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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-787-4438
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Ranked #7 of 47 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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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family enjoyed this greatly! The tour was 90 minutes long and it took you very close to the shore. We we served out choice of Dell's lemonade or coffee cabinets which were delicious. Our tour guide provided great information about Newport and the boats in the harbor. Would definitely recommend this to families. We had a 2 and a... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family came from out of town and the eight of us took this tour of the bay. Everyone, from 8 years old to 67yrs. old, loved it. It is a great way to spend 90 minutes on the water and the narration was very interesting and kept you informed of what you were viewing. The extra benefit was a... More

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Philadelphia
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great experience on the Gansett Cruise. I had booked them on a whim through a Groupon and it didn't disappoint. The crew was great and John who guide the tour had the right mix of humor and information. It was a nice relaxing cruise and you got to see quite a bit of Newport... More

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

Thank you Hydroxybear (gotta love the name) – and other recent reviewers. Our guides all have spent considerable time studying the rich history and lore of the area and love imparting information on all the sights the Gansett explores on our 90 minute tours. They also keep abreast of the latest mega yachts and beautiful sail boats that come and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our early afternoon tour on July 18th. Tour guide Paul was very personable before and during the cruise and provided a lot of great info in an entertaining manner. Cruise is definitely worth the money and a must do especially if you're a new to Newport area.

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Winchester, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Paul as our guide. He was very friendly, personable and was extremely knowledgeable of the area. The Warwick ice cream was very good and my wife enjoyed her Dell's lemonade. Lots to see, so be sure to bring a camera. So glad we went! We are hoping to come again next... More

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

Thank you Jeff, All of us on the Gansett appreciate your review and great comments. Speaking of photos out in the harbor and bay, we have a photo contest taking place this summer with lots of nice prizes. Just upload your photos to our Gansett Cruises facebook page and you’ll be eligible. It’s also a great way for everyone at... More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been on many different land and sea tours but never felt compelled to write a review before. I enjoyed the Gansett cruise so much that I thought it would be a disservice not to let everyone know how great my experience was and to encourage everyone to take a ride with Captain Jeff and the extremely friendly crew. Gansett... More

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

Thanks John! Captain Jeff and the entire “Gansett Gang” are grateful for your enthusiastic review and gratified that we’re able to provide our passengers with such lasting memories of our historical city by the sea. Jeff discovered the boat off the coast of Maine in 2004 – it was then a working lobster boat that he spent years refurbishing, eventually... More

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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This cruise was well worth the admission. Family friendly and full of history for the kids to learn about our state. The staff was very personable and knowledgeable. When we arrived back at the dock we continued our adventure to the lighthouse that we saw on the cruise and had a nice picnic lunch on the rocks right near it!... More

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

Thank you! We appreciate your fine review. Children really enjoy the Gansett, which is comfortable and safe for all ages. (There’s a $6 discount for children 12 -4yrs; under four are free). Of course, a complimentary Warwick ice cream, Del’s Lemonade or Rhode Island “Coffee Cabinet” may have something to do with it! Glad you found the path through the... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I went out on a cruise on Gansett Cruises last Sunday and it was an awful experience. The captain of the ship is incredibly rude, unresponsive, and condescending. My boyfriend and I have a very well behaved retriever. We called ahead to ask if we could bring her. We were told not only could we bring her “but [they] welcome... More

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

Dear Lesley D, We are both startled and saddened by your posting. For 5 years the Gansett has allowed hundreds of dogs on board our Harbor and Bay Cruises and never once have we heard any complaints. If anything, dog owners thank and compliment us on our “dog friendliness.” Please read all of the glowing Trip Advisor comments for yourself,... More

Torrington, Connecticut
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We bought the Groupon for this tour as well - was a great deal! They had many different complimentary offerings (ice cream, lemonade, coffee milkshakes) The lobster boarding passes were just too cute! It was very fun touring the harbor and the bay and learning some of the Newport history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Saw a Groupon for this tour and couldn't pass it up. We enjoyed every minute (all 90 of them). Patrick, the tour guide was extremely entertaining and should be a stand up comedian. The complimentary drinks were perfect. Will do this again with family members in the future! Thank you!

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