Gansett cruises

harbor tours with a different view

Gansett Cruises offers one and a half hour narrated harbor boat tours and sunset cruises on Narragansett Bay. Cruise in comfort as you enjoy a scenic tour of Newport and Jamestown. Complimentary Rhode Island specialty and cash bar with a selection of wine, beer, and signature cocktails. This summer Gansett Cruises is celebrating 10 years on the water!


Gansett Cruises breaks away from the typical rushed harbor boat tour to offer a quiet relaxing and delightful cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. Our guides, are enthused to share the legends and rich history of their homeport.

packages & charters

MV Gansett has teamed up with Bird’s Eye View Helicopters to show you the best of Newport from the Sky and at Sea. Gansett is also available for private charters for motorcoach groups, weddings, cruise ship groups and special events. Phone or email for details.


It’s just the feeling you get from being on a well-appointed private yacht that makes M/V Gansett so special. The open deck plan, comfortably cushioned seating and broad sun canopy create a pleasant cruising experience. Come cruise with us today!

TripAdvisor Reviews

don’t just take our word for it

Fantastic and Fun! Patrick was a great tour guide. I highly recommend it. I’ve been on another boat tour
of Newport about 2 years ago with a different company and this one (figuratively) blew it out of the water!

Josemaria D - May 30, 2017

Enjoyed this dog friendly cruise! The crew was very friendly and gave us a very enjoyable and informational
tour of the harbor. Patrick was a joy to listen to and a wealth of knowledge. Everyone treated our dogs with
respect and seemed happy to see them. A lovely experience!

Katy E - May 30, 2017

Hit the spot! We’ve done several different cruises in Newport over the years and this sunset ride was as good as any of them.
A small outfit and they are really putting in a ton of effort to make for a great outing… free champagne toast and stuffies;
cash bar with some local craft beer included; fun and relaxed narration with info about Newport I’d never heard.
Not to mention the VERY low price. Loved it. Highly recommended.

DanFrom617 - May 29, 2017

Beautiful.. must do. We joined Gansett cruises for their first trip of the 2017 season. It was absolutely beautiful and the staff was so nice.
The trip is narrated as the boat travels by the different scenic/historic locations. Loved that it was 90 minutes long; it felt long enough to really relax and enjoy the sites. We would absolutely do this again. Our 12 yr. Old enjoyed it too. You won’t be disappointed!

Suzanne R - May 25, 2017



Every Gansett cruise offers select complimentary refreshments with a unique Rhode Island flair, including Del’s Frozen Lemonade, Delicious Coffee “Cabinet” milkshakes, RI State Clam Quahog “Stuffies”, Champagne Toasts, and more – All compliments of the Captain! Gansett also features a cash bar serving a selection of locally brewed beers, regional wines, signature cocktails and soft-drinks. Ask your server about today’s available specials!

*For your safety please wear soft soled shoes. No heels! Also, no strollers or wheelchairs allowed on board for safety reasons. Thank you.


 — includes complimentary

  • Fresh Brewed Coffee

  • Tea

  • Mimosa

  • Juice


      — includes complimentary

  • Local fav: Del’s Lemonade

  • Local fav: Coffee “Cabinet” Shake

  • Local fav: Coffee Ice Cream


includes complimentary

  • Quahog “Stuffies”

  • Champagne Toast


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  • Cash bar with beer, wine and soft drinks.

  • Pet friendly — dogs on leashes welcome.

  • Group Rates Available

Its Time for you

to Relax & enjoy the view