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M/V GANSETT – Customer Testimonials Summer 2013

Great Day Trip! “My husband and I took the Gansett HarborTour yesterday. Although the weather was oppressive once we were on the bay there was a beautiful breeze. I loved that we stayed fairly close to shore so that we got a good view of all the beautiful real estate. Our guide was knowledgeable and the wait staff was friendly. I highly recommend this tour. We are locals but never tire all our beautiful little state has to offer!”

Perfect way to see the Newport Harbor “Husband and I just came back from a weekend trip to Newport, RI. We wanted to do a harbor cruise while there. We stumbled across a stand on the street that was handing out flyers for Gansett Cruises. We were intrigued by the length (perfect 90 minutes) and the free beverages/ice cream option. So we decided to go with them. We had a very good time. Our guide was John. He was very informative and funny. You can tell he really enjoys what he does. They took us around the harbor, showed us interesting shore houses and other boats in the harbor. John had great info about Newport history. Highly recommended!”

Great Experience “We enjoyed our cruise. The tour guide was great. Very familiar with the area and totally enjoyed showing us the large houses, boats and sharing unusual history. My husband enjoyed the dels lemonade and I liked the coffee milkshake...both Rhode Island treats. I highly suggest this tour. Find the coupon to use.”

Highlight of our trip to Newport “We spent a beautiful morning on the water with Gansett Cruises. We chose this tour because of the comfort level of the seating and to avoid any motion sickness issues that I have on sailboats. What a beautiful tour and John was the perfect guide.....very informative, but with a fun sense of humor.”

Sit back and relax “We booked this tour after having seen it on Groupon. The reservation for the sunset sailing was made with ease & no issue at all using this coupon at check-in. Everyone assosciated with Gansett Cruise was beyond nice & very friendly. Our guide Paul & another employee, a former Navy man, took the time before sailing to go around & have a conversation with each little group of passengers. Paul was very informative in his narrative. We were each served a "stuffy", which appeared to be a baked clam with chopped peppers & a small amount of champagne for a toast. My friend & I were the only ones on the lower deck & the young woman working on board took the initiative to ask if the speaker system was too low for us to hear Paul & adjusted the volume to our liking. It just seemed that everyone working there really wanted their guests to have the best experience possible & succeeded!”

Beautiful sights - friendly, expert crew! “The boat was impeccable. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. I'd go again in a heartbeat! A must-do if you're in Newport!”

We'll do this again in a heartbeat “Great boat that is a just the right size (not too big, not too small). Our tour guide was informative and funny, without being "too much" like some other tours I've been on. It was $26 per adult and included a drink. Being on the water in Newport is a MUST DO ... this tour gives you great insight into the history and culture of the seaport city. It was clean, the staff was very nice, the price was affordable and competitive compared to other tours, and well worth it! Bring your camera ... the views are amazing! ”

Sunset Cruise in Newport Harbor “This narrated harbor cruise was both restful and informative - well done! The boat covered more water and coastline than we had expected. Staff were fun, friendly and very well-informed, pointing out landmarks, noting the history many of mansions we cruised by and added lots of local stories and lore. Complimentary sparkling beverage and "stuffy" were served - a nice treat! We very much enjoyed it and highly recommend this tour!!”

Great Cruise and Dog Friendly - What a Great Bonus! “Having been to Newport several times and taken other cruises this was by far the best. Cushioned seats and a boat so clean it sparkled! A Covered canopy makes for shade or you can venture into the sun on the top deck. Having our four legged doggie with us we decided to stay in the shade and what a treat it was for us. Our 2 year old cockapoo enjoyed the cool breezes as much as we did! It was our first time traveling with our furry friend and we were so happy to have had this opportunity to take her along on a wonderful site seeing cruise! Thank you for being dog friendly to people who hate leaving their four legged child alone!”

M/V GANSETT – Customer Testimonials Summer 2012

“Fantastic experience on our first Gansett sunset cruise! The crew was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about Newport history and interesting fun facts. Best part was being able to toast champagne, enjoy a Quahog stuffie and have our dogs accompany us, thanks again we had a fabulous time!” - Iowa City, Iowa

“America's Cup winners, super yachts, lobster boats, rusting hulks, local characters, and various land based sights were all highlighted on this entertaining harbor tour.  We were accompanied on this tour with family members who over 25 years have been on just about every tour boat in Newport harbor. They commented that they saw parts of the harbor they had never been exposed to before and ‘that was the best narration of any tour we've been on!’” - Boston, MA

“You are treated like friends! From ticket purchase to the actual boat tour, it was a great pleasure to experience!” - Bayport, NY

“The food was good (we had stuffies) and the drinks were very reasonably priced and I loved the Del's lemonade with vodka. Next time we have visitors we will be taking them on this cruise.” - Portsmouth, RI

“Fun way to spend an hour seeing Newport - I highly recommend!” - Torrance, CA

“We had a great time on this harbor cruise. The staff on the boat were very friendly and the refurbished lobster boat was in immaculate condition.” - Shawnee, Kansas

“This boat was meticulously maintained (We live on the south shore of Long Island and know and love boats!!) The crew was fantastic; the tour was informative, fun and relaxing. I got to enjoy the local beverage, Coffee Cabinet (shake) Delicious! I highly recommend taking this tour, as I said, it felt like being with friends.” - Long Island, NY

“The tour included information about the town and the bay that a casual visitor would be unlikely to learn without doing considerable research, laced with bits of trivia about the Kennedy's and other notables who have graced Newport and Aquidneck Island where Newport is situated.” - Oxford, CT

“This is the first time we've used Gansett and both my husband and I were very please!! We especially appreciate the care; we could not be more happy with the service. The Gansett is on the top of my list now, excellent tour all around!” - Providence, RI <div>

“I have been on a few Newport cruises, and this one was by far my favorite.”  - Portsmouth, RI

“I am a local Newporter and have had the pleasure of going on board many of the tour boats we have available. The Gansett is on the top of my list! I lucked out and had a beautiful night with a bright orange sunset which was great for photographs. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. They were also very personable and knew how to make the trip fun. The stuffie was delicious and I highly recommend the Del's lemonade with vodka!” - Newport, RI

“Educational, enjoyable and 'user-friendly', this Newport harbor cruise was the best we've experienced here during the last several years.” - Warwick, RI

“Gotta say, this was a fabulous way to spend a summer afternoon in Newport. A very knowledgeable and cheerful crew treated my wife and I to a nice experience. This cruise was well-worth the money. Each cruise comes with a complimentary Rhode Island delicacy as you learn and enjoy the history of this little region of the littlest state. A+.” - Cranston, RI

“We have taken several different boat tours in Newport over the past few years and I have to say we enjoyed this one the most thus far. The boat is smaller than others we've been on, but it lends to a more intimate experience and allows the boat to go in some places that the larger ones cannot navigate.”  - Brooklyn, NY

“Our first tour out of Newport, and we chose the best! Attentive staff served Gansett shakes and narrated the sights. We were able to hug the shore more closely than the sailing craft when desired, but still crisscrossed the wide expanse of the bay. Nicely shaded, cushioned, airy seating under the canopy in the back, while sun-lovers could go up top or to the front. Fun to be on a former lobster boat, nicely refurbished.” - Chicago, Ill.

“Because of the size of the boat we saw lots of spots that the big sailboats don't go, we went right up to the boats in the harbor.”  - Portsmouth, RI

“Love it!!! I took my boyfriend and pup with me, the service was simply excellent.”  - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“This is a great alternative to those huge, impersonal pseudo-sailing vessel cruises! The Gansett offers the best views of a beautiful seaside city, Newport.” - Narragansett, RI

“My bf and I went on one of your tours today and it was fabulous. The history and information given was so informative, but given in a manner that did not put you to sleep. I plan on doing this tour again!” - Naugatuck, CT