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Jamestown and Newport Ferry Co

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Address: Ferry Wharf, Jamestown, RI
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+1 401-423-9900
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Trip to Newport

This was the Rhode Island stop of of New England trip. We stayed in Jamestown the night before and headed to Newport on the Ferry to Explore on the morning after. On the trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
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Caerwent, Wales
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Caerwent, Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was the Rhode Island stop of of New England trip. We stayed in Jamestown the night before and headed to Newport on the Ferry to Explore on the morning after. On the trip back to Jamestown, we had a good old chat with the Captain, who pretty much acted as a tour guide.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It's a fun ride and the crew were about as friendly as they could be! As a boater myself, I can tell you these guys really know how to handle a boat! It's a nice ride and a great way to see the harbor!

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New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Lovely guide and captain with lots of interesting info who both seemed genuinely to enjoy their work. No problems using Groupon with this.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This ferry operates similar to the Newport Harbor Shuttle/Water Taxi, however, it also covers Rose Island and Jamestown. The round-trip ticket allows riders to use it is hop-on-hop-off, so it's a great way to enjoy the Narragansett Ave restaurant district of Jamestown while staying in Newport. The Jamestown shuttle also operates much later, ending between 10 and 11pm. There is... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was our second time taking the ferry. We parked in Jamestown where traffic is less congested and parking available to catch the ferry. Our main destination was Rose Island with our two young grandsons, so they could swim and explore the island. After spending several hours enjoying the island we hopped back on the ferry just to take a... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Travel to several points in the bay. Excellent value and really the most economical and best way to travel.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Wife and I went on the lighthouse ferry tour, via a Groupon. Got off the exit before the Newport bridge. Sat in back of the boat, with all the fumes. Speaker was okay, but very winded. Seas were calm, so no problem there. Saw about 6 - 7 lighthouses from the water, and went thru the Newport Marina. Some lady... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great way to get between Newport and Jamestown. Enjoy the waterfront, get off grab a bite to eat. Great if you want to drink and not drive.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The ferry is the only way to go to get to the island or to get to Newport from the island. If you are in Jamestown take the ferry for a day trip or evening dinner in Newport. One - you don't have to worry about having a drink and driving. Two you don't have to pay to park. If... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great for a trip to Rose Island or Newport (especially as an alternative to get to Fort Adams festivals to avoid Newport traffic and parking hassles). Informative and hospitable crew with convenient schedule during the summer. Check out Rose Island: historical lighthouse, sea glass/beachcombing, picnic for a great day trip,a few hours, or an overnight in the lighthouse by reservation.

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