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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 48 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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Warwick, RI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I was born and raised in Newport and when my hubby and I decided to take a few "staycation" days off we were planning what we wanted to do. Our daughter had given us a Groupon for Gansett Cruises, so we added this to our list of things to do. We picked a day (according to the ever-changing New England... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The tour guide mixed information on sights and mega yachts with corny jokes. It was an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend 90 minutes before dinner in Newport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I booked eight tickets for an early morning cruise, we had family visiting from CA, and thought this would be a great way to see the bay. Take off time was supposed to be 10:30 am, there was approx 16 passengers waiting, and captain was late. He eventually showed up, approx 10-15 minutes late, he never acknowledged anybody including crew,... More

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

Dear Gloria, We appreciate your four star review, and sincerely apologize for the captain who was indeed tardy on your particular trip. (As far as we can recall, this was the first time he was 10 minutes late in his over 5 years of tours). Fortunately, you were able to enjoy the full 90 minute tour, despite the late departure.... More

Bristol, CT, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have 3 children under 8 and many boat activities are just not suited for young kids. We've done this tour twice in the last five years. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, great views, and the informative tour. You can also try some local favorite drinks while aboard. It's 90 minutes long so my 2 and 4 year olds were... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went on the tour with my husband while we were on vacation. Had a great time. Crew was knowledgable, fun and polite. I would highly recommend this tour for couples or families. The tour was an hour and a half. It was priced reasonably, especially compared to some of the other options that we had for our family vacation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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

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