy complimentary hot cider and donuts from Russell Orchard of Ipswich. Don’t miss this magnificent opportunity to view some of New England’s most spectacular fall foliage.
TIME: 1pm to 3pm
October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th
Adults $32, Children $18
Hot Spiked Cider Sunset Cruises
Hot spike cider, beautiful fall foliage and a relaxing scenic ride along the Essex River... what's not to love about our October Sunset Cruises. Join us as we set sail for a 90-minute cruise that features delicious spiked Russel's Orchards Cider, our signature cocktail, and a full cash bar. Cozy up with a loved one or a best friend and just enjoy the ride... we'll take care of the rest!
October 5th & 12th
Adults $32, Children $16
Children under the age of 3 are FREE on all permitted cruises *Schedule subject to change