1. A Scenic Journey Through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay

At Gansett Cruises, we invite you to step aboard our classic motor yacht for a 60-75 minute narrated harbor tour that transcends the ordinary. As you glide through the shimmering waters of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of:

  • Fort Adams: A historic military fortress that stands sentinel at the entrance to the bay.
  • Castle Hill Lighthouse: An iconic beacon perched atop a rocky promontory.
  • The Famous House on the Rock: A mysterious mansion with a fascinating past (The Clingstone House).
  • The Pell Bridge: An engineering marvel connecting Newport to Jamestown.
  • Goat Island: A picturesque island with a rich maritime heritage.
  1. Legends and Rich History Unveiled

At Gansett Cruises, we break away from the hurried pace of typical harbor tours. Instead, we choose to offer a quiet, relaxing, and delightful cruise that allows you to soak in the beauty of Newport. But what truly sets us apart? Our passionate and knowledgeable tour guides. Our local experts are eager to share the legends and history of the “city by the sea.” From the legendary America’s Cup 12-meter boats to the opulent gilded-age mansions, every story comes alive against the backdrop of Narragansett Bay.

  1. Complimentary Rhode Island Flavors

As you sail, indulge in a taste of Rhode Island. Gansett Cruises offers select refreshments with a unique flair:

  • Del’s Frozen Lemonade: A quintessential Rhode Island treat that’s both refreshing and nostalgic.
  • Stuffed Quahogs (“Stuffies”): These breaded local clams are a savory delight.
  • Cash Bar: Choose from locally brewed beers, regional wines, signature cocktails, and RI-based Yacht Club Soda.
  1. Newport’s Best Harbor Cruise

As Gansett Cruises celebrates nearly two decades on the water, our commitment to a quality nautical experience shines through. TripAdvisor reviews echo the sentiment: “The best tour of our 18-day New England trip!” Guests appreciate our professional team’s often humorous and fact-filled voice commentary, making your voyage not only scenic but also entertaining.

  1. Conveniently Located on Bowen’s Wharf

Gansett Cruises departs daily (weather permitting) from the historic Bowen’s Wharf ferry landing. Located in the heart of downtown Newport, it’s just steps away from dining and shopping options. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, this accessible departure point ensures you won’t miss out on this memorable experience.

  1. Private Charters and Special Events

Planning a wedding, corporate outing, or special event? Gansett is available for private group charters. Imagine celebrating against the backdrop of a Newport sunset, surrounded by the gentle lapping of waves and the warmth of camaraderie.

  1. Newport & Narragansett Bay, Viewed from the Water

Newport’s charm is best appreciated from the water. Gansett Cruises provides an intimate perspective that captures the essence of this coastal gem. So, raise your glass, watch the sun dip below the horizon, and savor the magic of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

In summary, Gansett Cruises isn’t just a boat tour—it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in Newport’s maritime heritage, legends, and natural beauty. Book your voyage now and let the gentle waves carry you into a world of wonder!