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Address: 2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 787-4438
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Gansett Cruises - Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters from...

Gansett Cruises - Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters from Newport Harbor, Rhode Island. Cruise in Comfort Aboard M/V Gansett and enjoy a 90 minute narrated harbor tour with a complimentary Rhode Island taste treat. On your Gansett cruise you'll break away from the typical rushed harbor tour to offer a quiet, relaxing and delightful historic cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay's East Passage on our comfortably cushioned and sun-shaded deck, or our top 'sunny side' deck. Our guides are enthused to share the legends and rich history of the famous "city by the sea" - home of the legendary America's Cup 12 meter boats and gilded-age mansions.

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Best part of the trip to newport

My family enjoyed the mix of history, variety of boats from million dollar yachts, past America cup sailboats, to authentic lobster boats, and sightseeing along the bay which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015

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morris county, nj
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

When you call the week before your trip and find out they are still running trips for the season. And they post on their facebook page that its the last week for tours. And you call to set up the tour only to find out they aren't actually running tour anymore as advertised despite good weather... Lovely.

1 Thank ashley0112
RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Ashley. The end of October when the colder, unpredictable weather and winds often force cancellations, is a challenging time for us. You were correct in that the week you inquired about was our last official week and we actually did run tours. Unfortunately, only a few trips were able to depart as scheduled. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My family enjoyed the mix of history, variety of boats from million dollar yachts, past America cup sailboats, to authentic lobster boats, and sightseeing along the bay which included gilded age mansions, lighthouses and forts.

Thank Pinecone12345
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We loved boating around Narragansett Bay. There were so many great things to see. The staff was very very friendly and knowledgeable and they served a tasty drink. They also didn't mind answering many questions from my 5 year old. Newport is a beautiful little city but looks even better from the water.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and our dog thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The narrator was knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned about the history and culture of the area, and were able to see things you corks see from the water. We would highly recommend this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A good time was had by all! My mother-in-law is on a walker, and was well cared for. Getting on and off this converted, once a lobster boat, now a tourist boat, was made pretty easy by the ramp access. The crew (Johnny, Jeff and Mo) were very pleasant throughout, providing commentary along the way, answering questions when asked, and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The boat for this tour was a wonderfully converted and restored lobster boat. It provides upstairs and main deck bench seating (sitting around the edge facing not the boat) covered. The 90 minute cruise and narration was fantastic, especially if you are able to have narration from John - his knowledge was impressive although his jokes were pretty corny... but... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a great harbor tour on Gansett Harbor Cruises. The guide was informative and funny as we cruised through the harbor and the bay. He pointed out various famous sailboats from the America's Cup races, and huge yachts and who owned them. We had a wonderful sunny afternoon, all making it a picture perfect day. Bring your cameras!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was an excellent tour of the harbor. The ride was smooth, and the narration was interesting and well presented. A choice of several complementary drinks was provided (I highly recommend the frozen lemonade!). The number of passengers was perfect, so there was no crowding or obstruction of the great views from the boat. The tour lasted for 90 minutes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable tour of Newport harbour, we were there during the Boat Show and saw some old Americas cup yachts racing which was an added bonus. Our guide Paul was very knowledgable and enthusiastic which made the tour for us. The boat was very clean, well kept and the frozen lemonade and coffee milkshake were great. A definite must... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

The cruise we took was the 2:30 pm. The day was perfect and the cruise was relaxing. Our narrator gave us lots of interesting information about what we saw. We were waited on with courtesy for the free refreshments or alcoholic beverages we could purchase. We were delighted with our choice!

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