Where do we park?
Newport offers metered street parking and public parking lots. View Parking & Directions
Please be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking and walk to the boat especially during peak times of the season. We suggest at least 30 minutes to park and walk to the ticket booth.
Where do we board?
We are located at 2 Bowen’s Landing in Newport, RI. Check in at our ticket booth to receive your boarding pass and a tour guide will bring everyone down to the boat when it’s time to board.
What time do we need to check-in?
Please check in at our ticket booth at least 20 minutes before your scheduled trip time. The boat will not wait for late passengers.
What should we wear?
For your safety, please wear soft-soled shoes – no heels! For your comfort, you may want to bring layers as the ocean breeze can sometimes be cool. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat are also recommended.
What about the weather?
Our trips will go out in a variety of weather including light rain, drizzle and fog, as long as the captain deems it safe to do so. If we do cancel based on weather, you will be able to reschedule your ticket or receive a full refund.
What's the cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets cancelled less than 48 hours in advance are non-refundable. Tickets are refundable if we have to cancel a trip due to less than minimum passenger count or weather conditions.
What is your schedule of trips?
Trips are offered daily from May through October. Please see our calendar for specific dates and times.
When do tickets go on sale?
Our booking calendar opens in spring. Call anytime for info about booking private charters.
Are refreshments available?
Each of our trips offers a complimentary beverage as outlined in the tour descriptions. A cash bar with water, soda, beer, wine, and specialty mixed drinks is available on each trip. Outside food and drink is not permitted
Is there any narration?
Our trips are fully narrated as our guides share the legends and rich history of this amazing seaport.
Are there restrooms on board?
There is a ‘marine head’ on board for passengers to use. We do suggest using a public restroom before boarding.
Are children allowed?
Children are allowed on all of our trips. We have found that many families prefer the trips earlier in the day and we find the sunset trips attract more adults.
Are wheelchairs allowed?
Due to safety reasons, wheelchairs are not allowed onboard. There is a ramp leading down to the dock and another ramp from the dock up to the boat. Passengers will need to climb down three steps from the ramp to board the boat. Wheelchairs can be left at the ticket booth during the trip.
Are strollers and car seats allowed?
Due to safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed onboard. These items may be left near the ticket booth before boarding the boat.
Can We bring our dog Aboard?
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Gansett is no longer able to welcome dogs on board. We wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to our loyal patrons who have come to expect this courtesy. As of 8/24/2019.
What are the policies for large groups?
If you are making a reservation for 10 or more, our ticket booth will call you once the seats are booked.
Please keep in mind that our tours are narrated and passengers are looking forward to listening to the tour guide; therefore we ask groups to be mindful of their noise level.
How can I purchase a gift certificate?
Gift certificates can be purchased on-line or by calling our ticket booth at 401-619-1300.
Is the boat available for private charter?
Yes! Gansett can be chartered for any number of special occasions. You can read more about our charters here and please contact our ticket booth at 401-619-1300 for more information.