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  • One double berth
  • 2 single berths
  • Toilet & shower
  • Full gallery/dining area
  • TV, DVD, refrigerator, radio,
    phone, microwave
  • 110 volts and 12 volts


  • 1 1/2 hour cruise: $190, $75 each additional hour
  • Overnight stay: $249 for 2
  • 1 hour cruise with overnight stay:

New England Clambakes

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Call 401-724-2200 for dates, times
and reservations or email us

The Samuel Slater is back in action. Stay tuned for the official start date and other information.

Whether used for river cruises, parties, or bed and breakfast overnight stays, this authentic British built canal boat will provide a unique and enjoyable experience on Rhode Island's Blackstone River.

Located on the Blackstone River, the Samuel Slater is a 40 foot long authentic British canal boat built in Cambridgeshire England exclusively for the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. It is the only authentic British built canal boat operating in Rhode Island or America.

Operated by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the canal boat is available for 2 1/2 mile scenic cruises where you can view observable wildlife including swans, deer, great blue herons, turtles and more.  In addition, it serves as an overnight bed and breakfast that includes a full breakfast, chosen from a menu and delivered.

Travelers aboard this amazing cruise are often pleasantly surprised by the beauty and uniqueness that the river offers!  The boat holds up to 12 passengers for cruises and may be used for almost any occasion: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, business meetings, honeymoons, get-a-ways, holidays, and just about any type of party.  Customized private parties include wine and cheese tastings, pizza parties, brunch, and New England clambakes that include: 1 1/4 lb. lobster, mussels, clams, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes and Portuguese sausage.


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Samuel Slater Canal Boat  c/o Blackstone Valley Tourism Council 175 Main St.  Pawtucket, RI  02860 USA  401-724-2200