WaterFire is full of motion—fire tenders stoke the fires, rivers flow quietly beneath the braziers, sparks whirl through the night air, and flickering flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city.
Join us for a relaxing 30-minute cruise as our Captains expertly guide you throughout the fires of the Providence River, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park. An unparalleled view of the fires from the best seat in town!
Duration & Rates:
First Fires: Approximately 45 minutes, $50 per person, all ages. (This is the first boat of the evening, launching during the opening lighting)
All other WaterFire rides: 30 minutes, $40 per person, all ages. (This would be all rides after the lighting takes place)
WaterFire is a rain or shine event. If they light the fires, our rides will run. Refunds, cancellations or rescheduling a WaterFire reservation is not permitted due to inclement weather.
Boat capacity is just (18) passengers. We have two identical boats that run continuously throughout the evening.
Every passenger in your party, including infants, needs a ticket to board.
Need just one seat? Give us a call, we're happy to assist you with that.
Our boats are uncovered, please dress appropriately. We suggest a light sweater/windbreaker in the cooler months.
You can purchase a beverage from a surrounding vendor and bring it aboard to enjoy during your ride, or you may BYOB in a small cooler.
There are no bathrooms aboard or at our launch site, please plan ahead.
Smoking and/or vaping are not permitted while aboard.
We love dogs, but they are not permitted aboard. Sorry!
Passengers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear a facial covering when checking in and boarding. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear your facial coverings until further notice.
The closest parking garages to us are located in the IGT Building at 10 Memorial Blvd, the Union Station Parking Garage at 11 Memorial Blvd and the Park Row West outdoor lots at Exchange and Stillman Streets. There is also on-street parking throughout downtown.
Arriving For Your WaterFire Ride:
Our WaterFire docks are located in the basin of Waterplace Park at 10 Memorial Blvd, Providence, RI 02903. We are at the water's edge, in front of the Capital Grille’s outdoor patio and the Union Station Tunnel.
WaterFire nights throughout downtown are typically very busy. Traffic in and around the city can be congested, so please plan ahead!
COME EARLY. It is not easy to find us once it is dark and the walkways are full. Come early, check in, and then relax and enjoy WaterFire from the shore while you wait for your ride.
Our boats leave exactly as scheduled. You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ride for check-in. There are no refunds or rebooks if you are late for check-in and you miss your boat.
WaterFire Cancellation Policy:
Customers may reschedule (subject to availability) or receive a full refund with 24 hours advance cancellation notice only. Please contact us by telephone at 401-580-2628 to cancel your reservation.
Same-day cancellations, no-shows, and late arrivals are non-refundable and may not be rescheduled.
WaterFire Weather Related Cancellations:
We do not cancel our WaterFire rides due to inclement weather. However, in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions, we will contact you. If we do cancel your WaterFire ride due to weather, you may reschedule (subject to availability) or receive a full refund.
Our WaterFire rides may launch a few minutes late if we are experiencing a passing storm/shower. We do not allow for cancellations/refunds in this case, we simply ask that you are patient and wait it out with us.