The Riverboat Cruise In Massachusetts You Never Knew Existed

Feel like taking a cruise but don’t want to shell out big bucks for a trip to the Bahamas? Embark on a riverboat cruise in Massachusetts on a voyage down one of the most beautiful rivers instead. This relaxing river cruise will take you along the sparkling waters of the Connecticut River for less than the cost of a pizza!

(Editor’s Note: Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center riverboat cruises are temporarily on hold, but they hope to resume sometime in 2021. Check back on the website for the most current information and any updates.)

Read on to learn more about this affordable and spectacular riverboat cruise in Massachusetts.


Tours run late June through mid-October. Click here to check prices and to make a reservation.

Please note that the Quinnetukut ll riverboat has been replaced by the Heritage Riverboat.

If you’re looking for another amazing summer day trip, try this perfect seaside small town.

Address: Quinnetucket II Riverboat, Route 63 Northfield, MA 01360 <br>
Phone: (800) 859-2960

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Address: 99 Millers Falls Rd, Northfield, MA 01360, USA
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Riverboat Cruise In Massachusetts

July 30, 2021

What are some fun things to do in Massachusetts?

There are countless fun things to do in the Bay State and sometimes the most fun you can have is on a day trip to explore some of the state’s best attractions. If you enjoy flowers and art, head to The Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen to explore the gardens filled with gorgeous flowers as well as sculptures and art installations. It’s the perfect blend of art and nature. Moore State Park in Paxton is home to waterfalls, historic sites, and trails to explore it all. It’s a wonderful and fun place to spend the day. For more day trips, head to our previous article.

What rivers are in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts has over 4,200 miles of rivers around the state. Some of the major rivers here are the Charles River, Housatonic River, Connecticut River, and the Merrimack River. The fascinating Bass River partially flows underground and you can read more about it in this post. You can also learn about the shorter Assabet River located just west of Boston and make plans to visit the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

Are there any lazy rivers in Massachusetts?

Yes! We are lucky to have several lazy rivers in Massachusetts that are perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. Head to the Deerfield River and book a trip with Deerfield River Portage who will provide the inner tubes and transportation to and from the river. You’ll love this scenic float through the canyon and even under a bridge. If you prefer a lazy river at a waterpark, head to Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags in Agawam.