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Address: 2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
Phone Number: +1 401-787-4438

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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Party of six thoroughly enjoyed this great tour!

Best personality and knowledgable yet fun guide, hands down! Really great tour of top points of interest in the harbor. Breathtaking scenery. Even though it was a cool... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Heather D
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Best personality and knowledgable yet fun guide, hands down! Really great tour of top points of interest in the harbor. Breathtaking scenery. Even though it was a cool & overcast day, we were bundled in layers correctly and this was one of our top two favorite excursions. Will do it again next time we go to Newport.

Thank Heather D
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The boat was great with plenty of room. The guide was knowledgeable with the right amount of information given. The free coffee cabinet was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend! Bring something warm to wear as even on a hot day it did get chilly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice sunny day. Cruise delivered on its 90 min points of interest cruise. All hands were polite and friendly. Answered all questions and was informative. Would like another in warmer weather.

Thank eagle1highlander
Redford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was a really great,informative,and fun. Would highly recommend, also cheaper than the other boat tours.

Thank mimimardiros1
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I took my son and his wife who are visiting from Pennsylvania on the morning Newport Harbor cruise. Both my son and his wife are visually impaired -- however, they totally enjoyed the trip. Our guide was very considerate to explain the visuals for their benefit. It was a very interesting trip, despite it being our second... More 

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boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

8 of us booked a 3:30 tour of the harbor. It was very pleasant. Our guide Patrick was so friendly and informative. Very reasonably prices at $24, for Seniors, $26 for others.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The "harbour tour with a historical view" on Bowen's wharf in Newport Rhode Island was really great! Johnny was the tour guide with lots of interesting information and Kathy as the crew was efficient, beautiful and fun. I would do it again!!

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My father, mother and I greatly enjoyed this cruise. We brought our shih tzu Lily with us and she seemed to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Not only were we treated to beautiful views of the bay, but our guide Patrick was entertaining and well-informed about the sights. Would definitely recommend!

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Sailing808, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Patrick is one of our best tour guides - so glad that your family (furry friend included) enjoyed the cruise! We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon! More 

Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Tour guide Patrick made this fun in addition to informative. I was concerned at first that being on the top deck would end up in us being forgotten but Patrick was sure to make us feel like part of the group. There is some beautiful scenery to be seen on this trip; really gives you a different perspective of Newport.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Service was exceptional and tour guide was entertaining. Definitely recommended!

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