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Rum Runner II

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0299
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Ranked #12 of 48 Activities in Newport
Type: Tours
Owner description: Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of... more » Owner description: Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Motor yacht Rum Runner II, which was originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard offers the luxury of a classic yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit motor boat with a history all her own while touring Newport Harbor. « less
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have taken this trip twice, the last time this past weekend. We had the 4 people in my family as well as my 87 year old Mother In Law. This trip is a lot of fun, and Mark the captain, and Nora, the 1st mate were both very knowledgeable about what we saw as we took the 75 minute... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a great way to spend the afternoon. The crew was great and very informative. The tour was better than I expected!

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Milford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was totally worth it! Saw Jackie O's summer home, mansions, lighthouses etc. all narrated on board. You will get a bit wet when they crank it up. Water was rough but so much fun!!!!

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Branford, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My best friend and I had the best tour aboard the Rum Runner II! Thanks to Nora and her crew -- we had continuous mimosas, nonstop stories and information, and a fabulous experience! Beautiful and clean boat with breathtaking views!! Definitely will choose this same boat for bringing friends in future!

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New England
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We enjoyed a well run mimosa and lighthouse tour. It was prompt, clean and comfortable. Great sightseeing and good information shared by the crew. Very reasonable price for what you get. (Croissants, too.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A group of friends and I really enjoyed this boat ride. We relaxed with a drink in our hand as we took in the beautiful view of Newport. Great tunes and a relaxing ride! Would do again!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Unlimited mimosas and croissants while you get a tour of the water. The captain and crew were well educated for the tour and great. A fun boat ride to start the trip.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed a nice tour of the harbor and bay. Friendly captain and first mate made the tour enjoyable and interesting.

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise on Rum Runner II. Captain Mark and his crew love to make sure everyone enjoys their time on board. Its a great way to see so many beautiful sights and all the hidden gems along Newport's shoreline. More

Falls Church, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

WSe took a 45 minute tour of the harbor on the Rum Runner II and had a great time. The captain gives a running commentary, shows you sever America's Cup yachts up close and points out the local sights - like Jackie O's girlhood home! We even got a taste of the Rum Runner's past when the captain opened up... More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise. There is no other vessel in Newport like Rum Runner II with so much history to her. She was built in 1929 and was an original rum smuggler during the prohibition era. I hope that you'll come back and visit us again on your next trip to Newport and perhaps try our... More

Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great day for a lighthouse cruise! The Captain Mark and his FirstMate did a fine job giving us the factoids, not only on each lighthouse, but boats and homes in the area. Been in RI my entire life and learned tons on our mini trip around the bay. The Mimosas hit the spot and we had bottomless cups! Definately a... More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Thanks for cruising on Rum Runner II. Sounds like you all had a great time on board. It is interesting to learn all the info about sights around the bay. Glad you enjoyed the Mimosas - a morning lighthouse cruise wouldnt be the same without a mimosa and croissants. Thanks for recommending us. Looking forward to having you back on... More

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