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“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.

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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!”

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sky and sea package

Gansett Cruises has teamed up with Bird’s Eye View Helicopters to show you the best of Newport from the Sky and at Sea.

By SKY: This unique package includes an 18 mile Mansion Helicopter Tour* for two passengers, which offers a truly unique perspective above the treasures of Newport on this 10-12 minute tour. Enjoy breathtaking views of The Breakers, Rosecliff Mansion, Rough Point, Hammersmith Farm (the Kennedy's Newport summer home), and many other famous residences. Get up close and personal with Newport’s spectacular coast line all from your front row seat in the sky. More info at:

By SEA: The Gansett Cruise breaks away from the typical rushed harbor boat tour to offer a quiet relaxing and delightful 90 minute cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay's East Passage in our comfortably cushioned and sun-shaded deck, or our top 'sunny side' deck. Our guides, many of whom grew up on these waters, are enthused to share the legends and rich history of their homeport. On every cruise, there's something special and complimentary from the galley that is representative of Rhode Island cuisine and culture!

This helicopter and sailing excursion $180 per couple/$90 per person. Available from May - September.

Bird’s Eye View is located just minutes from downtown Newport, at the Newport State Airport/ Colonel Wood Airpark. 211 Airport Access Road, Middletown Rhode Island 02842. *No individual passenger can weigh over 300lbs and the total weight of all passengers cannot exceed 600lbs. 2 person minimum per flight.

Call 401-843-8687 or 401-619-1300 to book your tour!


gansett cruises

Harbor Tour, Sunset Cruise or Private Party. Enjoy magnificent Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard M/V Gansett for that special occasion: Weddings, Meetings, and Special Events

Many individuals, businesses, and event coordinators have chartered M/V Gansett for special occasions – for on board parties with relatives, sunset tours of the harbor with friends, corporate cocktail parties, breakfast meetings-at-sea, a special anniversary – even weddings and small receptions. We always try to make each cruise and each moment unforgettable, so if you'd like to consider using M/V Gansett just give us a call and tell us your ideas.

We'll be glad to work with your event planners as well as your florists and/or caterers. Of course, we have our own list of excellent event planning resources that we can recommend to you, including the Newport Hospitality Group.

M/V Gansett is known as the most comfortable charter boat in Newport – family friendly and easy to board for children and seniors who may have limited mobility. The seats on the covered main deck are cushioned and comfortable, and the boat has broad, flat decks which are perfect for small groups of up to 49 people. There's even a top sun (or moon!) deck for those special views of Newport. The crew on M/V Gansett are great — well-trained to be helpful and courteous to our guests.

With 7 days or more advance notice, M/V Gansett can be made available mid-May through late October, seven days a week from early morning to after dark.

We can discuss the rates – which are flexible depending on the day of the week, and time of day that you'd like to charter the boat. Just give us a call at 401 619 1300 or 401 787 4438 or email Info at

Bon Voyage!