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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-787-4438
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Ranked #6 of 48 Activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Gansett Cruises - Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters from Newport Harbor, Rhode Island. Cruise in Comfort Aboard M/V Gansett and enjoy... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Our 90 minute cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay was a pleasant and informative way to spend some quality time on the water. Our guide, John, was engaging and humorous. He was extremely knowledgable of the area and mixed hard facts with entertaining anecdotes as we passed each tour site on the cruise. We were able to view waterfront... More

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took the morning cruise 2 weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The two crew members, Kathy and Susan, were extremely friendly, fun and knowledgeable about everything in Newport. In the past, we have taken a schooner tour of Newport harbor several times and enjoyed that one, but the Gansett Cruise was far more enjoyable; because the boat is smaller... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I recently joined Gansett for a sunset cruise around Newport harbor. It was fantastic. The vessel (a converted lobster boat) was spacious and comfortable; recommend the seats on top deck for a better view. The tour guide (Peter?) was personable and knowledgeable; definitely better to have this resource for information about Newport and the amazing yachts in the Marina. They... More

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Orland Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was vacationing in Rhode Island the last week of August. We decided to take the Gansett Cruise because we were walking the wharf and spotted the advertisement. I don't think there is a bad seat on the boat. Patrick was our guide and he was fun, and very informative. Moe was the First Mate, and was genuinely pleasant to... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Imagine getting up close and personal with mega yachts, 12 meters and listening to some of the more interesting stories about the hidden gems of Newport, Gilded Age Cottages you can only see from Newport Harbor! A comfortable and entertaining ride, accompanied by Complimentary Rhode Island specialties like Del's Lemonade, Autocrat Coffee Cabinet and Warwick Ice Cream. You can add... More

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San Diego, California
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The customer service experience we had here was so horrific, it's hard to believe it actually happened. We went to the counter at 4 on a Friday, and bought tickets for the 6:15 cruise the following day. When we showed up on Saturday for the cruise, we were told our tickets were for the previous day, were not refundable and... More

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

It saddens us to read about your negative experience. We try extremely hard to make sure everybody leaves having had a pleasant experience onboard the "Gansett". Unfortunately, the situation that night was tricky and not something we usually experience. The employee who you booked with that night did confirm that you came inquiring about the Friday night sunset trip. She... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a wonderful time on the sunset cruise. Patrick the tour guide was hysterical, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this 90 minute nautical excursion to anyone on their first trip to Newport.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've lived visited Newport many times and thought I would do a harbor cruise. This cruise with Gansett Cruises was excellent So worth the money. I learned so much about the history of Newport and the harbor on this visit. Views were beautiful and was the weather

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went on a sunset cruise and it was cloudy so I was a bit apprehensive but...it turned out to be terrific. Great people on the crews, especially the guide, Kevin. Learned a lot about Newport, Rhode Island, the incredible rich people with their yachts and..lots of other stuff. Great way to end the summer.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Enjoyed the 90 minute Gansett Cruises Sunset Harbor Tour in Newport, Rhode Island. The guide, Patrick, was very entertaining with lots of historical facts and trivia and some very funny comments. My husband and I had a great time on this tour and would highly recommend.

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