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“Great Harbor Tour” 5 of 5 stars
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Gansett Cruises
2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-787-4438
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Ranked #6 of 55 Activities in Newport
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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.
Near Boston, MA
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Great Harbor Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The guide on our tour was amazingly knowledgeable about all things Newport from the history of the fort to tidbits about the owners of various posh homes. As a fun bonus we had frozen lemonade and/or coffee milkshakes on our cruise...other libations were available for purchase. The history of how the captain restored the Gansett and brought it back to Newport made the cruise extra special. The crew went out of their way to make young children feel safe, to this tour is a great choice for families, too.

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Brooklyn, New York
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

tour guide was the best and they let our dog on the boat! Really a lovely 2 hour tour of the harbor, would do it again when we go back.

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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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“Newport Harbor cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We did the sunset cruise this past Friday and it was beautiful! So glad we chose this rather than the morning or mid morning cruise. It was extremely informative, interesting and of course we had the spectacular sunset to enjoy on top of that. I would highly recommend this to residents of RI as well as visitors.

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“Beautiful Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Very nice harbor cruise; friendly staff.. Excellent guide who new a lot about various sites, boats, etc
Highly recommend these guys.

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Coeymans Hollow, NY
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“Sunset Cruise 8/20/13 very beautiful, informative, good eats & FUN!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We took the sunset cruise and it was a gorgeous evening! A fun trip, very informative, food & drinks were good. Boat was clean & well maintained. The tour guide was great. A nice and fun thing to do that's not all Hipe!

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