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Rum Runner II

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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-0299
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Description: Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the...
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.
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June 2015, bachelorette

Originally we were going to book a different cruise but the management and staff told us we would not be allowed bc we are a bachelorette party and we would be too loud. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Originally we were going to book a different cruise but the management and staff told us we would not be allowed bc we are a bachelorette party and we would be too loud. I was upset. So I did some research and I found the Rum Runner II cruise. I booked all 9 tickets without a problem. We showed up... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I found the Rum Runner trip very enjoyable. Great antidotes along the way, a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon. I don't remember drinks other then soft drinks but remember having a nice time. I'll be going agin in a few weeks with a friend who hasn't been. I'm looking forward to it.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Great time on the Rum Runner II with captain jay and first mate Annie! Very informative and fun, beautiful ship and spectacular views. Highly recommend!

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We randomly picked this 1:30pm 1.5 hour cruise/tour and at $25/person it was well worth it. The crew was extremely friendly and informative. Complimentary water and Iced Tea was provided. The ride was comfortable and fun. We saw lots of sights including landmarks, lighthouses, mansions, boats and sailboats, to name a few. This is definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Before selecting a tour of Newport Harbor from the water I decided to read review on Trip Advisor. After a lot of research my wife and I settled on Rum Runner II with hopes we would have Mark and Nora as our captain a and guide respectively for our narrated tour. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early May.... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We really enjoyed our tour on the Rum Runner II. The pilot and tour guide were very friendly and gave lots of information. We enjoyed hearing the stories. I suggest sitting on the port (left) side if you want to see what the guide is talking about. If the boat is crowded (ours wasn't), you would have trouble getting good... More 

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oxford, ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been on pretty much all of the sailboat/ boat rides around Newport harbor.we enjoyed this one the most. Mark and Nora were so welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. They both have a wealth of knowledge of the history of the Rum Runner ll, and the harbor, as well. It was a perfect activity for a Mother's Day afternoon or... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Mark and Nora are great. We did the midday cruise they did a great job with a full early season boat.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

MANAGEMENT AND TEAM From the moment I communicated with Sara at the office, I knew we were in great hands. The whole team is amazing and run things so smoothly. BOAT EXPERIENCE Amazing. incredible views and perfect smooth riding. Do not miss this place. Wow!

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

Rum Runner II is great for wedding parties, and thanks for your compliments on Sara - she is great at helping guests get the experience they are looking for. While we do a lot of public cruises where guest buy a ticket and walk on board, we do a number of private events too so guests get the boat all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This nis def a gotta-do while in Newport RI type of attraction!!! Awesome friendly staff with excellent hospitality, never ending mimosas and super friendly and informative

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

We too think Rum Runner II should be on everyone's "must do" list when visiting Newport. Our staff love to talk about the various lighthouses, estates, islands and all the other places of interest on the waterfront. The lighthouse cruise is probably our most popular cruise that we do on Rum Runner II. We'll take our guests by several lighthouses... More 

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Additional Information about Rum Runner II

Address: Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-0299
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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