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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-787-4438
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Ranked #8 of 49 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great tour of the harbour with a really informative commentary which was interestingly presented. Boat was immaculate and waitress service from the on board bar just made the trip great. The bar prices were very reasonable. There is also a free non alcoholic drink.

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Los Angeles
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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Found this to be an enjoyable cruise with a fun/quirky guide - Patrick. We did the sunset cruise which left at 5:15 and saw an amazing sunset. The guide had running commentary which was both interesting and humorous. Even though the day may be warm on the shore - it did get chilly on the boat so I would suggest... More

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We booked the Gansett Cruise Boat for our bridal party cruise after the rehearsal on Goat Island in Newport,RI. Jeff,the owner, was accommodating and amazing in helping me arrange this event. The staff and guide were so friendly and narrated the history and fun facts of the beautiful city of Newport,Rhode Island. The weather was gorgeous and it was nice... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As a Rhode Island native, we've taken all of the sailboat tours of newport. Our trip on Gansett cruises is by far the best experience we've ever had. Their boat is a beautifully restored wooden yacht- Can't believe it used to be a lobster boat. The size is perfect; Even with a full boat, it was quite comfortable and felt... More

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Houston, Texas
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We did a sunset cruise with Gansett Cruises and loved the time we spent with them. Our guide Patrick was smart, quirky, and witty; everyone on our cruise had a great time, and we spent a lot of the cruise literally laughing out loud and enjoying Patrick's narration. In addition to being a lot of fun, we also learned a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My friend & I visited Newport for the first time & found this cruise tour along will touring the area. The only time available when we got there was the 5:30pm cruise & all I could say was AMAZING! The previous boat held about 48 people however, at this time there were only 14 of us. The weather was PERFECT... More

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West Haven, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I found Gansett Cruises through a Google search and I booked online. From the reviews I was was expecting a great time (all the reviews were pretty high) and I had an amazing time! It went above and beyond my expectations! The tour guide was hilarious and quirky. I learned so much too, it definitely kept my interest the entire... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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