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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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Enjoyed a good 1 1/2 hour tour of Newport Harbor. Boat was comfortable, tour guide John was informative and funny. Free Del's, ice cream and "coffee cabinets". The captain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a good 1 1/2 hour tour of Newport Harbor. Boat was comfortable, tour guide John was informative and funny. Free Del's, ice cream and "coffee cabinets". The captain took a minute to deliver survival supplies (Del's Lemonade) to schooner, The Whitehawk.

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are always thrilled to hear that people love our wonderful guides and Captain's treats! Please join us again the next time you're in Newport as every tour has a different flavor depending on the guide and what's happening in the harbor. Our season runs through the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Newport harbor provided the beauty, and Bob, the knowledgeable and often humerous commentary on our sunset cruise. The champagne toast -a nice touch! We enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend this cruise as a Newport must! Deb and Don

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your outstanding review Deb & Don. So glad that you enjoyed the sunset cruise including the champagne toast. We think it's magical. We're also very proud of our guides and are thrilled that you enjoyed Bob's tour. Hope to see you again, If you come another time to Newport. Our season runs through the end of October. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I were trying to book a cruise for the night we will be in Newport. For many of us it is our first time in Newport and we are celebrating the bride to be. We are traveling all over the weekend for her bachelorette and thought this would be a great addition to the weekend. When I... More 

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in trying to book your bachelorette party on our harbor cruise. Unfortunately, we are a little gun-shy of bachelorette parties as we have had issues in the past with noisy groups. We have found that large groups tend to want to socialize freely with each other, are not... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Gansett Cruise of Newport Harbor and the surrounding bay was fantastic. This was an hour and a half tour which was very informative. I've lived in Rhode Island for 40 years and worked in Newport for 10 and there were things that I never knew about the area. It was great. If I were to give one pierce of... More 

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Philip for your wonderful review. Our tour guides take great pride in their extensive knowledge of the area and sharing it with out passengers. So glad that they were able to share information that was new to you even thought you are from the area. Our season runs through the end of October and the water will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Jeff was very informative and the boat was extremely clean and beautifully restored. Always had a great view anywhere on the ship.

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Travis. So glad that you appreciated the tour and the condition of our boat. The captain and crew take great pride in maintaining the boat and are always pleased when it is noticed by our passengers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the harbor and learn its history. Great views of historic mansions. Also interesting discussion of America's cup yachting with several past and present winning sailing ships right before your eyes. The length of the trip is perfect and the included drink a nice touch.

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review Steve. So glad that you enjoyed the tour with the views of the mansions that can only be seen from the water. We look forward to seeing you again the next time that you're in the area. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The cruise was spectacular. Loved the beautiful sunset!! What set this cruise apart for me was the narration. The woman who gave the explanation was interesting and friendly and gave unusual pieces of information about different sights and boats along the way. The boat was comfortable and the stuffies were a pleasant surprise. Don't hesitate -- it is totally worthwhile!

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review Susan. So glad that you enjoyed your sunset trip on the Northeastern. Really appreciate that you thought the narration of our tour is what makes it special. Our guides pride themselves on their vast local knowledge and keeping up to date with all the news about the boats and events in the harbor.... More 

Duryea, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We took a noon cruise one day, and a sunset cruise three days later. Very enjoyable cruise of Newport Harbor. Tour guide- Patrick- is knowledgable and humorous. Same routine for both tours. Interesting to see the harbor at different times. Very much recommend.

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Nice to hear that you liked your noon tour so much that you came back and did the sunset tour. We are really proud of our guides and so glad that you appreciated Patrick's tour both times. Look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Newport. More 

New York City, New York
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87 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Absolutely loved the sunset cruise we took with Patrick as the tour guide. He was hilarious and so smart. Loved all he had to say, and he made the tour so fun. It was freezing!--- dress warmly!! The champagne toast and complimentary quahog (I think that's what it was) were both great. The tour lasted 1.5 hours. They serve drinks... More 

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of our tour and all that it has to offer. So glad that you enjoyed the unique talents of Patrick, your tour guide. By the way, if you'd like to enjoy a warmer sunset tour on the Gansett, be sure to join us later in the season... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Gansett Cruises is the best bang for your buck! You get a wonderful tour on a comfortable ship with friendly people. Dogs are allowed, drinks are served, and an hour and a half is the perfect length of time! This is a must do for all those in Newport for their first time, those who need to get out on... More 

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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Nina for your wonderful review! So glad that you appreciated all the details that make Gansett Cruises unique - our wonderful & informative tour, fabulous staff and dog friendly. We are now open for the 2015 season and hope to see you again if you are back in Newport. More 

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Address: Address: 2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 787-4438
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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