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Address: 2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
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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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The very knowledgeable tour guide led us through an informational and historical tour of Newport and Jamestown Rhode Island. It was beautiful, as the tour came to a close at... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The very knowledgeable tour guide led us through an informational and historical tour of Newport and Jamestown Rhode Island. It was beautiful, as the tour came to a close at sunset--great for photos! The quahogs were delicious that we were given on the tour. It's both family friendly and adult friendly for a fun evening at sea. I would highly... More 

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new hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The harbor tour is 90 minutes and includes all of the highlights of Newport harbor. There are many tour operators to choose from but this is the BEST. Do not miss this experience!!

1 Thank nhtraveler63
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We very recently returned form a fabulous trip to witness the New England "fall" in all its glory. Our trip included three days in Newport Rhode Island, given its notable sailing history, famous Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive and the Mansions of the Gilded Age. Our weather was spectacular, and so we decided to take a sunset cruise around the harbour... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We did this tour as part of a shore excursion offered by Princess Cruises off the Regal Princess. It was a good and informative tour and the guide did a good and entertaining job.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The Gansett Cruise was fantastic. So glad I was able to go on it. My only drawback was from where we parked at Visitors Center to the dock was a bit of a walk. They should have told us to park closer.

1 Thank Marian H
RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Marian for your kind review. Yes, it's an eight minute walk from the Visitor Center Parking lot to Bowen's Wharf Market Square where the Gansett is docked. There are parking lots closer to the Gansett, but the Visitor's Center lot is by far the least expensive: $2.00 for the first half hour, $1.50 for each subsequent half hour.... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The 4:30 sunset cruise is a 90 minute boat ride with Captain Jeff doing a superb job at giving the riders a comfortable ride. I received a personal call from Gansett Cruises 15 minutes beforehand to make sure I'm in the right area. On the boat there's a second story deck if you want the extra thrill and view. The... More 

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Sherrard, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the 90-minute sunset cruise around Newport Harbor. It was very educational, but also entertaining. We learned a lot about the Guilded-Era mansions that overlook the harbor, the lighthouses and the history of 12-meter sailing. The complimentary "stuffies" were delicous.

Thank Rick P
Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have had several tours while we have been in Newport and I will say the narration given by our tour guide was excellent. He provided us the history present and past as we leisurely cruised by the points of interest. The Capt did a great job navigating us through Narragansett bay waters. We had a small intimate group and... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great boat ride with knowledgeable people. Was a little over an hour but worth your time & money. Had coffee and hot chocolate Nice day. Was able to take allot of pictures

Thank meevans53
RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and hope you return to Newport to visit again when you can spend more time in our City by the Sea. September and October is cruise ship season in Newport, and the Gansett works with the top cruise ships on a "land & sea " tour - the absolute best way to see all... More 

Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Friendly staff - Patrick was very informative and entertaining. Female server was also very nice. Appetizer and champagne were a nice touch. Nice time for a cruise to see the harbor from a different perspective.

Thank JanSMR

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