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Morning Mimosa or Afternoon Narrated Sightseeing Cruise from Newport, RI

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Morning Mimosa or Afternoon Narrated Sightseeing Cruise from Newport, RI

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Take in Rhode Island’s scenic shoreline on a scenic sightseeing cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Aboard an open-air, fully restored lobster boat, enjoy a narrated tour as you pass Newport and Jamestown harbor fronts, and see landmarks like Fort Adams, Newport Bridge, and the famous Clingstone house. Your afternoon trip includes a Rhode Island-styled refreshment, as well as a cash bar.
  • Explore Rhode Island's scenic shoreline on a sightseeing cruise
  • Get a different perspective as you sail across Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay
  • See iconic landmarks such as Claiborne Pell, Newport Bridge, and Castle Hill
  • Indulge in an included traditional Rhode Island refreshment
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90-minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
Live Commentary On-Board
Light refreshments
Complimentary Mimosa (morning cruises only) or Del's Lemonade Beverage (afternoon cruises only)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Additional refreshments (available to purchase)
30 Market Square , 30 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Departure Point: Bowen's Wharf Address: Gansett Cruises 2 Bowen's Landing Newport, RI 02840

This activity will end right where it started.
Arrive early to the launch point at Bowen’s Wharf, where your memorable sightseeing cruise departs at set morning and afternoon hours. (Please see ‘Important Info’ tab for sail times.) Board the lovely MV Gansett and find a comfortable seat in the cabin or on the open deck for a float through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay's East Passage. Relax and admire unobstructed views of the shoreline and attractions like Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm, the Kennedy Compound and the fascinating Clingstone ‘House on the Rock’.  

As for refreshments, morning cruisers are offered a complimentary mimosa, freshly-brewed coffee, tea, and juice. Afternoon guests partake in a complimentary offering of regional beverages like Del's Lemonade, Yacht Club soda, and Coffee Cabinets. A cash bar is also available, serving local beers, wines, and hard cider.

Your cruise ends back at the departure point with plenty of time to explore the bayfront.
Pass By:  
Fort Adams State Park
We cruise by many beautiful sites along the route
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Strollers and care seats are not allowed on board, but can be stored in the ticket booth.
  • Wheelchair access down the dock to the boat, must be able to manage 3 steps to get on and off the boat. Wheelchair cannot come aboard, it can be stored in the ticket booth. Please advise if assistance is needed.
  • Please dress appropriately to current weather conditions
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking. If booking more than 10-call 401-619-1300 to book
  • For your safety please wear soft soled shoes. No heels allowed
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All passengers are required to be checked in at the ticket booth 20-25 minutes prior to departure time to receive a boarding pass.
  • Soft soled shoes only. No heels, wedges on board for safety reasons.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gansett Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Beautiful views, bring earbuds.
, Jun 2022
Interesting, but was not what I expected. The tour guide thought he was funny, but ultimately it became very annoying. I would have enjoyed only the facts… and none of the lame Jokes.
Great trip. Our guide,...
, Jun 2022
Great trip. Our guide, Patrick, was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. Would definitely recommend.
Best cruise tour
, Jun 2022
Use sunscreen. Wear sunglasses and hat. And enjoy your tour. It's a great tour. All the crew was terrific. We will return.
Attentive, friendly crew....
, Jun 2022
Attentive, friendly crew. Spacious, beautiful boat. knowledgeable tour narrator. A great experience!
Newport rocks!
, Jun 2022
The guide was awesome. His jokes and puns were top notch! We will definitely be back again. Great job guys!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you in Newport again.
Blind man’s experience
, Jun 2022
As tourists traveling with a blind family member. the tour was well done. The guide provided a good mix of humor, stories, and facts. He was descriptive in his narrative. The sounds (narration). smells, wind, and beverage provided a multi-sensory experience. The boat was fairly easy to navigate for a blind person (with help).
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your review- we appreciate your unique feedback! We are glad that your family enjoyed their time aboard Gansett
Fabulous trip! Boat is...
, Jun 2022
Fabulous trip! Boat is impeccably clean…awesome crew! And great drinks (I highly recommend the coffee milkshake!). Staff were e trembly accommodating to my 83 year old mom who requires assistance. Thank you!!’
Girls trip to Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
, Jun 2022
Had a wonderful girls trip to Newport. Our tours were both amazing!!!!!! The guides were very knowledgeable and gave us all kinds of wonderful suggestions of places to visit to enhance our trip. We recommend both tours !!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We're so glad you all had a nice time aboard Gansett and twice!
Great experience, went...
, Jun 2022
Great experience, went for my wife’s birthday and we were late for boarding but they waited for us, and we really appreciate it
Boat was comfortable!...
, Jun 2022
Boat was comfortable! Patrick the guide was fantastic! Funny, informative and relaxed. Saw great sites and will definitely do this again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed the ride
, Jun 2022
It was a gorgeous day. The crew was amazing and very entertaining. Mimosas were delicious. Great girlfriend trip. Will definitely do again! Thanks
Good choice
, Jun 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area. Know matter what I ask he was able to answer my questions about the mansions and the hot spots.
Trip around the harbor
, Jun 2022
Very nice short trip around the harbor. The guide was excellent. Would recommend it as an overview of the harbor, boats, nice activity with the kids/family.
Beautiful day, great...
, Jun 2022
Beautiful day, great crew, relaxing way to start off our vacation. Excellent complimentary beverages. Thank you.
The tour was great. The...
, Jun 2022
The tour was great. The crew was excellent. The problem is with viator and the online purchasing process. I’ve used this many times and each time the instructions are difficult to find. Especially exact directions to the event. We almost missed this one because the directions were very inaccurate.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback! So glad that you enjoyed the cruise! We will look into the directions on Viator and see if there is anything we can clarify on our side of things. Thanks!
Ten Friends on an Adventure
, Jun 2022
Our guide's knowledge of boats, homes, and the history of the area give us lots of interesting, new information about Newport. We were really impressed with his knowledge of boat sizes, cost, fuel consumption, and history. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Picturesque experience
, Jun 2022
The guide was great, very informative but not overbearing. The boat ride was smoothe. We had two people in our party that have motion sickness, and didn't have any issues. The staff on the boat were attentive. Never had a dry drink while taking in the beautiful landscape
Great Harbor Cruise
, Jun 2022
Everyone involved with the harbor cruise from check in to exit was amazing. Tour itself was informative and delightful. Great way to spend a couple hours.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your cruise!
Great ride and very informative
, Jun 2022
The narration was very informative and entertaining. Great time and we would recommend this trip for a short excursion. And the price was very reasonable.
The price is right for a...
, Jun 2022
The price is right for a fun in the sun on the bay with friends while others man the boating experience! Great time beautiful sights to enjoy

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