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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
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Summer Day on the Bay

On recent weekend trip I found myself headed to Newport Rhode Island. I had the urge to go on a... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Balkin25
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Seabrook, New Hampshire
Don't miss this time on Narragansett Bay

A lot of fun and very informative review of Newport history and renown locations visible from the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
libertycall8107
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Virginia
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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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“newport harbor” (68 reviews)
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2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

On recent weekend trip I found myself headed to Newport Rhode Island. I had the urge to go on a cruise, so I checked online for a good, short bay cruise. Gansett Cruises came up and it looked like the perfect choice for my plans....More

Thank Balkin25
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

A lot of fun and very informative review of Newport history and renown locations visible from the bay. Guide was very well versed in Newport history and lore and the free offer of either Del's lemonade or a unique coffee were great additions to the...More

Thank libertycall8107
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on 90 minute boat tour with Gansett cruises. We loved it. We sat in the bow of the boat and it was fun. We were served beverages. I had a coffee in the cabinet which was delish and my husband...More

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RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Gansett Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your kind comments, and thanks to all of you who took the time to cruise aboard the Gansett this past summer and provide your glowing Trip Advisor reviews. You remind us that providing our customers with a wonderful and memorable experience is...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate to have an incredible weather weekend in Newport! The Gansett cruise was the perfect activity for our group of 10. The tour guide was informative and funny. Tricia the third mate was amazing. She brought us all drinks- some were complementary-...More

Thank Joanne F
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I am a local Rhode Islander who had friends visiting from the Boston area. I decided to book the 4:30pm sunset cruise. The cruise was a 90 minute, narrated, tour that circled the Narragansett Bay. The tour guide was comical, while providing both historic and...More

Thank njpilz1220
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We recently stayed in Newport and took the Gansett cruise. Wonderful way to spend 90 minutes ! Patrick was our guide and he was very informative and funny. Many million dollar yachts were pointed out as well as historic sites and places of interest including...More

Thank 3732sunshine49
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Was in Newport for parents weekend at Rhode Island. Took our 20 y.o. Daughter on the tour with us. Highly recommended. Staff were friendly and helpful. The tour narrator was awesome. The history into Newport coupled with the sites was fantastic. Didn't hurt that adult...More

Thank K M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic way to experience part of the day. The tour has great highlights of the area that you wouldn't normally learn on your own. The crew was friendly and fun! Sit back and enjoy!!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Among the many great cruises in Newport Harbor, this is right at the top. This is a narrated cruise not a sailboat. Zero stress, 2 levels and soft drinks & cash bar available. Best part of the tour was Johnathan who has a great history...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Very fun and informative Great time! Guide was great.All employees polite. Overall a very fun evening and the sunset was beautiful.

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vasu87
14 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
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subhanker
1 September 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.
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marspahr
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Response from Christopher_02840 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, Gansett Cruises is pet friendly!
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