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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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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The customer service experience we had here was so horrific, it's hard to believe it actually happened. Be very careful with these guys. 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, Trevor, who told us he was the manager,... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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Rhode Island
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although a great way to cruise the bay, it most importantly is a tour of the harbor. The monologue throughout the cruise is informative, light hearted and thorough. I live locally and prefer the sail boat rides but would do this tour again in a moment. They offer beverages that are local to RI - Dels lemonade, coffee cabinets, along... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great cruise of Newport Harbor! My husband and I took a cruise on August 16. Great customer service from associates selling tickets at pier. Boat Captain and Tour Narrator were both very professional, courteous, and personable. Boat was beautiful, with an interesting history. I will definitely take another cruise with this company when in Newport again!

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Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
24 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took this cruise yesterday - 4 adults and 2 children - and everyone in our party really enjoyed it. Everything was right about the cruise. The boat was no too packed with guests, the guide Patrick was very knowledgeable and funny, with a great sense of humor and running commentary about the sights. We were pleasantly surprised to be... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a one-hour harbor cruise. The boat was clean and comfortable. The guide was very good, and the rest of the crew quite friendly. It is a nice way to see Newport and the surrounding area from the water.

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

Thank you for your nice review of the Gansett. We're glad you enjoyed your tour. The Gansett is actually a 90 minute narrated cruise through Newport Harbor & Narragansett Bay, longer than all other motor yacht tours in Newport. This allows us to travel all the way down to the entrance of Narragansett Bay to view Castle Hill and the... More

Hepworth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Cruise aboard the M/V Gansett in Newport, Rhode Island. Captain Jeff and the crew were very friendly and hospitable, and welcomed our little dog who enjoyed the fresh sea air. Patrick, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a highlight of our Newport trip! ~ Hepworth, ON ~

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This weekend on an impromptu visit to Rhode Island for some delicious Lobster Ruben and cupcakes, my girlfriend and I found ourselves lured by 'sirens of old' to the waterfront. We happened across Gansett Cruises and took its delightfully charming waterfront cruise. Our skipper was pleasant, the mates were friendly and accommodating, the libations were outstanding (ask Moe about the... More

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We went on the Gansett sunset tour & loved it! The tour guide was full of fun facts about the area and the staff on the boat were lovely. Awesome views of the harbor ! I would definitely recommend a Gansett Cruise for anyone in the area!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This cruise was booked by some friends and we were invited. We thought it would be very touristy, so did not have high expectations. We were definitely wrong! The boat was on the smaller side and just lovely. Our tour guide was fun and funny, extremely knowledgable and had a ton of interesting stories about the sights we were seeing,... More

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