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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...more
2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
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Reviewed yesterday

Have done several times with visitors. Dog friendly gives them extra marks. One of the better tours that you can count on enjoying!

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The guide highlighted points of interest, sailboat races, and some history. It was a very entertaining cruise.

Thank McJack32
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great tour. We have lived in RI for 20 years and had never done this tour before. It was a great experience. The tour guide was informative and humorous. A great value for the $$. Would definitely do again!More

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RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Howard and the thousands of other guests who joined us on the Gansett this past season. Your reviews mean a lot to us. Delighting our guests - providing them with the best service and experience possible - proves so rewarding to us, each...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This was an inexpensive cruise filled with great information. Johnny was filed with amazing facts and the weather could not have been better. Recommended to everyone!

Thank sandy16163
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Extremely enjoyable 90 minute narrated harbor cruise. The boat was comfortable and we sat upstairs and had a great view. John is well informed and has a nice manner of sharing the information about Newport's history and the sites. It was fun to see the...More

Thank tinkerbelle2016
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I took a sailing trip on the Aquidneck Sailing. Greeted with a smile and a loving sense of humor. Stacey, Josh and Kevin were wonderful. They told very good stories in regards to the history of Mansions, Kennedys etc. It was a 10:30 sail and...More

Thank Trip817232
Reviewed October 1, 2018

My Wife & I took The Gansett for a Sunset tour this past September. It was the most perfect evening. Great staff on an immaculate boat, taking an informative tour of the harbor. Amazing yachts docked in the harbor was just the beginning. Patrick was...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The cruise was excellent, the weather perfect, John the tour guide provided so much interesting information about the history of Newport. The only advice I would give to anyone, if there is a bachelorette party on board, don't sit near them. Find another seat. Understandably...More

Thank bmagl
Reviewed September 25, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed this cruise. The director had a lot of information for us. History of the buildings. We have grown up here in RI and I had never done this before. It is definitely something we will do again.

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We got lucky that this place still has spots for 6 on the sunset cruise during Labor day weekend. Boarding is at Bowen’s wharf.. or you can google Gansett and map it there. They suggest arriving 30 mins before boarding as people started lining up...More

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October 12, 2018|
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Response from Kiely F | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have access to a printer either. I had the confirmation email on my phone, but I don’t remember if I had to show it to anyone. We had only booked our tour earlier the same day and we had no problems checking in or... More
April 29, 2018|
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Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
Yes -- but we encourage everyone to use the facility on shore before boarding as it's much more accommodating. Hope to see you and your family soon!
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