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Gansett Cruises

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

We had toured Newport from the land, but wanted to get out into the water to see the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
Best Boat Tour Around!!

David was a great tour guide!! We enjoyed our complimentary drink and views from the top deck. I... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Theresa B
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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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“sunset cruise” (84 reviews)
“newport harbor” (68 reviews)
“champagne toast” (17 reviews)
2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
+1 401-787-4438

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had toured Newport from the land, but wanted to get out into the water to see the beautiful boats and those Gilded age mansions that are only visible from the water .We are so happy we discovered the Gansett. We felt like we were...More

Thank esmwings
Christopher_02840, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

We're thrilled you had such a great experience on Gansett Cruises! Bringing guests out to enjoy the bay is what we live for - Each of our guides offer a unique and personal perspective on the history and culture of Newport. We hope you'll come...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

David was a great tour guide!! We enjoyed our complimentary drink and views from the top deck. I would definitely recommend the Gansett Cruises for a boat tour if your in the Newport, RI area!!

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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 15 August 2017 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 15 August 2017

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 15 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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
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13 November 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
31 August 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.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Christopher_02840 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, Gansett Cruises is pet friendly!