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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
+1 401-787-4438
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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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2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
+1 401-787-4438

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The boat is beautiful and spotless. The captain is also the owner of the boat. Then there's a very nice speaker the tells you so many things and you can ask whatever you want. The sound us perfect all through the boat which is not...More

Thank vittoriasmania
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gansett Cruise was a lot of fun! my family and I went during the sunset cruise and it was fantastic. The views were stunning, the stuffie and champagne were great and our dog was able to come on with us. John the tour guide...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even on an overcast and drizzly day, the sunset cruise did not disappoint! We enjoyed this hour and a half informative ride and got to see some incredible sailboats and yachts, all while learning about beautiful Newport. The "stuffie" and champagne toast were also a...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wholeheartedly enjoyed this cruise! We had the perfect sunny, warm sunset weather. The views of the mansion were breathtaking and our guide John was very knowledgable did a great job sharing stories about their occupants, past and present and providing a wonderful tour experience....More

Thank bjeandowney
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the 90 minute "sunset cruise" of Narragansett Bay and had the absolute best time. It was our first time to Newport so the informative (but fun!) narration was perfect for us. The staff was friendly. the complimentary champagne toast and appetizer were...More

Thank vvonbergen25
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a wonderful tour of the Newport Bay. The guide was very informative and provided a great historical background of the area.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I highly recommend this boat tour of Newport Bay! The tour guide is very knowledgable and extremely funny as well. The boat was quite comfortable and they give you a special local beverage during the trip.

Thank dfwlikestotravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This 90 minute tour of Narragansett Bay is great fun. The staff is friendly, and the narration is not only informative but fun.

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for something fun to do in Newport? Have a nice lunch in one of the many restaurants and then take a 90 minute cruise in Newport Harbor with Gansett Cruises. On the narrated cruise you will learn a little Newport history, view spectacular ships...More

Thank kasirois
Reviewed 5 days ago

l highly recommend this boat ride! It was very interesting & informative. I plan to go back with other family members.

Thank Lucia B
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November 13, 2016|
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Response from eagle1highlander | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry,I really can't recall what the fee was but if it as really expensive I am sure I would have remembered. Things do cost a little more there but,that's par for the area. As for the time of year, I would personally... More
August 31, 2016|
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Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
Best parking is at the visitors center - then a ten minute walk to the Gansett at the end of Bowens wharf. Hope to see you soon.
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Christopher_02840 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, Gansett Cruises is pet friendly!