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Rum Runner II

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0299
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friendly, fun boat ride

Overall very nice part of our weekend getaway. We went on the hour ride in the early evening. Got... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kate B
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Scarsdale, New York
Mimosa's & Lighthouses Tour

This is a great way to get a fast tour by boat of Newport. You'll see the highlights (spot of JFK... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary M
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Orange, Virginia
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Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Motor yacht Rum Runner II, which was originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard offers the luxury of a classic yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit motor boat with a history all her own while touring Newport Harbor.
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Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall very nice part of our weekend getaway. We went on the hour ride in the early evening. Got our tickets last minute on a Friday night. Friendly crew, not intrusive and let you just enjoy the ride. This is by no means a booze...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great way to get a fast tour by boat of Newport. You'll see the highlights (spot of JFK & Jackie's wedding, lots of lighthouses, and Fort Adams) and get to drink mimosas. The guides were engaging, friendly, and knowledgeable. This was a...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this tour as a last minute "thing to do" while we were in Newport for the weekend. The tour was super relaxing, the captain of the ship and the tour guide were super friendly and informative. It was really educational, learning about the...More

Thank kk1249
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This boat tour is very fun. It passes by sail boats and cruise ships of all sizes then goes out into the Narragansett Bay with views of mansions and homes of Newport plus and island and lighthouse. Since this ride is not narrated, you can...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't plan it but decided to do the evening (5:30p) tour. Had a blast, great crew and Amy was always present refilling our Complimentary Rum Punch which was actually pretty good. We thoroughly enjoyed the music, the sights and the information about the history of...More

Thank 01Elmartillo65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With no real planning, we took the tour on the Rum Runner II. Such a neat old boat with history. We got to see some really interesting things, enjoyed the water, music and some complimentary rum punch. We had our 6 year old son with...More

Thank Reiser517
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Went on the mimosa and lighthouse tour with my husband and my sister and her boyfriend. Great photo opportunities of the lighthouses, and the tour guide was also really informative. It was great to be able to get close to the coast and see the...More

Thank R_OConnor14
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Did harbor tour on the Rum Runner II...what a great tour! We had a beautiful evening cruise (5:30pm) and really enjoyed the fun facts the captain gave us while cruising around the waters. Complimentary mimosas (and other beverages) made the hour long tour extra special!...More

Thank Irwin37
CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you! Our crew on Rum Runner II are so entertaining and we can get right up close along the shoreline for some extra great views of many historical sites along the waterfront. We do offer 3 different itineraries on Rum Runner II and between...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went with friends to Newport last weekend and chose to do a harbor tour on the Rum Runner II...what a great tour! We had a beautiful evening cruise (5:30pm) and really enjoyed the fun facts the captain gave us while cruising around the waters. Complimentary...More

Thank dgr1968NewJersey
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We enjoyed the tour on the Rum Runner II. Saw lots of the sights of Newport and heard interesting stories about them. Thrilling. Highly recommended.More

Thank svinson13
CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thrilling is a great description! Our staff LOVE talking about Newport and they can certainly be very entertaining as well. Since Rum Runner II was built in 1929 as a really rum runner during the Prohibition Era, she was built for speed and to maneuver...More

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Janice D
12 August 2017|
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Response from dgr1968NewJersey | Reviewed this property |
Price was around $25 or $30 per person. I was there in mid-June, made a reservation, and the boat had maybe 10 people total on it. The captain gave us a lot of info that probably wouldn't have been included if it was full... More
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Missy M
14 July 2017|
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Response from Irwin37 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but they seem pretty easy about things.
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Leslie W
30 March 2017|
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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
Hi Leslie - not yet. Our first day of service is April 29th with our schooner Madeleine. Rum Runner II starts service on May 6th. We are usually the first boat to start up for the season and the last to end the season... More
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