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Gansett Cruises

2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000
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Peaceful and informative

Was looking for something to do to “kill time.” So glad I chose this cruise. Great guide and talked... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
srhunt89
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Clearwater, Florida
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Great sunset boat tour!

My husband and I really enjoyed the boat tour, especially because it was during sunset time. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Enid D
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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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2 Bowens Lndg, Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3000

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Was looking for something to do to “kill time.” So glad I chose this cruise. Great guide and talked about history as well as point out sights. Free choice of two drinks was offered. Takes about 1.5 hours. Sit on top deck if possible! Would...More

Thank srhunt89
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed the boat tour, especially because it was during sunset time. It was great.

Thank Enid D
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Gansett Cruises offered the perfect sunset cruise. We read it was dog-friendly so brought our pup along. I knew ahead of time that we would need to stay in the bottom rear of the boat, so no surprises. Turns out, this was a great location...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Gansett Cruise was fantastic. Our guide Johnny was entertaining and knowledgable and Kristen provided great service. Seeing the yachts up close and the mansions and lighthouses from the water is a memorable experience. And the complimentary local favorite beverages are a nice touch. very...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The Gansett cruise was one of our favorite parts of our trip. 90 minutes on a nice stable boat with an amusing and informative guide. Fun free refreshments along with a cash bar if you prefer something else. A really great experience. Bring extra layers...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Wow! this was great! Our tour guides name was John and he was fantastic! My husband and I have been to newport a few times and would definitely do this again! They also gave you a quahog and and a champagne toast at sunset which...More

Thank L2015traveler
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we scheduled our sunset cruise on an evening when the fog rolled into the bay. Difficult to provide a review of the sights but our guide, Patrick, was outstanding! He did a great job of informing and entertaining. We chose this tour based on...More

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

My husband and I went to Newport to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary a few weeks ago. We took the Sunset Cruise on our recent visit. Our tour guide was named Patrick and he was great. He was very funny and made the trip very...More

Thank MaryMary08016
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Good trip even though parts of the harbor were foggy. Captain expertly navigated very busy waters with crowds from this past weekend's boat show. Chris was an entertaining narrator. I can't compare it to rides from competing companies, hence the 4 rather than 5.

Thank Genieb47
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Family took the harbor tour and had a great time. One person was late and staff checked with everyone to see if they wouldn't mind a slight wait. They were nice enough to agree and it was handled professionally. Crowded harbor with a lot of...More

Thank Joseph W
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vasu87
13 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
31 August 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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Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, Gansett Cruises is pet friendly!
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