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Rhode Island Bay Cruises

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Address: North Kingstown, RI 02852
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+1 401-295-4040
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rhode Island Lighthouses & Newport Harbor Tours

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Rhode Island Lighthouses & Newport Harbor Tours

Take a narrated cruise past 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses in Narragansett Bay along with a complete Newport Harbor Tour. This 30 mile cruise also takes you past 10 beautiful islands, under the breathtaking Jamestown & Newport Bridges, past mansions, historic Fort Adams and many other famous Rhode Island sights. Whether you live in Rhode Island or are here on vacation, Rhode Island Bay Cruises will provide you and your guests with the best way to see Narragansett Bay! There is no other sightseeing cruise like it in New England!

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Enjoyable boat ride and view of the lighthouses.

This is a great tour and we enjoyed our 90 minute boat ride. It was not a crowded tour so everyone was able to move around the boat and see what the guide (through a loud speaker... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great tour and we enjoyed our 90 minute boat ride. It was not a crowded tour so everyone was able to move around the boat and see what the guide (through a loud speaker) was describing. But if it was a beautiful day and a lot of people were on the boat, it would be challenging to... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ours was the final Lighthouse cruise of the 2016 season. We've done it before on a larger vessel and this was on the Ava Pearl. A smaller vessel but right size for the passenger load this trip. Online reservations works smoothly. SPECIAL NOTE: you can buy tickets on a space available basis at the departure pier on the day of... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Only a small portion of this boat is outside and on a warm September evening everyone would like to be outside for an enjoyable cruise on Narragansett Bay. The seating was comfortable but to see the sights you had to elbow your way past the crowd that decided to camp out along the railings on the small outter deck (small... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

After a luncheon at the nearby Quonset ‘O’ Club, we went to the docks of the Rhode Island Fast Ferry on Quonset Point for a Lighthouse Cruise under their Rhode Island Bay Cruises division aboard the Ava Pearl, a new high-speed state-of-the-art catamaran powered by twin MTU 400 engines. It also has stabilizers to handle rough seas for its duties... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great cruise. Narrator was very knowledgeable of the lighthouses and the area. I would go again with friends.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very exciting and informative, we were thrilled. The booklet was very good in following along the lighthouse tour. Everyone was nice and always attentive to what the people wanted.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wanted an enjoyable, educational, and relaxing day trip - did not get that! We were told to get into like 30 minutes prior to the departure time, however a bus (apparently with "priority" passengers) pulled up and cut us all in line. They took all the decent seats, and then proceeded to speak loudly the entire time, so we could... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Couldn't understand the narrator from the deck but once we went downstairs in the room where the snacks are, we heard fine and could see pretty well out the windows. Very interesting information.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The 90 minute tour of 10 lighthouses in Narragansett Bay was one of the 'hits' of the summer. We cruised in comfort while historian Arthur Strauss narrated our journey. I have been on many tours of the bay but came away knowing more about our region than ever before. Bravo, Arthur!!! Based on my enthusiasm, some friends are taking the... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Tour was packed full of info! Enjoyed the narrator very much. He told lots of history of the light houses and the area. Liked getting a closer look of Newport from the other side.

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