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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Wharf, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-787-4438
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Ranked #5 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

All Six of my Siblings and myself motored around the amazing Newport Harbor aboard one of the Gansett Cruise Tour Boats. The tour guide for our ride was well informed and totally Entertaining. He pointed out all of the worthwhile and historic sights on the shoreline and also, introduced all of us aboard to the amazing Sail and Motor Yachts... More

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

(We booked this through our cruise ship.) The harbor is packed with boats of all sorts and sizes, and John knows them all. It was a comfortable and informative tour of Newport from the water, and a pleasant change from the ubiquitous tour buses on our shore excursions, although there were still a few of the mandatory corny tour guide... More

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Brooksville, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This harbor cruise was the highlight for our afternoon in Newport. The whole crew was first rate. Very professional company, very clean vessel and the narratiion was well thought of and very informative. We were given beverages during the trip that were a delight. The tour was 90 minuets long but it needs to be longer., the time went by... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This trip is definitely worth doing if you have time in Newport. The Gansett M/Y is a beautifully maintained old lobster boat, very comfortable and the owner and his charming crew offer a brilliant 90 minute cruise around Newport Harbour. They offer a whole list of drinks with some tasty snacks whilst on the cruise. The boat is 'spotless' and... More

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Boston area
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26 reviews 26 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A group of 9 of us took a sunset cruise and everyone of us loved it. John, the guide, was very entertaining and informative. Moe served us quickly and efficiently and was just delightful. The boat is in great shape and very comfortable. And...the price is reasonable. We had a great time and would highly recommend Gansett Cruises to everyone.

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I took this cruise and were very glad we did! The views are beautiful and the history we learned was interesting. The tour guide, John, was very nice and humorous, even the silly jokes. 90 minutes flew by.

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Wakefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

No one time trip to Newport should skip the harbor tour. Whether motorized or under sail, this harbor is full of fascinating private yachts of all sizes, along a magnificent shoreline, and with a lot of history. Well wort the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I were looking forward to this boat ride. The tour guide was nice but a bit annoying. There was not much interesting information on this tour. The stuffie was not very good. The views are beautiful but the rest of this tour was disappointing.

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

We’re disappointed by your only average review of the Gansett, although glad to hear you enjoyed the beautiful views from our boat. All our guides attempt to provide as much information as possible on the many historic sites we pass and the beautiful sail boats and luxury yachts passing through Newport’s harbor and Narragansett Bay. The complimentary Rhode Island “stuffie”... More

Kissimmee
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133 reviews 133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We were only in Newport for one day and with limited time, this turned out to be the perfect tour! It's a 90 minute cruise in a comfortable setting with great commentary about the Newport sights. The captain is very knowledgeable about all the docked vessels and this turned into a fun and informative cruise. Daytime Cruises provide complementary frozen... More

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a great time on this tour. We've been on two Newport tours. This boat is beautifully restored--really great looking. There is a lot to take in on a cruise of Newport; and our guide, John, had just the right combination of information and humor to make it interesting and informative, avoiding the dry travelogue we had on another... More

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