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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-0299
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed...

Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Motor yacht Rum Runner II, which was originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard offers the luxury of a classic yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit motor boat with a history all her own while touring Newport Harbor.

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Great cruise around the harbor

We had a great afternoon on the harbor on the Rum Runner II cruise. The captain and tour guide were both great and as the guide was a local, she was able to give great insight to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sydney C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great afternoon on the harbor on the Rum Runner II cruise. The captain and tour guide were both great and as the guide was a local, she was able to give great insight to the area and its history!

Thank Sydney C
East Hampton, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our excursion on the Rum Runner II was great fun and informative. Captain Mark and first mate Nora shared stories of the history of Newport, boats in the harbor, the light houses and their keepers. Seeing Newport "cottages" from the water added a whole new perspective. A friendly, helpful and well informed crew made this a highlight of our stay.... More 

Thank Teri K
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a bachelorette weekend and did he early cruise while we waited for the rest of the party to arrive. Tour was at 11:45 and departed on time. Boat was comfy and the crew was great. Your was approx 75 minutes and you can bring your own drinks onboard as long as they are In plastic. They... More 

Thank B D
Wallingford, Connecticut
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great trip! only $35.00 and they served beer or rum punch. The crew took us all over the harbor and east passage.

Thank Arnie S
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Beautiful Cruise I enjoyed the cruise so much. The weather was beautiful the ride was excellent the atmosphere the music very nice. I hear the rum punch was excellent. When the driver that was in charge of the cruise asked if we wanted to go faster everybody screamed yeah!!!!!! Next time I visit I would like to go on... More 

Thank pratt1924
Mansfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this boat tour of Newport bay area. The scenery was great, the tour guide very good in her comments, and the various sights interesting. It was a hot, sunny day, so we got there early to be one of the first on board and able to find seats under the canopy for shade. They... More 

Thank Darling1971
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a blast on the Rum Runner II!! Nora, our guide was so personable and a great story teller-- we were captivated by her light house stories!! The mimosa's were absolutely delicious as well! Overall, great time I would absolutely recommend it!!

Thank Sam P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sat 9:30am mimosa lighthouse tour. It was very informative, the crew was great, and the cool breeze was terrific.

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were really looking forward to this sightseeing tour of Newports harbor lighthouses & homes. My sister (who accompanied us) told us she had taken it before & found it enjoyable & informative. First of all....as we embarked, one of us asks the young girl (who was our guide), which was the best side for viewing. She points us to... More 

Thank ez2plzlll
Hartford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We spend several days in Newport every summer. The Rum Runner is always on our schedule. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable, the boat is fast and the drinks are good and plentiful. I wouldn't recommend it for young children, however.

Thank NewEnglander41

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