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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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The cruise lasts 90 minutes or so. We decided to go for the mid day cruise which was great! They gave us a free drink and as we visited the coastline, we learned some history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Wellington, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The cruise lasts 90 minutes or so. We decided to go for the mid day cruise which was great! They gave us a free drink and as we visited the coastline, we learned some history and visited some local places with historical value ;-) We had a great time with the guide as he spoke and was funny with his... More 

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Pittsburgh
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A fun water excursion. A knowledgeable tour guide who showed us all the sites. Nice and cool to be on the water on a hot summer day.

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Mitchell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The cruise was very nice. The information and history was interesting. Good value. Tip boot at end...

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Norwich, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Newport is a day trip that we enjoy making several times a year. We love the mansions, Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, the shops and restaurants. One of our favorite things to do is take a harbor cruise. Gansett tours was great. The crew entertained us with facts & stories about the yachts, sailboats, regattas the oceanfront "cottages," lighthouses and Fort... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, brother-in-law, and I went on this cruise Sunday afternoon. I recommend this to everyone! The sights are spectacular, the boat is pristine, the staff is fantastic and the price is beyond reasonable! We come to Newport often, and really enjoyed seeing the beauty from a waterview perspective. Our guide,Chris, was very funny and super knowledgeable - so we... More 

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great way to see many of the mansions. My friend and I also took the Viking Trolley Tour, which was also excellent, but on that tour, many of the mansions are hidden behind fences, stone walls, and foliage. Our tour guide was Patrick. He was well informed of the history and all the sights to see, all... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took our son toddler son and senior parents today on the 90 minute boat ride and it was very nice! There is area that provides a nice amount of shade and also sunny area for those who want to get some rays. We did have to take out our sons iPad out as 90 minutes is long for him... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Reasonably priced. Very cool people working there -- know their stuff and are personable (even gave a good restaurant recommendation). Spotless boat (could eat from the corners of the decking). Reasonably priced beers on deck; good selection too! Highly recommended!

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Riverhead, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The weather was perfect for our 2:30 cruise. 90 minutes was a bit long for the upper deck as far as comfort was concerned, but the views were stunning. It was a busy Saturday in August. Boats littered the harbor in the best of ways and our tour guide, Kevin, was congenial, friendly and welcoming. He was articulate about the... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Kevin gave a great talk about Newport Harbor, the mansions and the Americas Cup History. The boat was spotless, crew extremely friendly. Best coffe milkshake ever

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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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