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“One of the best things to do in Newport!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jamestown and Newport Ferry Co

Jamestown and Newport Ferry Co
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Jamestown
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Rhode Island
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92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One of the best things to do in Newport!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I take the ferry at least once every year for visiting Newport in summer, when traffic and parking are unbearable. For $18 an adult can get on and off at any of the 5-6 stops along it's route and back to either Jamestown or Newport, wherever you departed from. The ferry itself is small, holding perhaps 30 passengers. You sit down close to the water. People with mobility issues would have trouble boarding and unboarding. Stairs and a step stool must be navigated. It is not wheelchair accessible.

This is an excellent activity for those with children. You can stop and tour a lighthouse or an historic fort (Ft Adams0. You pass quite close to a number of sail boats out on the water as well as yatchs and mega yatchs at anchor in Newport Harbor. For adults there are inexpensive drinks available. The ferry allows dogs aboard.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best harbour trip in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Captain Brian and Doc Bob are a great double act, only $18 and you can get on and off at 7 points from Adams Park to Jamestown, even gave us our own guided tour round the harbour which was hilarious. Much cheaper and a lot more fun than other tour boats. A great trip and hughly recomend them......

Visited August 2012
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Linwood, NJ
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18 reviews
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“A fun day on the harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The trip is worth the day to go explore. If staying in Newport you must get out on the water to really enjoy the beauty. Hop on the ferry, you can get on and off at all 4 stops. Go over to Jamestown for lunch and walk around that town. Plan to go to Fort Adams and walk and explore the Fort. Then see the lighthouse at Rose Island. You return back to Newport. The schedule is easy to do all 3 stops and relax.

Visited July 2012
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New England
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165 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“A Great Way to See Newport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2010

This small ferry offers visitors a great way to see Jamestown and Newport. You can park free in Jamestown and then board the small, covered ferry for a wonderful trip around the bay. They make four stops -- Rose Island Lighthouse, downtown Newport, and Fort Adams. You can get off, walk around, and catch a later ferry. You also go by all the yachts in Newport harbor and have a great view of the Newport Bridge, Jamestown from the water, and the famous House on a Rock.

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