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Address: 2 Bowens Landing, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 787-4438
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Gansett Cruises - Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters from...

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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I took my husband and 5mo old grandson on an afternoon tour. It was great!! Nothing to worry about, lots of shade (sun up top if you want sun) safe. Crew was very informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jack S
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Coventry, Rhode Island

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my husband and 5mo old grandson on an afternoon tour. It was great!! Nothing to worry about, lots of shade (sun up top if you want sun) safe. Crew was very informative and courteous. Price is very reasonable, liked the part they don't charge for infants (like some other companies in the state that charge $16 for infants)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very relaxing and enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes on the water and learn some history as well. We went on the sunset cruise and it was most pleasant. The crew were friendly and very knowledgeable. They allow well behaved dogs on the tour (they outline the dog rules on their web site) and we brought our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a Sunday evening 90 minute sunset cruise around Newport harbor. The staff was great and attended to every need. We were able to purchase drinks on board (Beer/Wine/Soda) but we were also treated to a complimentary stuffed clam (very tasty) and a champagne toast. We were able to see some of the biggest and best... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my wife, two sons (10/13), mother, and brother. Everyone really enjoyed the cruise! I learned things about Newport I had not known after living here for two years! Staff is awesome! I use to tell visitors to do the Cliff Walk tour. Now I'll tell everyone to take a Gansett cruise!

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The harbor boat cruise was excellent and my son and I learned lots about the history of Rhode Island! Plenty of sight-seeing: mansions, boats, and yachts oh my! The captain and crew featuring John as the narrator was the way to end our trip in Newport. We plan to go again next year to visit the Hall of Fame and... More 

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Thanks so much for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour & look forward to cruising with you again next year! More 

Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 90 minute cruise was excellent. Got to see a lot of different light houses, mansions, and boats. Waitresses were very attentive with drink orders and delicious stuffed clams. The only advice I would give is to be in line a little early to get your choice of seating on the boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 90-minute sunset cruise and had a fine time. Narration was very informative and well paced, with no long silent periods as we saw mansions, America's Cup contenders and other sailing vessels moving speedily by, Fort Adams and gorgeous rocky or sandy coastline, all thanks to Johnny's most knowledgeable narration. Wasn't speechy or rehearsed-sounding, and he was able... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice tour of the bay. You are able to see some of the mansions from the water side. Our tour guide was very knowledge of the different ships and America Cup sailboats. Drinks are available for a fee. This was fun and relaxing.

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

Thanks for your nice review Janet - we're glad you enjoyed yourself. Yes, we do feature a cash bar with classic Rhode Island beverages including beers from Newport Storm and Narragansett breweries, wines from Newport Vineyards, Thomas Tew rum and yacht club sodas. But don't forget the COMPLIMENTARY Del's lemonade or Coffee Cabinets (coffee ice cream w/Rhode Island coffee syrup),... More 

Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've done most of the sail and boat trips in Newport and have to say this one is the best. The crew (Johnny and Tricia) are very friendly. Johnny does a great job providing lots of interesting historical tidbits about Newport relative to what you are seeing on this boat ride. Tricia provided the drinks - choice of coffee cabinet... More 

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cottonwod, az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 1 1/2 hours tour of the harbor and were very blessed with the most beautiful weather for the 4:30 tour. Tour guide shared very interesting information. Pointed out some very famous boats. It was really cool that there was a regatta going on the we got to see all the sailboats coming into the harbor for the... More 

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