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Address: 2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 787-4438
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Description: 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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Great tour, amazing views, dog friendly

Had a great time on the cruise. Our guide, Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and was very funny and entertaining. Cruise is dog friendly, and they welcomed our 2 corgis with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We booked this last minute based on other reviews here.The weather was beautiful so that was a plus. Tour was fun for us and our 2 teen boys. The guide was very informative although I will say there were times I would not have minded a moment or two without him talking , just to enjoy the scenery. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great time on the cruise. Our guide, Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and was very funny and entertaining. Cruise is dog friendly, and they welcomed our 2 corgis with open arms. Highly recommended for a great view of mansions and the bay. Will definitely return for the sunset cruise.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did a 10:30 am tour of Newport with Gansett cruises. The boat was very clean and offered plenty of seating. The tour last an hour and a half. The tour guide was great, really informative and funny! He gave us tons of information about Newport and everything that we saw on the tour. Would definitely recommend!

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We came to Newport for the first time last week, and the best part of the trip was this cruise. The user friendly website made it so easy for us to purchase tickets and print them out at home the day before. We were quickly checked in 30 minutes prior to the cruise and we boarded in a timely fashion.... More 

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Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful tour around the harbour, brightening up a dull day. Patrick was witty and informative guide. My parents will be visiting Newport soon and I have already recommended this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Kevin was our tour guide yesterday. He had a lot of great information about the properties and the different boats that we passed. Our Marriott concierge recommended this tour group and we were definitely not disappointed! Highly recommend!

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went on the 10:30 am cruise on a Saturday in August. Parked at the Visitors Center as the web site recommended. It was a good place to park - about a 5 minute walk to Pier. We stopped in at the VC and found a $4 off coupon for Gansett Cruises. Bonus! We had made a reservation, thankfully, because... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a nice 90 minute harbor cruise. We took the kids and our two dogs! The only thing they requested about the dogs were to remain on their leash and keep them on our laps. They are 8 lbs. each, so that was no problem. They give you complimentary soft drinks, lemonade or ice cream. They also have cocktails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a great cruise! We had such a blast with Patrick as a very informative, fun, and entertaining tour guide and host! I will definitely come back again!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a great way to see and hear about Newport, the harbor, and the bay. Paul was extremely knowledgeable and the rest of the crew were attentive and friendly. It was a hot day so it was a perfect day to sit back with a cool ocean breeze, sip on local wine, and enjoy the views.

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